Pregnancy, Child Health and Teething: the key questions and answers

On this Navigator-Medizin portal, we answer questions about "parent and child" health - from pregnancy to childbirth to all issues of child health, including major childhood illnesses. It is about prevention and, small Zimperlein, but also more serious diseases.

Common sense and loving intuition

The most important thing beforehand: When it comes to health, rely on your common sense and your loving intuition. Both are probably the most important basis for getting through parental leave. Stress, stress and even illnesses of various kinds are unavoidable. What matters is how you and your child handle the adversities.

Basically, applies to our organism: Except for exceptional situations, it is not the external disease influences that determine the state of health. But the own forces that promote the disease defense and self-healing and restore a healthy balance.

You are the role model

Incidentally, your child learns the most from your previous life. Their behavior has a formative influence on their child and their health. Conversely, by dealing with yourself as a pregnant or as expectant parents and with the health of your child, you also receive impulses and opportunities for reflection on one's own health behavior.

Even when it comes to questions of health care, from the perspective of parents always own thinking, critical questioning and self-determined action and decision is needed. On the basis of the best possible professional advice and with the help of appropriate preventive and therapeutic offers. Whether they originate from the realm of school or alternative medicine is of secondary importance. What matters is that they are appropriate and effective in the individual case.

Health care is a question of effectiveness, not worldview

This applies, for example, to the vaccinations against so-called childhood diseases as well as antibiotics in dangerous infections. One can justifiably object that money is earned and that the application is sometimes exaggerated (especially for antibiotics). But applied with care, many lives are saved. With an endorsement or rejection of alternative methods such as homeopathy, Bach flowers or Schüssler salts that has nothing to do, even if here artificial fronts are produced. After all, a therapeutic method is a therapeutic method and not an ideological confession. Not "left-handed" or "right-handed" makes the difference, but the effectiveness.

Incidentally, in conventional medicine, too, the documented effectiveness is often not very good. Nonetheless, the medical disciplines of maternity care, obstetrics, and pediatric and adolescent medicine can boast great successes. The only minor maternal and infant mortality and the strongly pushed back infection classics such as consumption or polio exemplify this. At least in this country.

In any case, across the professional and occupational boundaries: holistic treatment always begins and ends with the person concerned. Be it the pregnant woman or the mother or the child. The professional providers can "only" try to help and give their best.

Well-founded navigator in busy times

From the desire to have a baby, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding to the aging child, the parent-child event consists of very different and exciting phases. To prepare for it as best as possible is recommended and worthwhile. Pregnancy courses and very extensive literature for parents can help (children's courses, unfortunately, hardly exist). Nevertheless, in everyday life and especially in special situations, specific questions repeatedly arise concerning the health of the mother (sometimes even the father) or the child. We have collected hundreds of practically relevant parental and child health questions on navigator medicine. Our goal is to assist and guide you in the different stages of childbearing and parenting with sound, balanced and empathic answers to your questions. Like a navigator.

If you - like many of our visitors - came across our portal by goggling for a specific question, we recommend that you continue to look around. Perhaps you will find one or the other answer to questions that you have always been interested in. Or even those you did not know you would like to ask ... :)

Here's how to get started with a small, fragmentary Tour d'Horizon through the "Parent and Child" portal on Navigator Medicine:


Desire to have a baby <> Pregnancy diagnosis <> Pregnancy risks <> Medication during pregnancy <> Doctor, midwife & maternity <> abortion <> uterine shedding


Before the birth <> Miscarriage <> Premature birth <> Birth <> Caesarean section <> After birth <> Umbilical cord blood

Child Health:

Breastfeeding <> The first few weeks and months <> Checkups <> Prevention in everyday life <> Vaccinations <> Child development <> Growth <> Milk teeth and teeth <> Childish behavior <> Appetite, hunger & eating <> Nutrition <> The right one children's clothing

Childhood disorders

Complications of the first days <> Preterm infants <> First Aid in the baby <> Emergency in children <> Sleep Disorders <> All about the popo <> Colds, cough, flu and Co. <> Fever <> Child in the hospital <> Medication in children <> Classic Teething and Other Infections <> Ear, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Mouth, and Teeth <> Allergies & Asthma <> Skin Diseases, Skin Infections, Parasites <> Diseases Various Organ System <> Bones, Musculoskeletal System & Growth <> Bruises, Sprains & small wounds <> accidents & injuries <> poisoning and causticization <> seizures and epilepsy <> psyche <> malformations <> Sudden Infant Deaths

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If you have not found your question satisfactorily, please let us know. We are constantly in the process of optimally supplementing our information offering. Our claim is not in an encyclopedic completeness. But in the concrete value of easily understandable, sometimes even entertaining answers to practical questions. In addition to the medical and editorial experience, our strength lies in our independence: we are not committed to the sale of a product or any medical or other service, but solely to your own interests: your health and that of your child. The financing of our work is via non-influencing advertising (Google Adwords) and donations.

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