Healthy Pregnancy

Things You Should Do Before Your Baby Is Born

Diagnosis

The beginning of pregnancy may be detected in a number of different ways, either by a pregnant woman without medical testing, or by using medical tests with or without the assistance of a medical professional. Most pregnant women experience a number of symptoms, which...

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Initiation

Pregnancy occurs as the result of the female gamete or oocyte merging with the male gamete, spermatozoon, in a process referred to, in medicine, as "fertilization", or more commonly known as "conception". After the point of fertilization, it is referred to as a zygote...

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New AAP Guidelines Say No Juice For Kids Under One Year Old

AAP releases new guidelines on kid’s juice consumption The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines for fruit juice consumption in kids this week. While the previous guidelines said that juice should not be offered to a baby until they were six...

My Parents Were The Best Example Of What NOT To Do

As a parent, I have had countless moments when I question whether or not I am getting it right. Am I making the right decisions? Am I failing my children in some way? Am I a good mom? I don’t think there are many of us who have a good handle on this gig all the...

My Log Has A Message For You: Twin Peaks Is Back!

This post contains spoilers from Episodes 1 and 2. If you love Twin Peaks, and you always recognized the darkness underneath its Douglas firs and cherry pie, you still love Twin Peaks. And if you’re a David Lynch fan, especially of Mulholland Drive,...

When ‘Frumpy’ Goes Too Far: Don’t Neglect Yourselves, Mamas

As I write this, I’m wearing decade-old Cat in the Hat pajama pants (with a gaping hole in the crotch — you’re welcome) and a T-shirt with a stretched-out neckline. My hair is in a ponytail, but not the bouncy, shiny kind that you carefully brush into...

I Am A Mom With Almost No Social Life, And I Like It This Way

There were a lot of things that blindsided me about new motherhood. The crippling sleep deprivation. The perpetual showerlessness. The fact that my baby nursed every 45 minutes for his first two months, and would cry every time I put him down. The reality that walking...

Hey, Beachbody Coaches: Please Stop Preying On Postpartum Women

I’m sure you’ve all experienced this: You’re killing time by innocently scrolling through your Facebook feed when, uh oh, another friend has decided to give themselves over to the noble task of coaching others into “losing weight and getting healthy!” You cringe...

This Is How You Know The Honeymoon Phase Is Over

The honeymoon phase of relationships can be broken down into three simple lines of a Hall and Oates song: I, I ‘ll do anything that you want me to do. (I’ll wash your clothes. All of the clothes. Every day of my life.) And I’ll do almost anything...

This Is A Day In The Life Of A Mom With ADD

7 a.m. My 6-year-old, Max, wakes me up because he has to go to school. “Five more minutes,” I moan from under the pillow. 7:15 a.m. “Oh my God!” I leap out of bed and hit the ground running. We have to be out of the house in 20 minutes, and I have to get breakfast...

Wounded Elephant Crushes Big Game Hunter Proving Karma Is Real

Karma is a crushing, giant elephant Karma is real, and in this case it’s a few tons of wounded elephant crushing you to death. Theunis Botha, 51, was a big game hunter who specialized in leading packs of rich people on hunting expeditions to kill lions and...