The runny nose hasn’t let up for weeks, that nagging cough is never-ending — and nothing you do can stop those tiny fingers from rubbing those watery, red eyes. Instead of a cold, your little one could be suffering from allergies, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. And lots of children (even very young children) end up having them: Plant pollen causes an allergic reaction in up to 40 percent of kids, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
I know sometimes I complicate things by interjecting too much ‘adult’ thinking and reasoning. What I really need to do is throw all the baggage of adulthood away and think like a toddler–I need to put myself in their tiny little shoes. I am finding that my toddlers are actually brilliant beings who have figured it all out and maybe, just maybe, I could learn a thing or two from them.
Post pregnancy is another chapter that women have to face. There are several body changes that can sometimes be overwhelming. Aside from dealing with the deformed belly, there are other body changes that women needs to anticipate.
In just a few weeks my twins will turn one, and I will be 44. I am an older mom who thought I knew what I was getting myself into, but I am finally realizing that despite all the advice given to me and research I did on my own, I was truly not prepared. What I can say is that at this moment in time we are all happy and healthy, which I know is the most important thing.
Would you be in safer hands if your doctor had the same illness as you? We hear from a dermatologist with a skin complaint, a psychiatrist with depression, an oncologist who survived cancer and a maternal fetal medicine specialist who couldn’t conceive.