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12 Amazing Beginner’s Breastfeeding Tips

If you’re new at this breastfeeding thing, it’s certainly worth taking some time to review this advice from others who have gone through it themselves and have a few tips to share.  » Read more about: 12 Amazing Beginner’s Breastfeeding Tips  »


Exercising to Improve Symptoms of Endometriosis

We all know that exercise is one of the most beneficial ways to relieve stress, even though we sometimes don’t want to do it. Those who live with endometriosis often find that exercise also works for their painful symptoms as it releases endorphins, which help to ease and slow pain. Let’s look at why, and the ways, exercising to improve symptoms of endometriosis may work for you.  » Read more about: Exercising to Improve Symptoms of Endometriosis  »


5 Ways to Reduce Pregnancy Puffiness and Swelling

If you have already had one child, then you know the drill. Pregnancy puffiness and swelling are all part of the deal that comes with bringing new life into the world. With all the joys of waiting for your baby to arrive, including the so-called glow, you also experience the annoying puffiness and swelling.  » Read more about: 5 Ways to Reduce Pregnancy Puffiness and Swelling  »


Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life

Do you wake up every morning thinking about preventing breast cancer in your everyday life? We seriously doubt it, but if you are someone with a higher risk for breast cancer due to your family or your age, maybe you should consider paying more attention to preventative strategies. There are some simple and specific changes you can make to help lower your risk for breast cancer.  » Read more about: Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life  »


Your Guide for Reducing Your Risk for Birth Defects

Birth defects are more common than you may think. In fact, about 1 in 33 babies born in the US has a birth defect, according to the CDC.  » Read more about: Your Guide for Reducing Your Risk for Birth Defects  »


7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods

Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical advice.  » Read more about: 7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods  »


What’s the Connection Between Allergies and Pregnancy?

You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy!
…or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies?  » Read more about: What’s the Connection Between Allergies and Pregnancy?  »


Fibroid Factors That Increase Your Risk of Complications During Pregnancy

Once they are discovered, you can expect to see the doctor more often because there may be some fibroid factors that increase your risk of complications during pregnancy.
What Are the Risks?
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop inside of the uterus, outside of the uterus, or within the uterine wall itself. They can be very tiny or as large as a grapefruit, so once your gynecologist determines the size(s) and location of the fibroid(s), they can give you an idea of any particular risks associated with them.    » Read more about: Fibroid Factors That Increase Your Risk of Complications During Pregnancy  »


Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health

Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition.  » Read more about: Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health  »


12 Potential Causes of Uterine Pain

There are a number of reasons pelvic or uterine pain bothers a woman. Among the 12 potential causes of your uterine pain, some are more worrisome than others.  » Read more about: 12 Potential Causes of Uterine Pain  »