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The Popularity Game: Teaching Kids How To Cope

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Placental Abruption

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention. » Read more

Cramping During Pregnancy

Cramping during pregnancy can be very concerning to a pregnant mother. Cramping can be mild to severe. Cramps can be a signal of a problem or just another sign of a stretching and growing uterus. The question then arises, should I be concerned about cramping? We hope to clarify some of the common causes of cramping during pregnancy. » Read more

Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

Ouch! What was that? You feel a sharp, shooting pain in your abdomen. You may wonder if this is the start of labor or perhaps your baby kicked you real hard. Whatever it was, you hope it goes away. This sharp shooting pain is most likely the result of round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is a common complaint in pregnancy often starting in the second trimester. » Read more

Pelvic Over-Flexibility in Pregnancy? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

As a woman progresses through her pregnancy, she may experience a loosening in her pelvic joints. This is the body's way of naturally preparing the body for childbirth, and the passage of a baby through the birth canal. » Read more

Pain During Sex - Causes and Treatments

By Maria T. Pepin

 Sex is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. If you are noticing some pain during intercourse, it’s important to consult with your doctor right away. Do not ignore the problem because it can impact your relationship and have negative emotional effects as well. Proper treatment can help you go back to enjoying your sex life sooner than later. » Read more

Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when there is endometrial tissue outside of the endometrial cavity. The endometrium lines a woman's uterus. Although this tissue can be found anywhere, it is commonly found in the pelvic area. » Read more

Heating Pads and Pregnancy

Is it safe to use a heating pad during pregnancy? Heating pads are generally safe to use during pregnancy, as long as you aren’t placing the heating pad directly on your belly.  Using a heating pad for sore muscles or an occasional back ache is fine.  The concern with pregnant women and heat is that having a high body temperature can be harmful to your developing baby.&n » Read more

Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

Headaches are very common during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Women with a history of migraines may find that they have less migraines during pregnancy. Some women, however, have more frequent migraines during pregnancy. » Read more

Ectopic Pregnancy: Ten Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

An ectopic pregnancy, sometimes called a tubal pregnancy, happens when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube but other places where an ectopic can implant are the abdominal cavity, ovary or cervix. Ectopic pregnancies are sometimes difficult to diagnose. » Read more