We all agree that motherhood brings with it the most soul satisfying experiences we have as women. But many times we find ourselves alone without friends, let alone mom friends, because the art of mothering takes so much of our time. That is why it can be hard to make friends, let alone an entire
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Image: iStock The mildly sticky substance that lines up the canal of your ear is not dirt, but it is called ear wax or cerumen. It is a mixture of the secretions produced by the inner lining of your ear canal, the dead skin cells of your ear and the fine hair that lines up
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What are the recommendations for alcohol consumption while breast-feeding? Moderate alcohol consumption is safe for mothers breast-feeding their infants. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as about one drink per day. At this level, research shows there are no known harmful effects to the infant. However, more than one drink per day is not recommended. Of
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Overview Chickenpox and measles are both infectious diseases that are caused by viruses. They’re caused by two different viruses. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Measles, also called rubeola, is caused by the measles virus. Both diseases used to be common childhood infections, but now are preventable through vaccination. There are still far fewer
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A series of stunning photos is celebrating the beauty of breastfeeding around the world. In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, Lansinoh partnered with photographer Tina Boyadjieva to capture mothers nursing their children in 18 countries, including Peru, France, Turkey and South Africa. Tina Boyadjieva/Courtesy of Lansinoh Tina Boyadjieva photographed a woman
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Miscarriage rates by week vary between women. However, the odds of having a miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, start to drop as the pregnancy progresses. The risk figures for pregnancy loss are just averages, so each woman’s risk may be higher or lower depending on a range of factors. A pregnancy loss can occur before a
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As our little ones prepare to head back to school, shopping for the school year will soon be in full swing. From backpacks to footwear, parents love to use those tax-free weekends, end-of-summer sales, and back-to-school coupon codes to stock up on all the gear our kids need for the upcoming fall/winter season. One important
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Image: Shutterstock Abdominal or stomach pain is common among children and most cases are treatable. Kids up to the age of 11 may suffer from these problems. However, abdominal pain in teenagers is not common and could be a cause for concern. A frequent or recurring pain should be examined and medical help should be
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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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