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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This Mom’s Idea Of A Schedule-Free Summer Is Right On

We could all use a summer free of stress If your summer is anything like ours, you’ve already found yourself run ragged going from one sport, activity or camp to another. Summer, the time of year we are all supposed to relax and breathe a bit, can sometimes feel more...

What Are Blood Type and Rh Tests?

Title: What Are Blood Type and Rh Tests?Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Don’t Buy My Kids More Toys. Try This Instead.

I got another call from a relative recently asking what toys my kids were into right now. I sat there silent for a minute, unable to respond. “My kids don’t really play with toys” was what I finally said. Internally, I was panicking (Please, for the love of God, don’t...

I Will Not ‘Keep Score’ With My Child Who Has Special Needs

I hung up the phone and looked at the numbers I had written on the yellow Post-it. I wasn’t sad, I was just numb. His IQ scores were very low, and yet I didn’t know how to process this. Part of me wanted to grieve, but another part was angry. It wasn’t that I expected...

Body-Positive Documentary Embrace Misses The Mark

The documentary Embrace begins with blonde, blue-eyed Aussie narrator Taryn Brumfitt discussing what happened when her before-and-after pics went viral. After the birth of one of her children, she decided to strive for the “perfect body.” She entered a bodybuilding...

Our Kids Don’t Need Us As Much As We Think

Most of the time, it feels great to be needed, right? When our kids are tiny, they need us so so much. They need us to feed them, dress them, bathe them. And then they need us to teach them how to communicate and wipe their bums and tie their shoes and grow up. They...

The ‘Resist Jar’ Might Be The Best Idea Ever

Most mornings start the same way for me. I reach for my phone, or turn on the news, and ask myself, What fresh hell awaits today? Each day basically begins with a damage report to gauge my level of pissed-offedness, with several damage reports also interspersed...

Surviving Cross-Country Flights With Toddlers Is Tricky Business

Generally, I like spending time with my 3-year-old. He’s pretty funny, and he’s smart as a whip. There are only a few things I don’t love doing with him: giving him a bath, shopping, and traveling. Especially if that travel happens to be on a plane. We don’t fly...