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Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • 6 Common Parenting Mistakes

    The common mistakes parents make can easily affect a child’s confidence and his self-worth. Read on to know the six common mistakes that one can avoid as a parent !! Parenting is one job you are required to do without proper training or qualification. ‘A full-time job’ as many fresh mothers like to describe it, parenting is an art. Nevertheless, there are some thumb rules that can make you a better parent. When a baby Continue Reading

  • Communicating with your baby – 10 tips to help you get started

    So you have already started interpreting what your baby’s sound of delight, desire and distress mean. How about helping her out to communicate with you and the world around? Even the youngest of babies are receptive and trying their best to learn the language. The more you understand their gestures, signs and expression, the more you can try to communicate with them by responding to these. It’s time before they can communicate in words their Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions 1 – by Shefali Vaidya

    Triple Impressions is a column by Shefali Vaidya for, where she shares her tumultuous journey as a mother from the point of discovery that she is pregnant with triplets all the way through to being a proud mother of six year olds. ‘I can hear three heartbeats. I think you have triplets’, our doctor uttered these momentous words with a smile. It was my first ultrasound screening since the pregnancy was confirmed. Our doctor Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 2 by Shefali Vaidya

    It was a cold, rainy afternoon in January. The streets of Dallas still twinkled with fairy lights from the holiday celebrations. I had just entered the 25th week of pregnancy. The first trimester upheavals were behind us and I could finally relax and enjoy my pregnancy. That chiefly consisted of asking my poor husband to rustle up outrageous food stuff that I remembered from my childhood. That particular afternoon, I craved for conversation in my Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 3 by Shefali Vaidya

    The slowest night of my life trickled slowly into a turbid, grey, airless dawn. I was still on Mag, weaving in and out of periods of lucidity and hallucinations. As I was practically paralyzed from neck down, any movement was out of question. Ganesh had spent the night crouched uncomfortably in a hard iron folding chair. Twelve slow hours had passed since the steroid injections. Thirty-six more to go before the steroids had their full Continue Reading

  • New Mother – Immediately after the birth

    In all the excitement with the arrival of their new bundle of joy, many women neglect their own needs, both emotional and physical. Your body has been through quite a roller coaster ride with fluctuating hormones and along with the physical toll of childbirth, a new mom is often a tired basket of nerves. After all, you are an adult; you should be able to handle it, right?! If only it were that simple! Ironically, Continue Reading

  • Your Newborn Baby – Just after the birth

    Your newborn is still figuring out this “breathing on your own” thing, so after a good cry, she will close her eyes and sleep for most of the day. Your newborn also does not have the ability to control her temperature effectively, so even before they hand her over to you, she will be dried off and rubbed vigorously to improve her circulation. She may even need to be placed under a radiant warmer if Continue Reading

  • Your Baby’s Homecoming

    Whew! You’re finally done with labour and delivery. But truly, only now does the real work begin! No matter how long you’ve been preparing for this day; decorating the nursery or stocking up on diapers and baby wipes, bringing your baby home for the first time can be exhilarating and agitating all at the same time. It is common to have doubts swirling around your head. Are you ready for the baby? Is your house Continue Reading

  • Postnatal Depression – 6 Ways to Cope with PND

    You just had your baby and you feel like a million bucks, right?! No? Then you are not alone. Many new mothers go through the baby blues or postnatal depression, also called postpartum depression. This is a fairly common yet emotionally exhausting experience that can leave you anxious instead of celebrating this momentous occasion. If you were not expecting to feel this way, it can take you by surprise; after all, you have been waiting Continue Reading

  • Naughty Child Contest

    Have fun uploading a pic, get friends and family to like your pic and you could win prizes. Enter the MothersDelight Photo Contest today! Enter the Contest

  • Naughty Child Contest

    Have fun uploading a pic, get family and friends to like it and you could win prizes. Enter the MothersDelight Photo Contest today! Enter the Contest