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Archive for May, 2009

Watch Your Baby Grow

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 by:

The Baby’s Development in the First, Second and Third Trimester are some of our most popular features. Now you can watch a video of your baby’s development by authors Peter Doubilet and Carol Benson.

Infant Day for Ottawa Moms

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 by:

New moms always like to hear the words FREE, INFORMATION and SOMETHING TO DO in the same sentence. If you live in the OTTAWA area clear the date for May 29, 2009. Infant Information Day will be held in the South Fallingbrook Community Centre at 9:30a.m. Find out more about health and recreation for infants through to 18 months. Click here to find out more or to register.

How do I know if my child has the swine flu?

Friday, May 1st, 2009 by:

Worrying about our kids is normal. New research has found that catching the swine flu as soon as possible decreases the severity so it’s important to seek help if you think you or your child may be infected. Still, you don’t want to rush to the doctor just because your child sneezes. How do you know if a runny nose and cough could be a sign of the H1D1 virus?

The symptoms of the swine flu are similar to the regular flu. The include: fever, headache, body aches, sore throat, nasal stuffiness, cough and respiratory illness. What is different is the swine flu may also cause diarrhea or vomiting in children.

Basically if your child is listless and has a fever you should take them to the doctor. If your physician is concerned, a lab test can confirm whether they have contracted the H1D1 (swine) virus.

Children usually recover quickly from illnesses so if they are getting worse rather than better you should book another trip to the doctor.