Month: February 2019

Along with nausea, fatigue, and swollen feet, most women experience back pain at some points during pregnancy. Pregnancy-related back pain typically affects the lower back. According to one review that looked into the complaint, low-back pain affects more than two-thirds of women during pregnancy. Back pain can also arise near the center of the back
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Did your child see a crab during your recent visit to the beach? Marine world is so beautiful that children just can’t resist getting drawn toward them. Drawing marine animals is one way of getting closer. Therefore, how to draw a crab should be your child’s next lesson in drawing. Crabs are interesting marine animals
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Giraffes are phenomenal creatures. They are the tallest terrestrial animals living on earth and they feed on hundreds of pounds of vegetation every week. If your kids are fascinated by this giant living being, then we are sure they would love to draw a giraffe for their next drawing project. In this tutorial, MomJunction teaches
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Nosebleeds are common in children but are usually short-lived and rarely a cause for concern. Persistent, recurring, or very heavy bleeding may, however, require medical attention. Doctors refer to nosebleeds as epistaxis. Approximately 60 percent of people will experience a nosebleed at some point during their life. However, nosebleeds occur most commonly in children aged
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It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine. – Eeyore, Winnie The Pooh. The animated characters of this cartoon series are a favorite among children, and Eeyore is an adorable donkey. If your kid enjoys watching Winnie the Pooh, then donkey drawing would be a fun exercise for them. MomJunction has come up with a
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Transitioning into motherhood is not always easy but it can be super rewarding. When you have the right tools, gadgets, and support system, you will wonder why you were even sweating the small stuff. Now that the growing belly is about to reveal a new life, we have complied the best pregnancy gifts for a
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Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious condition. This infection is most common in infants, but people of all ages can contract it. Whooping cough symptoms tend to be less severe in adults than in children. Unvaccinated infants have the highest risk of developing severe symptoms and complications from whooping cough. In this article,
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Enlarged adenoids are common in children. The adenoids can become enlarged due to an infection or may be enlarged from birth. The adenoids are glands that sit behind the nose above the roof of the mouth. When they grow large, they can cause snoring and breathing problems. This article will describe the function of the
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Image: Shutterstock Double strollers make it convenient for parents to conveniently take two infants or toddlers outdoors at the same time. It also saves a single parent from the hassle of pushing two strollers at the same time. If you are planning to pick a double stroller, here is a MomJunction post that helps. Read
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New research finds that children living in homes with vinyl flooring or sofas that contain flame retardants have traces of potentially harmful toxins in their urine or blood. New research suggests that sofas and vinyl floors, in particular, contain substances that may harm children’s health. An increasing number of studies are shedding light on the
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Once your baby outgrows the crib, it is time for them to sleep in a toddler bed. Toddler beds are like standard adult beds, but with a size and design that are appropriate for kids. A toddler bed is also identical to a crib but has a few unique features to meet the requirements of
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Wheezing, coughing, and breathing fast are some of the signs that a baby with asthma may display. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airway inflammation and sensitivity to irritants that most people can inhale without any issues. Doctors can treat asthma in babies with medications that help open up the airways, which are already
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A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with medications and proper wound care. An estimated 3–15 percent of woman develop an infection in their cesarean incision wounds. This article looks at the causes and types of wound infections after a cesarean, risk factors,
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One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy for many women is feeling the baby move for the first time. Often, it can be difficult for a woman to distinguish these first movements from other sensations, such as indigestion or gas. However, when a woman is certain that she is feeling the fetus move, she
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We all know that parenting pets is a very different experience from parenting children. For example you can’t put children in a kennel when you have a trip to the store, even as much as we’d all sometimes like to. With kids and pets running around the house, efficiency is key to creating a smooth,
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When you think of parenting styles, or at least in my house, you realize there are two distinct styles—Dad who is the authoritarian, and Mom who is Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter. Imelda Staunton was the lady that was obsessed with pink and made all those rules that all of the kids broke. This is
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People often wonder if a fetus can hear while in the womb. Many expectant parents will speak to or play music for a developing fetus. Evidence suggests that the auditory system starts forming at the 18th week of pregnancy and continues to develop until the baby is between 5 and 6 months of age. Everything
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Asthma can affect pregnancy when a woman does not receive the right treatment. Most asthma treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Asthma is a long-term lung condition that can be well-managed with the right treatment. The risk of pregnancy complications is low when asthma is well-controlled, but otherwise, asthma can increase the risk of
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“I just can’t get him to latch.” “She isn’t sleeping through the night.” “He is wetting the bed and we have tried everything. Nothing is working.” Parents hear these words frequently, and, more often than not they speak them, too. What if there was a way to help our families achieve better overall health without
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There are many myths about how to improve the odds of having twins. Although there are no proven ways to increase the likelihood of conceiving twins, there are certain factors that can make this type of pregnancy more likely. Twins can occur either when two separate eggs become fertilized in the womb or when a
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The eighth annual IAPBP Image Competition celebrates winners in the categories of labor, delivery, postpartum, birth details and Fresh 48. “Birth photography encompasses the tears of joy, the wonder of bringing a new life into the world and celebrates family,” the contest press release notes. “The photographers who specialize in the field use their art
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Baby name trends come and go, but many choices remain popular for decades and even centuries. Luckily, if you’re interested in examining historical patterns, the Social Security Administration offers lists of the top baby names of every decade going back to the 1880s. Looking back to the 1890s, there are many timeless names on the
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Asthma is a lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Common symptoms include breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. Symptoms can vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. People may only experience symptoms in certain situations, such as when exercising. In some
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