You may not know if you have: STIs and infections during pregnancy | My Baby My Star

"Early treatment and counselling are necessary because many STIs can affect your baby's health during pregnancy and after birth."

Karen Wilmot aka The Virtual Midwife is a midwife, prenatal yoga teacher and founder of The Due Cluba private online community for pregnant women. Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, is part of routine prenatal care and should be done at your first pregnancy visit. Testing won’t harm your baby, but it’s important … Read more

A Saskatchewan family pays $750 a month for baby food and is hoping for coverage | My Baby My Star

A Saskatchewan family pays $750 a month for baby food and is hoping for coverage

Dominique Millman says her family has had to cut their grocery bills and other expenses because their baby daughter needs special formula. This formula, Enfamil Puramino A+ Hypoallergenic, costs $57-$64 for 400 grams, which lasts about three days. The family spends about $750 a month on their baby’s formula. Although they have a prescription for … Read more

Court filings: Father charged with life-threatening abuse of 3-week-old baby | My Baby My Star

Court filings: Father charged with life-threatening abuse of 3-week-old baby

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – Bruises on the baby’s privates came from the father’s fingernails. So did the eye injury that the doctors reported. The bruise on the three-week-old boy’s cheek came from pinching the infant “to make him laugh”. Those injuries didn’t even begin to explain the three broken ribs, signs of a skull … Read more

The Oxford Hills School District runs a Summer Feeding Program | My Baby My Star

The Oxford Hills School District runs a Summer Feeding Program

Beginning June 27, students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch at select school locations during their summer break. PARIS, Maine – At the Oxford County School District (MSAD#17), parents need not worry about their children going hungry this summer. The school district is hosting its annual Summer Food Service program to ensure … Read more

Do Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due To Risk Of Death Or Injury: FDA Safety Notice | My Baby My Star

FDA provides updates on efforts to increase supply and availability of safe and nutritious infant formula

Date of issue: June 28, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers against using neck floats for water therapy interventions on babies, especially babies with developmental delays or special needs, such as babies. B. spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy. Use … Read more