Month: July 2018

During labor, the cervix changes from a tightly closed entrance to a fully open exit for the baby. Looking at a cervix dilation chart can help people to understand what’s happening at each stage of labor. Each woman experience labor differently. In this article, we discuss in detail how the cervix is likely to change
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Source: iStock Table Of Content: One of the most troublesome times for a girl is her period. The sudden physiological and emotional changes along with the social stigma associated with puberty tend to make the whole experience too overwhelming for girls who are still in their teens. Lack of complete information leave the girls confused
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Many women experience night sweats or hot flashes after pregnancy. These are known as postpartum night sweats. Certain home remedies can help relieve the symptoms. Night sweats happen when a woman experiences a hot flash during the night. Many people associate hot flashes and night sweats with menopause, but pregnancy, which is also a time
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Dehydration occurs when the body uses or loses more fluid than it takes in. Dehydration can affect anyone, including toddlers. On most days, people will replace fluids easily by drinking and eating as usual. However, diarrhea, vomiting, illness, and hot weather can all increase fluid loss and make dehydration more likely. Caregivers should be aware
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During a period, the uterus sheds the lining that has built up in case of pregnancy. While a woman can experience uterine bleeding during pregnancy, it will not be due to a period. In this article, we take an in-depth look at menstruation and pregnancy and discuss other potential causes of bleeding during pregnancy. Can
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Green poop in kids can be alarming, but it usually not a cause for concern. Diet, such as eating leafy greens, often causes green poop. Otherwise, it may be linked to diarrhea or bacterial infections. Poop is usually brown, but it can change color daily. This is not usually a cause for concern. The reasons
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Image: Shutterstock Polio is perhaps the last pediatric illnesses you will think of when you have a baby since it is almost non-existent except in a few pockets of the world. Polio is capable of causing life-long complications, but it is also one of the easiest diseases to prevent. Polio vaccines have become more pervasive
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Vaginal cramps or spasms may feel like strong, painful muscle contractions. While mild vaginal cramps can be a symptom of menstruation, painful cramps or vaginal cramps that occur outside of menstruation often have an underlying medical cause. This article looks at some of the most common causes of vaginal cramps, as well as treatment options
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Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, but there are many iron-rich foods that even the fussiest toddlers will eat. Toddlers are known to reject foods for all kinds of reasons – maybe it’s too red, it’s too mushy, or it touched something green. This can lead caregivers to worry about toddlers not getting the nutrition that
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Most newborns spend more time sleeping than they do awake, though the sleep may happen in small chunks or on an irregular schedule. Managing a newborn’s sleep is one of the most challenging tasks of looking after a newborn. Newly-born babies are not accustomed to schedules or the rhythms of a typical day. For this
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Chrissy Teigen has arguably done more to demystify — and definitely deglamorize — pregnancy and new motherhood than a box set of “Call the Midwife.” Mesh underwear? Leaky, swollen breasts? Nonstop pumping? Been there, done that. In the latest installment of “Chrissy gets real about having a baby,” the mom of two reveals that she’s still wearing her maternity pants
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Peripheral cyanosis is when the hands, fingertips, or feet turn blue because they are not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Cold temperatures, circulation problems, and tight jewelry are common causes of peripheral cyanosis. In this article, we take a close look at peripheral cyanosis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. We also look at another type
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Image: iStock Jump to: Massive triangular structures made without any modern equipment. Statues as tall as giants from fairy tales. Exquisite architecture with intricate detailing that stuns even the best artists. Picturesque harbors, forests, and mountain ranges that take your breath away. That’s right. We are talking about the amazing wonders of the world. If
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Lice are parasitic insects that live on the human body, and they are highly contagious. While lice do not carry any diseases, having them can be itchy and uncomfortable. Lice have existed for as long as humans. While some types can live elsewhere on the body, the most common species lives in the hair on
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Image: iStock Nursery rhymes, or the Mother Goose rhymes as called in North America, have been in usage since the 19th century. However, one of the earliest poems, in French, dates back to the 13th century. Rhymes were recorded in English plays from around mid-16th century. Tommy Thumb’s Song Book, printed around 1744, was the
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After giving birth, many women notice swelling or puffiness in the skin, especially in the legs and face. This is called postpartum swelling. During pregnancy, the body retains extra water to support the baby, and this water is gradually released through sweating and urination. In the meantime, various home remedies and exercises can reduce the
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