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Ladies, Women, Brides to Be … You Look Great! Part 2

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Ask a friend or relative to be your planning partner. Yes, it is certainly important to pay attention to details, but not to a point where they run you ragged and make you unhealthy. Have someone you know is reliable take care of certain details that might get in the way of more important things.

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Ladies, Women, Brides to Be … You Look Great! Part 1

Women's Health

So you’re getting married?! Congratulations!! As everything ‘to do’ is buzzing around in your head … I’m sure you’re already worrying about how you will look on your big day! Don’t stress out … here are some hints and tips to keep you organized and looking fabulous.

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Your Next Stop

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For those of you who are at the beginning of your journey to parenthood, you may wish to explore options to maximize your chances of conception on your own. Proceed to Boost My Chances

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A Little Latte While Pregnant

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If you’re pregnant and worried about what your favorite double espresso might do to your baby, a new study could put your fears to rest.

The research suggests that moderate caffeine intake during pregnancy doesn’t harm a baby’s development. However, previous studies have linked caffeine to delays in conceiving, low birth weight, premature delivery and miscarriage.

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Prescribing Abortion? Part 2

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The “Morning-After Pill”
RU-486 should not be confused with the so-called morning-after pill, which is an emergency contraception option. It is a high-dose birth control pill that prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine lining. It can only be used for seventy two hours after unprotected sex and works best if taken in the first twenty four hours.

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Prescribing Abortion? Part 1

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RU-486, also known as mifepristone or the abortion pill, will become available through private gynecologists and family-planning clinics in the next few weeks. The Food and Drug Administration approved this new alternative to surgical abortion on Sept. 28.

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Email Support

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Last week I talked about how nursing a baby or toddler can be an isolating experience for many moms. I recommended the wonderful mom-to-mom support of LaLecheLeague meetings and also mentioned our great online nursing chats and message boards.

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The Nightmare of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: You Could Have it and Not Know it!

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is every woman’s worst nightmare. Some of the symptoms include weight gain, hair loss, changes in sexual drive, extreme tiredness, and the growth of abnormal facial and chest hair.

That should be enough to scare the heck out of any woman. Just knowing that there is a disorder like this out there is scary enough, but imagine how hard it is to come to terms with the fact that you have it?

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Will my Wife’s Memory Improve if she has Surgery

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Q.My wife has been an epileptic since 6 months old. She has been on Epilim, Dilantin, tegretol, rivoltril, ethamel, neurontin, phenytoin, & now going onto lamictal.

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Pregnant Women Should Buckle Up Regularly

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HealthGate – Buckle up to protect your baby.

That’s the message from two researchers from the University of Michigan Medical Center and Frederick Community College in Maryland. They studied nearly 300 pregnant women and found that one-third of them did not wear seat belts or else used them incorrectly. Their findings, summarized in “Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy,” appeared in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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