A New Mom’s Journey

By Maryam Saeed Jilani

New Mom
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Becoming a mother for the first time is a life changing experience. The news that you are expecting a baby stirs up a number of emotions. At first you are just overwhelmed, then slowly as the news sinks in you become excited and happy, then comes a point when you start getting cold feet, you get nervous as delivery time nears and then about the post delivery time. This journey is full of highs and lows. You are experiencing all sorts of emotions, and physical exertions sometimes toll heavily on your thoughts and feelings as well.

Delivery and after-effects

After getting over with pregnancy, which is nothing short of a roller coaster ride, and successfully getting through delivery you forget everything once you hold your baby in your arms. That sweet little face and smile takes your breath away. All the trouble that you have been through, all the weight that you have gained  seems worth it just because you have a little angel looking up to you. (more…)

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Ease Cough At Home

 By Dr. Madiha Masood

Home remedies for cough in kids

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Cough is one of the most common symptoms of childhood illnesses. As offensive as it may sound it’s not usually a sign of a serious condition. In fact, coughing is an important and healthy reflex that helps protect the airways in the throat and chest.

First let’s look at things that cause cough in order to prevent it.

What Causes Cough?

Many things can trigger a cough, these can range from little dust particles, allergens present in our surroundings to pathogens i.e. bacteria, viruses and parasites. These causes classify cough into productive (having sputum) and non-productive or dry.

Productive cough means you might be having infection from a virus or bacteria, a reflux disease of stomach, while dry cough is commonly due to allergies and asthma. (more…)

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