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  • 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 the infant’s intestine or other abdominal organs stick out of the belly button (navel). In babies with an omphalocele, the intestines are covered only by a thin layer of tissue and can be easily seen. An omphalocele is a type of hernia. Hernia means ...

  • 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 lactation consultant. This is a person who specializes in breastfeeding.

  • 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 identify the time in the menstrual cycle when they’re most likely to become pregnant The test works by detecting a rise in luteinizing hormone (LH) in the urine. Such a rise, or surge, signals the ovary to release the egg. This at-home test is ...

  • 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 OXYGEN USED? Babies with heart or lung problems may need to breathe increased amounts of oxygen to get normal levels of oxygen in their ...