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Back massage for pregnant women

The pregnant body goes through numerous changes in a short amount of time, and it's no wonder that lots of women find themselves tired, achy, stressed, and even depressed when...

ZIFT: A lesser known assisted reproduction technique

Mention fertility treatment, and most peoples' mind will jump straight to IVF these days. There is, of course, quite a wide range of assisted reproduction techniques around, ranging from intrauterine...

Perineal massage to prevent tearing during birth

No pregnant woman vaginal tears or other damage to the genital area. Doctors often "resolve" this issue by cutting an episiotomy. This surgical incision can best be described as an...

Ultrasound as a new male contraceptive?

Ultrasound used on the testicles could drastically reduce the number of sperm produced by a man, say researchers who are investigating its contraceptive potential. A study (on rats) published in...

Florida: Syphilis making a comeback!

Most people know about safe sex and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, but syphilis is a disease that is rarely mentioned. We hear about HIV, chlamydia, Hepatitis B and...

How to overcome toddler hair-washing dramas

Toddlers and drama go together, and most toddlers make a drama about washing their hair at some point. Is yours afraid of the water, shampoo in her hair, or worried...

Therapy after birth trauma

"Just be glad that you have a healthy baby," is something often said to women who have difficulty healing from a traumatic birth, and those suffering from postpartum depression. If...

Fetal macrosomia: a big baby

The largest newborn ever to have been recorded weighed over 23 pounds. That baby was born in America in 1897, but died a few hours after entering the world. Still...