Month: September 2018

“Where are you, Honey?” Having the best phone for kids is almost a necessity in today’s fast-paced, busy, run-around lifestyle. Knowing almost immediately where your child is, who they are with, and what activities they are participating is certainly a privilege. But, does it really have to go further than that? Is social media, countless
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What comes in several colors, is fun for all ages, and inspires parents to steal from their toddlers? You guessed it: Play-Doh. Play-Doh is a time honored and well loved namesake, one that offers fun times and family creativity. September 16th is National Play-Doh day, and in its honor, Daily Mom is proud to highlight
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Many guidelines recommend avoiding sushi during pregnancy, but sushi lovers will be pleased to learn that they can enjoy this food again after the baby is born. Although sushi is suitable to eat while breastfeeding, women should continue to avoid certain types of fish that are high in mercury. Many other types of fish, both
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Pepto-Bismol helps relieve several digestive issues that pregnant and breastfeeding women often experience, including gas, heartburn, and nausea. Many women may be aware that they should avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during pregnancy, but what about while breastfeeding? It is unclear whether Pepto-Bismol is safe to take while breastfeeding, but most experts recommend avoiding it. Read on
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Hi, my name is Heather, and I ate my placenta. Wait, let’s try that again. Hi, my name is Heather, and I did a DIY placenta encapsulation. Okay, that sounds better. Eighty percent of women struggle with some kind of postpartum mood disorder. Many struggle with breastfeeding. The vast hormonal changes that take place postpartum
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Tubal ligation is when a woman has her “tubes tied” to prevent pregnancy. It is still possible to become pregnant after undergoing the procedure, but tubal ligation is usually highly effective. The surgery involves cutting and tying off the fallopian tubes to prevent an egg from entering the uterus. Undergoing tubal ligation increases the risk
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NyQuil products are over-the-counter medications designed to relieve the nighttime symptoms of cold and flu. Women who are breastfeeding may wish to use NyQuil to alleviate their symptoms but may worry about the effects of NyQuil on the baby. Some NyQuil products are likely safe to use while breastfeeding, while others may not be, depending
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A transvaginal ultrasound, or endovaginal ultrasound, is a safe and straightforward procedure that doctors use to examine the internal organs in the female pelvic region. An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of internal organs. Unlike X-rays, ultrasound scanning techniques do not use radiation, which means that they have no harmful side
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Breastfeeding can be challenging on its own, but having psoriasis can make it more uncomfortable and difficult. With the right approach, a woman can relieve her psoriasis symptoms safely while breastfeeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusively breastfeeding infants for the first 6 months of life. They then suggest gradually introducing foods while continuing
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If parenting were a pie chart, what would it look like? This is a question moms and dads on Twitter have been attempting to answer for years. For some, parenting might be 60 percent “looking for shoes,” 20 percent “cleaning things off the floor” and 20 percent “stepping on Legos.” For others, it’s more like
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When the body’s levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) rise, it triggers the start of ovulation, and the most fertile period of the menstrual cycle occurs. Tracking the surge in luteinizing hormone levels can help people to plan intercourse and increase the chances of becoming pregnant. Understanding what LH is, when levels of the hormone rise,
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When trying to conceive, it can be helpful to know when ovulation occurs and when a person is most fertile. Some people may wish to track their fertile window to avoid pregnancy. Females are most fertile within a day or two of ovulation, which is when the ovaries release an egg. But, it is possible
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A child’s adenoids can sometimes become swollen and, occasionally, infected. If enlarged adenoids cause sleeping or breathing difficulties, a doctor may recommend adenoid removal. In this article, we look at what adenoids are, symptoms of their enlargement, and reasons for having them removed. We also explain the adenoid removal procedure, risks and possible complications, and
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Pink might be one of the most beloved celebrity moms on social media.  The singer and her husband, Carey Hart, have a 7-year-old daughter named Willow and 1-year-old son named Jameson. Over the years, she has offered fans many glimpses into her life as a parent, from breastfeeding snaps to mom fail stories to moments
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Looks like we’re pregnant again. We must be pushing our luck because having baby number 4 apparently is a big deal! After all, the average family size is 3.17 people, so becoming a family of 6 doesn’t seem very common. Well, we certainly aren’t your “common” family. Despite having conceived our 4th child during some
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Amenorrhea means an absence of menstruation. The term also applies to people who have not started their period by the age of 16, which is called primary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea occurs in people who have missed 3 months of periods. This article explores possible reasons for an absence of menstruation. It also covers when to
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MRSA is a potentially serious bacterial infection. Children can catch MRSA through contact with other kids, often when the bacteria enter a cut or scrape. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a potentially severe or fatal bacterial infection. Years ago, MRSA mainly caused problems in hospitals and healthcare centers, but it has since spread into
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The breasts contain a series of ducts that carry milk from the mammary glands to the nipples when a woman is breastfeeding. A clogged duct can cause intense pain, swelling, and itchiness. A 2011 study of 117 breastfeeding women found that 4.5 percent experienced clogged ducts at some point during the first year of breastfeeding.
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