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Pregnancy

5 Myths About Pulling Out, Busted

The withdrawal method, a.k.a. pulling out, sometimes gets a bad rap—some people don’t even consider it a “real” method of birth control, even though 60% of couples have used it at least once. Because …

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Exercising While Pregnant Could Boost Your Baby’s Brain

It's no newsflash that staying active and healthy while pregnant is the best thing for both mama and baby. But did you know that exercising while pregnant might actually boost your baby's brain? Th…

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Flame Retardants in Your Baby’s Crib Mattress? Here’s How to Avoid It

When my oldest son was born I remember the excitement surrounding furnishing and decorating his nursery. We went to a local baby furniture shop in Boston to search for the perfect crib and mattress. T…

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Diabetes in the Family: Why It’s Your Problem, Too (video)

If someone in your family has diabetes, you owe it to them, and to yourself, to learn more. Why? Because people with diabetes who have a strong support system generally cope better than those who don'…

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Dog Finds Abandoned Newborn Baby in Park

English grandfather, Roger Wilday, was walking his German Shepard, Jade, in a park last week, when his dog suddenly ran over to a cluster of bushes and refused to come when Wilday called him. Wilday f…

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Babies Can Recall Music They Heard in the Womb

Played The Beach Boys all through your pregnancy? Try turning it on for your newborn when he's feeling fussy. It's long been thought that playing music for your unborn baby is a great way for mothe…

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How Women are Healing the World in ‘FEMME’

I recently had the privilege of being part of a new documentary film entitled FEMME: Women Healing the World. I'm so pleased to see that the award-winning film has sparked home viewing parties all ove…

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Will Birth Control Hurt Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Later?

Women under 30 years old are incredibly fertile—their ability to get pregnant is at its peak. In the U.S., about three in four sexually active women under 30 are using some type of birth control. But …

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World Vasectomy Day Encourages Men to Cut … The Population

October 18th, believe it or not, is World Vasectomy Day. According to the holiday's designated website, World Vasectomy Day (WVD) is the "largest male-oriented global family planning event ever. T…

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9 Reasons to Love (and Eat!) Pumpkin

Native Americans included pumpkin in their traditional diet.  They even dried it for use during the winter months when food was scarce.  There are many reasons why this underrated superfood makes a gr…

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I am not surprised. People would rather discuss the latest fashion trends or celebrity antics than …

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