Illness

Everything from the common cold to infections, rare diseases, and pregnancy complications. Your health and the health of your children matter to us, so in this section of You are Mom, you’ll find all the information on medical conditions you need to know.

What Is Acquired Brain Injury in Children?

Acquired brain injury is a brain injury that occurs after birth. It produces a permanent or temporary deficit, of a physical, psychic, cognitive, behavioral, sensory, emotional or social nature. As a result, it reduces the child’s functional capacity and quality…

What Is Juvenile Dermatomyositis?

Juvenile dermatomyositis is an inflammatory disease characterized by muscle weakness and skin lesions. At the onset of the disease, the child will begin to complain of difficulty in performing different daily activities or movements, such as climbing stairs, dressing, and…

Learn All About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called venereal diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are a group of diseases that are transmitted through sex. They can spread through contact with the genitals or through the exchange of bodily fluids (blood, semen,…

What to Do if Your Child Is Limping

Some children walk irregularly, try to avoid fully supporting their feet on the ground, or even only use the tip of their feet as support while they bend their knee. Since children aren’t always fully aware of what’s happening, it’s…

Learn All About Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Neonatal hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by a drop in blood sugar levels. The amount of glucose is below 50 mg/dL, a baby’s body requirements. During pregnancy, babies get glucose from their mothers. When they’re born, they get it from…

Kidney Dilation in Newborn Babies

In this article, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about kidney dilation in newborn babies. Kidney dilation, or hydronephrosis, in newborn infants is common. Many babies are born with this problem, but it often goes away…

Rickets: Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Rickets is a disease that’s primarily caused by a vitamin D deficiency in children. This disease is very common in underdeveloped countries or developing countries. It’s characterized by growth retardation and bone deformities. This condition is most common in children…

Sturge-Weber Syndrome in Children

Sturge-Weber syndrome (SSW) is a rare congenital disease. Above all, its most distinctive feature is a birthmark on the face, as well as neurological symptoms. For these reasons, it’s considered a neurocutaneous syndrome. SSW was first described in 1860, although…

Early Detection of Hearing Loss in Infants

For several years now, many countries have launched campaigns aimed at early detection of hearing loss in infants. This is a very serious health problem since it greatly impacts a child’s emotional development and language acquisition. It’s also a source…