Month: January 2019

Real contractions follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions vary in duration and frequency. Braxton-Hicks contractions also tend to be less painful and usually only cause discomfort in the front of the abdomen. Braxton-Hicks contractions simulate real contractions to prepare the body for labor. However, they do not lead to labor. Real contractions only occur
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A convulsion is a general term that people use to describe uncontrollable muscle contractions. Some people may use it interchangeably with the word “seizure,” although a seizure refers to an electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures may cause a person to have convulsions, but this is not always the case. In this article, learn more
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When you’re coping with depression as a mother, whether it’s situational depression (meaning a friend or loved one has died, or maybe you’re getting divorced) it can be exhausting. Inevitably your children will notice your mood shift. You’ll be able to articulate your feelings to them in a concrete age-appropriate way if you take the
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Lotus is a beautiful aquatic plant. It comes in lovely colors such as pink, white, yellow, red and sometimes in blue or purple as well. The lotus blooms to open in the morning and closes after the sunset. The blooming lotus flower is very easy to draw. Are you searching for an easy illustration on
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Image: Shutterstock The Red panda is a cuddly little creature that resembles a teddy bear. Gentle in nature, red pandas live high on trees, eat bamboo, and go about their lives without bothering anyone. Sadly, in recent times, the adorable animal is facing the threat of extinction due to a gradual encroachment of its habitat
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Image: Shutterstock Biliary atresia in babies interferes with healthy liver functions. Problems of the liver can lead to several other complications including failure to grow and thrive. But what causes biliary atresia among infants? Can parents prevent the condition from happening? Continue reading this MomJunction post about biliary atresia in babies, the physiology of the
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Managing anxiety as a mom is challenging. From the time that your children are babies to the time they turn 18, you’re continually worried about them. Children cause us as mothers to worry, no matter what. When you first have a baby, as a new mom, you’re concerned about your baby surviving the night. You
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An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain In this
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Mastoiditis is a serious infection in the mastoid process, which is the hard, prominent bone just behind and under the ear. Ear infections that people fail to treat cause most cases of mastoiditis. The condition is rare but can become life-threatening without treatment. Symptoms of mastoiditis include swelling behind the ear, pus coming out of
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Managing anxiety as a mother is challenging. From the time that your children are babies to the time they turn 18, you’re continually worried about them. Children cause us as mothers to worry, no matter what. When you first have a baby, as a new mother, you’re concerned about your baby surviving the night. You
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Image: Shutterstock Dolphins are adorable water creatures that are known for their smartness and intelligence. Several species of dolphins exist throughout the world, and just like most other animals, dolphins also face several challenges due to human conflict. Learning more about dolphins is an excellent way to appreciate the importance of this animal in the
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Babies are prone to rashes and other skin problems. Baby acne and eczema are two skin conditions that are common in babies. Both cause rash-like patches on the skin, and it can be tricky to tell the difference between them. Both baby acne and eczema are treatable, and the symptoms are usually temporary. In this
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Congratulations! Your bundle of joy is finally here and now it’s onto breastfeeding and bonding. There’s no doubt that breastfeeding is best when possible, however, when reality hits, there are some breastfeeding challenges you may encounter. For example, when those little fingers start exploring more body parts during feeding and discover…the other nipple! Mom’s life-giving
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Mountains are majestic structures. They make for scenic landscapes and are indefinitely enticing. They may be green, dry or covered in snow, but each has a beauty of its own. The beauty is so captivating that mountains are one of the first things kids love to draw. So, how to draw a mountain in a
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Peanut butter is an American Classic.  Kids of all ages love that salty, spreadable, goodness.  For vegans and vegetarians, it serves as an excellent source of protein and is loaded with essential nutrients. But did you know there is a dark side to conventional peanut butter? Is there a healthy peanut butter out there? The
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Can we ditch the terms stay-at-home mom (or SAHM) and working mom? As mothers, we all work. We work to raise our kids and do the best job we possibly can. So why haven’t we come up with a better, more empowering term for referring to the strong mothers that raise their children?  Whether you
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