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15.08.2018 - Ten tips to prevent stretch marks

Rapid weight or muscle gain, growth spurts, and pregnancy can all cause stretch marks. Genetics may also be a contributing factor. These lines are not harmful to health, but some people dislike their appearance. In this article, learn about ways to help prevent stretch marks and keep the skin looking supple and smooth. read more

13.08.2018 - Why can the birth control pill make your breasts bigger?

The hormones in birth control pills can affect the body in various ways. In some people, the pills cause an increase in breast size. However, this change is usually temporary, and it may reverse within a few months. In this article, learn how birth control pills can affect breast size and other side effects. read more

13.08.2018 - Which fruits should you eat during pregnancy?

Eating a healthful diet is particularly important during pregnancy. The right nutrients help the fetus to develop and grow as it should. Pregnant women should eat a variety of fruits to provide them with healthful nutrients that may also help to relieve their symptoms. Learn which fruits to eat during pregnancy here. read more

09.08.2018 - Early pregnancy symptoms by days past ovulation (DPO)

In most cases, people find out they are pregnant when they miss a period. Some people may notice pregnancy symptoms even before this time, though they are easily confused with premenstrual symptoms. In this article, we look at what to expect in the days past ovulation (DPO), including early symptoms and timescales. read more

09.08.2018 - PUPPP rash treatment options

A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here. read more

08.08.2018 - Sex after a C-section: Everything you need to know

Every woman heals differently, so there no right time to begin having sex after a C-section. Doctors usually advise waiting at least 6 weeks, however, as the cervix and incision site require time to heal. Learn more about what to expect, including how to reduce strain on the wound and when to start using birth control. read more

07.08.2018 - What to know about membrane stripping

Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here. read more