Friday, May 31, 2013


Ever heard the saying “ smooth like baby skin”??  well, that statement does not apply to my baby. Since the day my son was born he has had numerous skin issues; from birthmark to eczema. Eczema has so far been the only one that I have no solution for and feel defeated by.  My little boy gets really bad flare ups all over his body, from his head to his toe.  It causes him to scratch until he bleeds; he wakes up in the middle of the night itching; my heart just cries for him. I  feel so helpless; I’ve been to the doctor and all they say is “ use Vaseline and hydrocortisone cream”  well genius, I did and Vaseline caused baby acne.

Anyways, I decided to take matters into my own hands; went to a natural remedy shop that gave me a herbal cream, made with beeswax, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower seed oil, chickweed herb and vitamin E oil. That was just a waste of $12.25 for a 50ml pot; I then decided to cut out dairy from my diet, used baby detergent, gave cool baths, did the whole oatmeal bath thing, used all sort of creams (aveeno, aquaphor, cetaphil, burts bee…). I am writing this post now, which means, none of that worked. Right now, I am trying out dove baby bar soap for his baths (doctors recommendation) and moisturizing his skin with coconut oil, glaxal base, aquaphor and using cortisone cream for the really red patches and prayers .

This post right  is a cry for help, please I welcome any suggestions/ solutions on how  to deal with eczema.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Elective C-sections, why???

I was having a conversation with my sister the other day and somehow we ended up talking about c-sections.  In case you don't already know i have a 4 month old son called Ethan who came into the world via emergency c-section. I am curious to find out why women opt to have c-sections rather than natural births?

Let me put out a disclaimer; i am in no way judging mothers who choose to have their babies this way, i am just curious as to why? let me explain my curiousity. I had an emergency c-sections because my baby was in distress and i am thankful for it because my beautiful boy was safe and sound. However i can't say that i loved it;  the recovery after the drugs wore out was so excruciatingly painful. 

I remember being so scared of farting, i thought if i did my scar will open and pooing felt like i was giving birth to another baby. Experiencing how painful recovery was, if i have the choice to decide between natural birth and c-section; i would go for the former. With this in mind, i want to understand why women elect to have c-sections.