Image: iStock Periods or menstruation is a natural biological activity that occurs in every healthy woman. As a mother you will be prepared for it with your prepubescent daughter, but do you need such preparation for boys too? Do boys have periods? MomJunction takes a closer look at this commonly confused phenomenon and examines the
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Image: iStock Science introduces your child to the fascinating world of plants, animals, and the environment around them. Understanding science becomes easier when it is intriguing. So how can you make it intriguing? Through a science quiz for kids to trigger their curiosity. Use MomJunction’s science question and answers for kids to make the subject
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If you are lucky enough to live near sand dunes when you are expecting, you might want to consider this maternity photo inspiration and plan your photos at the Dunes. Maternity photos that showcase the beauty of pregnancy and this special time in your life are photos that you’ll look back on for years after
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Image: Shutterstock Pneumonia is a common infectious disease that can strike infants of any age. The condition affects lungs, impairing breathing and eventually causing a decline in the baby’s healthy growth. Pneumonia is thus a fatal infection with a potential to cause lasting damage. But how do babies catch pneumonia? Is there a vaccine against
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Music and arts are being left behind in most schools’ curriculums due to lack of funding, but these important subjects have been known to have lasting effects on children.  Significant studies have been conducted to test the correlation between music education, certain brain functions, and skills. The majority of these studies have shown that putting
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The use of tech to harass a person, or what’s commonly known as cyberbullying, is on the rise. Fifteen percent of students admit to being cyberbullied, and the victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to contemplate suicide, according to Tulane University. Worse, most of the bullies are not unknown strangers that are thousands
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Image: iStock Do you know what keeps diseases and infections away from your child? The immune system, of course! The stronger your child’s immunity, the healthier he or she will be. And for that, you need to give the kid the right kind of foods, those that support and improve immunity levels in the body.
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109 Shares Bringing your baby home from the hospital is an exciting time. You have spent months preparing for their arrival- buying their new crib, bedding, a rocking chair where you spend all.the.nights feeding and soothing your little babe. You have all their new little onesies, clothing, and swaddles. Everything is perfect, but there is
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Back in April when I decided to go gluten-free, I felt like it was going to be impossible. I’d gone gluten-free before, temporarily, but never with the intention of doing it permanently. Somehow when thinking about never having my mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies, or Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins, or Wendy’s chicken nuggets, among many, many,
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Another fall is upon us ushering in Pumpkin spice lattes and plaid everything. Fall is an amazing season full of magical colors, smells, and flavors. The time of holiday gatherings has begun! Bonfires, date nights, holiday parties, Friendsgiving, pumpkin decorating parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving! There are so many reasons to get together with family and friends
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Sushi is quickly becoming as much a part of American cuisine as apple pie. Today, sushi can be found in local supermarkets, airport terminals, and even movie theatres. With places popping up everywhere to get your sushi fix, more Americans are becoming connoisseurs of the classic Japanese dish. Even though sushi has been around for
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Half the fun of Thanksgiving dinner is enjoying all of the side dishes that accompany the turkey. Thanksgiving is the one time of year when 6 side dishes or more are completely appropriate for a family meal.  We’ve selected a few of spins on classic favorites that you might want to try out on your
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5 Power Tools Every Woman Needs for Their Yard – Daily Mom Winter is slowing creeping up on us but every green thumber knows that your yard is actually a year-round project. If you live in warmer climates, you still have yard maintenance to work into your busy schedule. And with the upcoming holidays now
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Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The study concludes that insomnia is
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Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does
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Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows elsewhere in the body. Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis, but some women with the condition may also experience infertility. Research has found that infertility affects around 30–50 percent of people with endometriosis. Endometriosis lesions can cause inflammation in
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Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a doctor to see inside the body. When the procedure is part of fertility testing, the doctor is evaluating the structures of the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Laparoscopy can help a doctor diagnose many conditions that affect fertility, such as: endometriosis blocked fallopian
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Fertility drugs can treat many issues, increasing the chances of conceiving and carrying the baby to term. These drugs treat specific problems, so a person should take them only at a doctor’s recommendation. Taking fertility drugs without a diagnosis will not necessarily increase the chances of getting pregnant. According to the Centers for Disease Control
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Infertility can be distressing, and many people experience bouts of stress, sadness, or feelings of hopelessness. Some people with infertility become depressed. Research from 2015 found a high prevalence of major depressive disorder in people who were receiving treatment for infertility. In this article, learn more about infertility and depression, as well as the symptoms
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Several different types of support garment are available for pregnant women and new mothers. It can be confusing to determine which products are most suitable for each pregnancy stage and postpartum phase. In this article, we provide a breakdown of the most popular maternity support garments currently on the market, what they claim to do,
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The typical pregnancy has three trimesters and lasts around 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last period. In each trimester, the fetus will meet specific developmental milestones. While 40 weeks is the usual time frame, a full-term baby can be born as early as 37 weeks and as late as 42 weeks.
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Freckles are small, harmless marks that appear on the skin. Genetics and sun exposure are the primary causes of freckles. Some people are more likely to get freckles than others, depending on their genes and skin type. If a person is genetically more likely to develop freckles, exposure to sunlight can make them appear. Freckles
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