Category Archives: Birth & Maternity

Immunizing Infants for Future Generations

Vaccinating your infant isn’t something you look forward to as a parent. It’s a perfect example of bittersweet. Bitter because – well, they’re shots. Sweet because they provide protection to your little one from 14 potentially life-threatening diseases: Poliomyelitis (Polio) Tetanus Influenza (Flu) Hepatitis B Hepatitis A Rubella Meningitis secondary to Haemophilus Influenzae Type B […]

What Makes a Hospital “Baby-Friendly?”

If you have heard the phrase “baby-friendly hospital,” you might have wondered if that implies there are hospitals that are not friendly toward babies. “Baby-Friendly Hospital” actually means a hospital has achieved the gold standard in maternal-child care, a designation bestowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). There […]