Category Archives: baby’s health

Main complications that can affect the placenta during pregnancy

Alguns problemas na placenta durante a gravidez podem ser detectados pelo ultrassom

The placenta is the organ the pregnant body develops to make the blood connection between the mother and the baby. It provides oxygen and the nutrients necessary for the baby’s growth in the uterus through the umbilical cord.  It also produces and regulates some hormones during pregnancy, such as chorionic gonadotropin and progesterone. The placenta […]

How can I tell if my baby has an ear infection?

Como identificar dor de ouvido em bebê

All of a sudden, your child starts crying, a high-pitched scream from someone in what seems like unbearable pain, and you have no idea what to do. Because they can’t articulate their feelings properly, it’s hard to figure out where this complaint could be coming from. Did they break a bone? Are they suffering from […]

The importance of regular pediatrician consultations

Importância das consultas pediátricas

At six months, your baby should receive their third dose of some of the vaccines recommended by the Department of Health, such as Hepatitis B, Polio and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis. Besides those, it’s possible the pediatrician will recommend other vaccines available within a private healthcare network. As you might have noticed, the sixth month […]

We need to talk about…poop

O cocô do bebê pode revelar como está a saúde dele

It’s common, during the first months of life, that your newborn poops soon after each feeding. This is called the gastrocolic reflex, which stimulates the child to evacuate everytime their tummy is full. After the second month, however, this frequency spaces out and might even worry you. However, there’s no proper timing for this, nor […]

When should you call the pediatrician?

Quando ligar para o pediatra

Given you’ve gotten this far, you know by now that there’s no such thing as a manual for pregnancy, right? Each pregnant woman is different and each woman deals with it in their own way. Well, maternity, despite the amount of information you might have, works the same way: each day you’ll experience something new. […]

The importance of caring for your child’s dental health from an early age

Higiene bucal do bebê

Did you know that since the first day of your child’s life it’s recommended to care for their dental hygiene? So, if you haven’t started yet, you can right now – there’s no need to wait for the six month mark, the phase where the first little teeth start to appear. The baby’s toothless and […]

What to look for after the baby is vaccinated?

Reação do bebê ao tomar vacina

Fever, pain, redness, allergies, and localized edemas are just some of the most common reactions that can happen in the 48 hours after a vaccine. Communicate it to the pediatrician immediately if the symptoms persist for longer. Your health care provider will guide you on whether to medicate your child or take on special care. […]

Learn which vaccines your child needs

Vacinas para o bebê

Keep your vaccine schedule handy and updated. Your child needs you to take care of her needs. While still in the maternity ward, babies are usually given two vaccines: against Hepatitis B and the BCG vaccine, which protects against tuberculosis (this one, in fact, leaves a little mark on the baby’s arm for the rest […]

What can you do with the placenta?

O que fazer com a placenta

The placenta is an organ that only exists during pregnancy and has very specific functions, such as producing hormones. providing nutrients and oxygen to the baby, protecting the fetus from impacts inside the womb and eliminating residues the fetus produces. After nine months of intense activity, the placenta is naturally  expelled from the woman’s body […]

Important tests and exams for a newborn

Exames no recém nascido

Done within few hours after birth, these are fundamental for early detection of a series of diseases: Heel-stick test Usually done about 48 hours after birth, after the baby has been properly breastfed. A small amount of blood is taken from the newborn’s heel, which doctors can screen for a myriad of diseases, such as […]