109 Shares Bringing your baby home from the hospital is an exciting time. You have spent months preparing for their arrival- buying their new crib, bedding, a rocking chair where you spend all.the.nights feeding and soothing your little babe. You have all their new little onesies, clothing, and swaddles. Everything is perfect, but there is
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Back in April when I decided to go gluten-free, I felt like it was going to be impossible. I’d gone gluten-free before, temporarily, but never with the intention of doing it permanently. Somehow when thinking about never having my mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies, or Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins, or Wendy’s chicken nuggets, among many, many,
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Another fall is upon us ushering in Pumpkin spice lattes and plaid everything. Fall is an amazing season full of magical colors, smells, and flavors. The time of holiday gatherings has begun! Bonfires, date nights, holiday parties, Friendsgiving, pumpkin decorating parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving! There are so many reasons to get together with family and friends
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Sushi is quickly becoming as much a part of American cuisine as apple pie. Today, sushi can be found in local supermarkets, airport terminals, and even movie theatres. With places popping up everywhere to get your sushi fix, more Americans are becoming connoisseurs of the classic Japanese dish. Even though sushi has been around for
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Half the fun of Thanksgiving dinner is enjoying all of the side dishes that accompany the turkey. Thanksgiving is the one time of year when 6 side dishes or more are completely appropriate for a family meal.  We’ve selected a few of spins on classic favorites that you might want to try out on your
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5 Power Tools Every Woman Needs for Their Yard – Daily Mom Winter is slowing creeping up on us but every green thumber knows that your yard is actually a year-round project. If you live in warmer climates, you still have yard maintenance to work into your busy schedule. And with the upcoming holidays now
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Pregnancy causes changes in vaginal discharge, which can vary in color, texture, and volume. An increase in vaginal discharge is often one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. Some changes in color are also normal, while others may indicate infection or another problem. Color is one of the most noticeable changes that can occur. Discharge
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Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The study concludes that insomnia is
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Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does
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Throughout the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus changes. This type of discharge is healthy and a sign of regular ovulation. One method of fertility monitoring uses changes in cervical mucus to predict ovulation. When a person is fertile, the cervical fluid is watery, thin, and slippery, and it may appear similar to an egg white. What
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Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows elsewhere in the body. Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis, but some women with the condition may also experience infertility. Research has found that infertility affects around 30–50 percent of people with endometriosis. Endometriosis lesions can cause inflammation in
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Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a doctor to see inside the body. When the procedure is part of fertility testing, the doctor is evaluating the structures of the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Laparoscopy can help a doctor diagnose many conditions that affect fertility, such as: endometriosis blocked fallopian
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Fertility drugs can treat many issues, increasing the chances of conceiving and carrying the baby to term. These drugs treat specific problems, so a person should take them only at a doctor’s recommendation. Taking fertility drugs without a diagnosis will not necessarily increase the chances of getting pregnant. According to the Centers for Disease Control
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Infertility can be distressing, and many people experience bouts of stress, sadness, or feelings of hopelessness. Some people with infertility become depressed. Research from 2015 found a high prevalence of major depressive disorder in people who were receiving treatment for infertility. In this article, learn more about infertility and depression, as well as the symptoms
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Several different types of support garment are available for pregnant women and new mothers. It can be confusing to determine which products are most suitable for each pregnancy stage and postpartum phase. In this article, we provide a breakdown of the most popular maternity support garments currently on the market, what they claim to do,
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The typical pregnancy has three trimesters and lasts around 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last period. In each trimester, the fetus will meet specific developmental milestones. While 40 weeks is the usual time frame, a full-term baby can be born as early as 37 weeks and as late as 42 weeks.
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Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the large intestine. The condition is more likely to affect people between 15 and 30 and over 60 years old, but it can develop at any age, including in childhood. Ulcerative colitis causes swelling, bleeding, diarrhea, and other uncomfortable symptoms. There is
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Freckles are small, harmless marks that appear on the skin. Genetics and sun exposure are the primary causes of freckles. Some people are more likely to get freckles than others, depending on their genes and skin type. If a person is genetically more likely to develop freckles, exposure to sunlight can make them appear. Freckles
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In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother’s womb. Prenatal spina bifida surgery can
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Stridor is a high-pitched squeaking or whistling sound, usually due to an obstruction in an airway. Stridor is a sign of an underlying health issue rather than a diagnosis or disease in itself. This article outlines the causes of stridor in children and adults, along with information on diagnosis and treatments. Symptoms Symptoms of stridor
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A quick home improvement project or fun craft afternoon with the kids can become a major hassle if someone gets super glue on their skin. Super glue can even bind the skin to other objects or glue the fingers together. However, super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and there is a range
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Eczema is a common skin condition that results in red, itchy patches on the skin. Treating severe eczema is challenging, but intensive treatment methods can improve people’s symptoms. Doctors cannot cure eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, but treatments can reduce the severity of rashes and inflammation so that a person’s quality of life
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People tend to associate acne with puberty and a person’s teenage years, but it is relatively common for a baby to get acne. The causes and treatments of baby acne, also called neonatal acne, are different from those of adult acne. This article will take a look at the prevalence and symptoms of baby acne.
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Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection that commonly affects children. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer their children to build up immunity to the virus by attending chickenpox parties, or “pox parties.” Before the chickenpox vaccine, many people used pox parties as a way to infect their children with the virus to
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