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Apnea in Children

By JustMommies staff

Apnea occurs when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer or if she has a pause in breathing accompanied by a drop in heart rate or appears blue in color. It is normal to have pauses in breathing but when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer it can be a life-threatening situation.
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Failure to Thrive

By JustMommies staff

Many parents look forward to going to their child's well baby checks and finding out how big their child is getting. One of the biggest things a mom wants to see is where their child is on the growth chart. But when a child is having growth issues, doctor's visits can be filled with worry and anxiety.
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GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

By Rebecca Pillar

We’ve all heard the horror stories from parents who have survived a colicky child. There’s a big chance you or I could have been colicky for our parents. We cross our fingers and hope that the ‘colic fairy’ passes by our homes. Did you know that what some people consider a colicky baby could
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Getting a Child's Asthma and Allergies under Control

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Asthma (Reactive Airway Disease) If your child suffers from asthma or allergies, you’re not alone. Allergies are the most prevalent children’s health problem and asthma in children has increased dramatically in the last decade.
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Having a Child with Down Syndrome

By Rebecca Pillar

Prenatal screening tests are performed during pregnancy to test for fetal abnormalities and birth defects. One of the situations doctors are looking for is ‘markers’ for Down Syndrome. During the 15th-20th week of pregnancy, several screenings are offered to the pregnant woman. The triple screen
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Juvenile Diabetes Symptoms: What a Parent Needs to Know About Juvenile Diabetes

By JustMommies staff

Juvenile diabetes is a chronic health problem for children. There are many myths and misinformation about diabetes. There is also confusion between juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. The symptoms for both are for the most part the same, however, the cause and treatment
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Overactive Bladder

By JustMommies staff

Perhaps you've seen the "got to go, got to go right now" commercials and wondered if this might be you. Overactive bladder, also known as urge incontinence, occurs in women more than men and can be treated. Overactive bladder produces symptoms of sudden, frequent urges to "go" and often leads to leakage
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Seven Warning Signs of a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Keep an eye out for these STD signs.
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Spina Bifida

By Rebecca Pillar

Spina Bifida is a condition where, during development in the very first month of pregnancy, the spinal cord does not completely close. Spina Bifida is estimated to occur in nearly 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the United States. Exact figures are not available due to the possibility of under reporting.
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The Sensory Diet - Treatment for Sensory Integration Disorder

Here are some ways to help if your child shows signs of Sensory Integration Disorder.
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