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Everything You Need To Know About Urinary Tract Infections

  Originally Published Dec 11, 2018 on instyle | By Caroline Shannon-Karasik If you’ve had a urinary tract infection, then you know there’s no mistaking the pain and burning that comes along with it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these are the most common infections people can get.   “A UTI — […]

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Implantation Bleeding Vs. Period: How To Spot This Early Pregnancy Symptom

Originally Published July 21 on parenting | By Kelly Sundstrom Spotting may not mean your pregnancy hopes are dashed this month. Discharge—possibly coupled with slight cramping, headaches, mood swings, or nausea—before your period may actually be an indicator of implantation bleeding, one of the early signs of pregnancy. Recognizing the difference can be tricky, but […]

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I Wish I’d Known About the Risks of a Retained Placenta After Childbirth

Originally Published December 5, 2018 on healthline | By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story. Around this time three years ago, I was preparing for the birth of my first child. I’d spent hours diligently researching birth and the wide range of birth-related questions. So, when […]

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Here’s Why You Should Be Honest At Your Postpartum Doctor’s Visits

Originally Published May 16,2018 on buzzfeed | By Julia Dellitt For the first couple weeks after I had my son, every day offered new challenges, like getting more than two hours of sleep in a row and discerning between different types of baby cries (Diaper? Hungry? Gas? TELL ME.) But around the three-month mark, parenting […]

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17 Skin-Care and Beauty Products Women Loved When They Were Pregnant

Originally Published May 14, on self | By Jenn Sinrich When you’re pregnant, everything revolves around the life growing inside you. There are so many ways that your lifestyle changes, from the clothes you wear to the food you eat. Some expecting mothers also change their beauty routines in order to avoid certain ingredients. It’s typical […]

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Is It Safe to Use Coconut Oil as Lube? Ob-Gyns Explain

Originally Published May 15, on health | By Isadora Baum Coconut oil makes for a solid cooking oil, facial moisturizer, and makeup remover. But this popular oil is earning a rep for a totally different reason: as a sexual lubricant. Coconut oil lube can supposedly enhance sensation, help couples last longer, and make sex feel more pleasurable overall. […]

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4 Tips for Handling Postpartum Stress and Anxiety

Originally Published July 21 on aaptiv | By Julia Dellitt For new moms, the weeks and months after having a baby can be a blur. You’re sleep-deprived, dealing with crazy hormones, recovering from both pregnancy and childbirth, and most of all, trying to care for your little one. Even if you feel like you’re functioning fairly well, you […]

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You’re More Likely to Get an STI During Your Period—Here’s Why

Originally Published May 03, on health | By Arielle Franklin Having sex during your period has amazing health benefits; studies show that it can help relieve menstrual cramps and ease the fatigue that tends to hit at this time of the month. But just because your flow is running like the Red Nile doesn’t mean you’re in […]

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What’s a ‘Rainbow Baby’? Here’s Why the Term Matters

Originally Published May 03, on sheknows | By Claire Gillespie Every baby is special. But a rainbow baby represents a very particular kind of hope — hope for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or death in infancy. A rainbow baby is one born after such heartbreaking loss. And these little ones couldn’t be better […]

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