Blog posts of '2023' 'August'

Skincare Routine During Pregnancy: What to Know
Pregnancy symptoms and experiences differ for each woman. Some had reported a more pleasant condition compared to others. Expecting mothers can see changes in their bodies, including their skin. These changes are mainly due to hormonal changes as your body adjusts...
Can Mothers Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?
A healthy lifestyle and a nutritious diet are needed when you’re breastfeeding your newborn babies. There are some drinks and foods that are off-limits during this time. There are mixed opinions about whether it is allowed to drink alcohol when breastfeeding. Here...
Reasons for Low Breastmilk Supply
Breastfeeding mothers may experience frustration when it comes to their breastmilk supply, especially if they are not producing enough. Perceived low breastmilk supply is one of the reasons for mothers to discontinue the practice. A 2015 study noted that 63% of...
Breastfeeding Has Benefits for Moms Too!
Experts tout breastfeeding as a practice that can help infants in their development, with the World Health Organization noting that breastfeeding as essential to the growth and development of the infant. However, babies are not the only ones benefiting from it....
At What Age Should You Start Taking Birth Control?
The Commission on Population and Development recorded in April 2021 that more than 8 million Filipinos used contraceptives during the pandemic, a 6% increase from 2019. There might be several reasons for using birth control methods. It can be for preventing unplanned...
How Long Should I Wait to Get Pregnant Again: The Facts About Pregnancy Gap
Spacing between pregnancies is significant to the mother’s recovery and health. In addition, it gives way for the family to care for their child with full attention. A study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia...
Family Planning Methods: What are the Hormonal Birth Control Methods?
Family Planning Methods: What are the Hormonal Birth Control Methods? There are several family planning methods available for your choice based on your lifestyle, way of use, or availability. It is usually categorized as hormonal and nonhormonal birth control...
Family Planning Methods: What Are Nonhormonal Birth Control Methods?
Nonhormonal birth control methods are suitable for those who want to decrease their chances of getting pregnant without the side effects of the hormonal birth controls, such as irregular bleeding and changes in the skin. Some examples of nonhormonal birth control...
Can Children Get Diabetes?
Children have a penchant for anything sweet. Excessive consumption of sweets can develop diabetes, even in children. The occurrence of type 2 diabetes can be common among overweight children. Their likelihood of developing diabetes increases if: Diabetes is...
The Difference between Type 1 and Type 2
Several health complications are attached to diabetes. One of the health complications of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage. The Philippines reported a prevalence of more than 40% for diabetic neuropathy. The International Diabetes Federation noted...