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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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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