A few weeks before giving birth, I made a list of essential things to buy for me and my baby. With our small one-bedroom apartment, limited budget, and minimalist lifestyle, I had to carefully think about every purchase. Here are the items I found helpful during the crazy first few weeks with a newborn. Diaper […]
Back in July 2012, the Deparment of Health introduced the Rotavirus vaccine as part of its expanded immunization program. It was given in three doses (at 2nd month, 4th month & 6th month) and the cost was free – for 700,000 infants from the poorest families. Fast forward to 2020. Diarrhea is still among the […]
Vaccines such as pentavalent are free at barangay health centers. Yet after hearing stories of poor treatment and inferior service, I was hesitant to give it a shot. Last Wednesday, I finally mustered up the courage to try this free government service.
“How much did you pay for your C-Section delivery at Perpetual Succour Hospital?” That’s a question I asked a lot when I was pregnant. Now that the baby is out, this is the question that I get a lot. So, I tell them, P50,000 plus, and their responses vary. “That’s so much cheaper than c-section […]
Filipinos’ seemingly extreme fondness of social media hasn’t changed, based on the latest Digital 2020 Global Overview Report shared by UK-based creative agency, We Are Social, in partnership with Hootsuite, a Canadian social media marketing company. The report confirms that we still hold the record for the highest number of hours spent on social media, […]
Breastfeeding eight babies… How did my mom do it when I struggled feeding just one? At least during the first six weeks, breastfeeding felt like a daunting task. Is it really this hard? Or do I simply lack the patience my mom had? (I really don’t remember her complaining.) So I thought, maybe it’s because […]