Articles

  • Disease

    Omphalocele

    An omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect at the base of the umbilical cord (umbilicus); the infant is born with sac protruding through the defect which contains small intestine, liver, and large intestine.

    An omphalocele is a birth defect in which an infant’s intestine or other abdominal organs are outside of the body because of a hole in the belly button...

  • Nutrition

    Overcoming breastfeeding problems

    Breast milk contains the appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and provides, minerals, vitamins, and hormones that infants require. Breast milk also contains antibodies from the mother that can help the baby resist infections.

    Problems with breastfeeding are common in new mothers. Most problems can be easily treated or solved. If you have a breastfeeding problem, contact a...

  • Test

    Ovulation home test

    The pituitary gland controls the release of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone), which govern the onset of puberty, sexual development and reproductive function.

    An ovulation home test is used by women to help determine the time in the menstrual cycle when getting pregnant is most likely. The test detects a rise in...

  • Special Topic

    Oxygen therapy - infants

    Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally contains 21% oxygen. We can receive up to 100% oxygen. WHY IS...