Pregnant women

Post C-Section Numbness

In 2016, the cesarean (C-section) delivery rate for births in the U.S. was 31.9 percent. approximately one in three women gave birth via C-section, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many women prepare for side effects of labor and delivery, but women who give birth via C-section can expect different side effects

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The Urge to Nest While Pregnant is Real

As you get closer and closer to the birth of your child, you may notice a sudden burst of energy and a strong need to clean and organize your home. Do not worry — you are not alone. A lot of women experience “nesting while pregnant” — an intense desire to get everything ready before

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Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When we consider the aches and pains of pregnancy, we usually think about an aching back or swollen ankles. However, many women experience pain in an unexpected place: their wrists. Prevalence The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes defines carpal tunnel syndrome as “a common neurological disorder that occurs when the median nerve, which

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Pregnant woman

Pregnancy Tips From Real-Life Experiences

Warning, Read at Your Own Risk! Pregnancy Tips from Real Life Experiences  You read all the books. You attended the classes. You took the hospital tour. But nothing can prepare you for having a baby like actually having the baby. Once you start swapping stories with fellow parents, chances are you will say “wow... I

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Adult Acne

How to Break Out of Adult Acne

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought your teenage self must be looking back at you? You can thank adult acne for that. Unfortunately, acne, an inflammatory skin condition, is not just for kids! And even if you did not experience the teenage angst of a breakout, according to the American Academy of

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Why Does My Baby Spit Up?

New moms be on notice... your baby will most likely spit up. It’s a fact of life. However, the good news is most of the time, it is completely harmless and the downside is it might require you to do a few more loads of laundry and have more burp cloths on hand. “Infants spit

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Delayed Cord Clamping

The terrible twos, the angsty teens, the homesick college student. Parents often look to the clock to characterize the milestones in their children’s life. They spend 18 years nurturing their kin, desperate for them to grow out of their diaper stage yet dread them growing into their licensed-driver era. This time is important. It defines

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How To Ease Maternity Aches And Pains

Pregnancy is beautiful but far from painless. If you’ve had a child or are expecting a child, this is no surprise to you. Pregnancy can come with many aches and pains, but there are things you can do that may make your pregnancy a little less painful. Back Pain Relief Back pain is a common

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Midwives – What Do They Do? 

When I turned 18, I walked into a gynecologist’s office for the first time. The clinic lights shone bright and white. The room smelled sanitized and clean. Footsteps on the ground tapped outside in the hallway. The chair underneath me froze the bare skin on my thigh, emulating the air circulating through the vents above. 

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Understanding the Placenta

Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also be confusing and even scary for first-time expecting moms.  We’re guessing you’ve stocked up on all the “What to Expect ...” types of books you can get your hands on, but even if you’re a mom-to-be who has no interest

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