Shaken Baby Syndrome

A large number of child deaths are reported in South Africa each year. A lot of deaths relate to neglect, abuse or murder. Despite this, there's a knowledge gap in relation to understanding the issue....

Amniotic fluid problems

The importance of amniotic fluid Amniotic fluid is essential for pregnancy and foetal development. Amniotic fluid is a watery substances residing inside a casing called the amniotic membrane or sac. ...

Choosing a pre-school

Becoming a parent is a momentous; life-changing event filled with hopes, expectations and naturally some fears. Parents often learn and grow alongside their children, as they face the challenges of pa...

Newborn reflexes

Although newborn babies are physically helpless and vulnerable at birth, they have a number of amazing innate abilities or reflexes. Reflexes are involuntary movements or actions, designed to protect ...

Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that can lead to infection. The word “mastitis” is derived from the Greek word “mastos” meaning “breasts”, while the suffix “-itis” denotes “inflammation”. Ma...

Pelvic floor exercises

Although your new baby will probably bring you immense emotional satisfaction, physically you may feel uncomfortable and strange in your own skin. After 9 months of pregnancy and hormonal changes, you...

Colic

Babies cry because they need to communicate something and most parents, especially new moms, find it distressing to see or hear an unhappy baby. In time, you will learn to recognize the various causes...

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes are informative sessions provided to prepare expecting parents for the birth of their child and the early days of being a parent.Most antenatal classes are run by Midwives and occasi...

Strap-in-the-Future

The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was launched on the 11 May 2011. It is a global declaration of war against road crashes and fatalities. According to Mr Sibusiso Ndebele, MP Minister of ...

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    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:49
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    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:41
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    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:20
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Hope 4 Kaiden

Little Kaiden suffers from Lissencephaly and the non-profit organisation, Hope 4 Kaiden, will be holding a fundraiser to raise funds for his medical treatment on the 4 August 2012 in Durban.
Lissencephaly means "smooth brain" and is a rare, gene-linked brain malformation characterised by the absence of normal folds in the cerebral cortex and an abnormally small head.
Lissencephaly begins during development in the womb. After birth, symptoms of the disorder may be unusual facial appearance, difficulty swallowing, failure to thrive, muscle spasms, seizures and severe psychomotor retardMy_first_smile_for_the_cameraation. Hands, fingers or toes may be deformed.
There is no cure for Lissencephaly but children can show progress in their development over time. Supportive care may be needed to help with comfort, feeding and nursing needs.
Anticonvulsant medications can help with seizures. If feeding is difficult a gastrostomy tube may be considered. Prognosis can range from showing no significant development beyond a three-to-five-month level while others will have near-normal development and intelligence.
Because of this range it is important to seek the opinion of specialists in Lissencephaly.
If you would like to help Kaiden go to http://www.hope4kaiden.co.za/home