Bloody show is thick vaginal discharge that contains mucus and blood from the cervix. It usually occurs in late pregnancy, as the body prepares for labor. Vaginal discharge is a common symptom throughout pregnancy. Fluctuations in a woman’s hormone levels can cause changes in the consistency, amount, and appearance of vaginal discharge. Women should monitor
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Image: Shutterstock The Red panda is a cuddly little creature that resembles a teddy bear. Gentle in nature, red pandas live high on trees, eat bamboo, and go about their lives without bothering anyone. Sadly, in recent times, the adorable animal is facing the threat of extinction due to a gradual encroachment of its habitat
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Clomid is the former brand name of the drug clomiphene citrate, which doctors use to treat infertility in females. Sometimes, however, they may also prescribe it off-label for males with infertility. Infertility can affect both males and females. According to the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, infertility results from: male reproductive issues
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“When we encounter people who have experienced extraordinary success … we can’t help but wonder: How did they do it? Was it just natural talent? What transformed their natural-born abilities into extraordinary adult success?” These are the questions journalist Tatsha Robertson began asking herself more than a decade ago as a national correspondent with The
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Electric breast pumps are machines that allow moms to express breast milk for convenient storage and use later. There are several types of breast pumps, each with varying features. Picking the right kind of breast pump should depend on your usage. In this MomJunction article, we list 15 best electric breast pumps that let you
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Constipation is a very common symptom that many women experience during pregnancy. Some women have constipation at an early stage of their pregnancy, while it does not affect other women until much later on. In this article, we explain why constipation is common in pregnancy and discuss safe treatments and home remedies that women can
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Birth photographers capture moments of deep intensity and emotion for parents. To celebrate this work, an international community of birth photographers called Birth Becomes Her holds an annual contest honoring labor, delivery and postpartum images. The organization invited birth photographers around the world to submit images taken in 2018 for the categories of hospital, out
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Image: Shutterstock “I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do I understand.” – Confucius. This is true whether it is for the grown-ups or kids. Children tend to understand subjects better through participation than by reading textbooks. One such subject is Geography; you make them sit and read two pages of the textbook,
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Do you recall learning to carefully link your letters together, forming those odd-looking letters that somewhat resembled the print you were so used to? Cursive handwriting, the graduation from writing print, block letters to fancy curvatures with a smooth finish. Do our children of the 21st century still need to learn this traditional form of
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Pregnancy causes a lot of changes in the body, and pregnant women should consider adjusting their eating habits to adapt to these changes. Diet is one of the most important factors that can affect a pregnant woman’s overall health and the health of her child. Important foods to avoid include raw shellfish and undercooked eggs.
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Image: Shutterstock The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular human-made structures on the planet. The old wall tells several tales of its glorious past and is probably among the most visited tourist destinations in the world. In this MomJunction article, we present 45 interesting facts about the Great Wall of China,
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Harmful chemicals have found their way into every aspect of our lives. Clothing is no exception. But when it comes to baby clothing, it is best to avoid harmful compounds. And you can do that by choosing organic baby clothes. But what makes some baby clothes ‘organic’? We explain this to you in this MomJunction
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Helping kids regulate their own media use is an ongoing process, and along the way you’re likely to experience some struggles when it’s time to turn off the TV or any other digital device. When it’s time to transition from TV watching to another activity, using prerecorded shows comes in handy. On traditional broadcast TV,
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Breast changes are a normal part of pregnancy and occur as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Changes to the breasts can occur as early as 1 week after conception, and they can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond. In this article, we discuss the breast changes that are most common
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There are many different causes of swollen ankles. In most cases, swelling is due to injury or edema. The term edema means swelling due to the accumulation of excess fluid. It is particularly common in the lower leg, ankles, and feet. In this article, we look at 11 causes of swollen ankles and cover some
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image: i Stock India is the land of diversity. More than 1.3 billion people live here, following diverse cultures and speaking different languages and dialects. You can know about its long history and deep traditions through some interesting facts about India. MomJunction has compiled a list of general knowledge facts about India. Share them with
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Dining out with kids can be… an experience. We’ve had some doozies over the years, with slow service + starving children, tantrums, massive spills, and picky eaters. But let’s face it, some restaurants just handle kids better than others. And from your child’s perspective, most “typical” restaurants are pretty boring.  So, without further ado, we
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Real contractions follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions vary in duration and frequency. Braxton-Hicks contractions also tend to be less painful and usually only cause discomfort in the front of the abdomen. Braxton-Hicks contractions simulate real contractions to prepare the body for labor. However, they do not lead to labor. Real contractions only occur
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When a baby begins crying in their sleep, caregivers may worry that something is wrong. However, in most cases, for babies, crying while asleep is a phase rather than a sign of a serious problem. For many caregivers, sleep-related issues are among the biggest challenges during the baby and toddler years. Sleep problems are common,
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Movies are an excellent source of entertainment for people of all ages. Toddlers particularly love watching movies, since it gives them visual stimulation. Animated films with bright colors and vivid graphics tend to bring a lot of giggles and fascinate the little ones. Movies are also a good way to introduce storytelling to the baby.
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Women often have excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. This article discusses the causes of gas in the different phases of pregnancy. We also cover treatments and home remedies for gas, and how to tell when abdominal pain is a cause
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