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Constipation During Pregnancy

 

Along with headaches and heartburn, constipation is one of the top complaints of pregnancy. Studies show that three out of four women will experience a bout with constipation during the course of the pregnancy. Constipation can occur during any trimester, but typically becomes more pronounced between 20 and 40 weeks. One of the main reasons …

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Symptoms of the Most Common STDs

 

Diseases that are transmitted sexually, known as STDs, are infections that are passed between people through sexual touch. Common ways that STDs are transferred is through kissing, sexual intercourse, and oral contact with genitals. An STD can be caused by a virus, bacteria, yeast, or a parasite. Having an STD is a serious condition and …

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Exercising During Pregnancy

 

It is common knowledge that exercise benefits everyone and is a crucial part of overall health, but it is not as well known that expectant mothers should also exercise throughout their pregnancy. In general, mothers-to-be who engage in regular exercise have a healthier pregnancy than those who do not. There are a number of notable …

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Are Prenatal Checkups Important?

 

Prenatal care is proactive and preventative care. It is vital to a healthy pregnancy. Visits are scheduled at intervals throughout the months of pregnancy to support the health of both the baby and the mother. The ideal time to begin prenatal care is just before or immediately upon discovering a pregnancy. Numerous studies detail the …

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Imbalance in Hormones

 

Most often, when women think of their hormones, they think of just the “female” hormones. Of course, the hormones specific to women play a huge role in their menstrual cycles, there are many other hormones in the body that affect other systems. Any time hormones are off balance it can cause different systems of the …

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Placenta Donation

 

One of the most necessary elements of your baby’s growth and development is inside your uterus. The placenta is the organ that connects a developing baby to the uterine wall in order to provide oxygen and nutrients and to remove waste products from the baby’s blood. The placenta is a major component of a healthy …

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IUD Pros and Cons

 

Choosing to become pregnant or to avoid becoming pregnant is a very personal decision for women and couples to make. There are many different reasons why avoiding pregnancy is an option, but for most women and couples this is rarely a permanent decision – it is usually a “not now” decision. Because of this, women …

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Cervical Cancer Screenings

 

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with oncogenic, or high risk, types of human papillomavirus, or HPV. These sexually transmitted viruses are common in those who are sexually active with multiple partners, are having sex with someone who has multiple partners, or who is having …

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Abnormal Pap Smear

 

A Pap smear is a gynecologic procedure done to detect abnormal cells in the cervix. Most women anxiously await the results of their Pap smear to learn whether they are “in the clear” or if there are concerns. For women who receive a call with results of an abnormal Pap smear, anxieties and fear are …

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