makeup dangers

Women have used makeup to enhance their facial features for thousands of years. Health hasn’t been the priority with beauty products in the past if we remember all the disturbing stories about lead-based facial powders and eye shadows. You don’t have to worry about lead in your beauty products nowadays, but this doesn’t mean that…

preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a common complication that occurs in some women during pregnancy. The symptoms often include high blood pressure, water retention (leg swelling), and increased amount of protein in the urine. The condition starts around the 20th week of pregnancy, and if not treated, it can pose danger for the mother as well as a…

aygestin

Aygestin is a medication used to treat increased bleeding from the uterus. It is also used to treat women who haven’t got their period for several months, and are not pregnant or going through menopause. In addition to the aforementioned symptoms, this drug is used to treat endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that should…

chemical pregnancy

A chemical pregnancy is an expression commonly used to describe an early miscarriage which happens before the fetus can be detected by an ultrasound, and before the fifth week of gestation. It is quite common and is believed to affect up to 75 percent of all pregnancies that end in miscarriage. Several things can be…

Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, or extensive menstrual cramps, is pain that occurs during menstruation. It starts around the time that menstruation begins. Symptoms typically last two or three days. The pain originates in the pelvis or lower abdomen. It can also be felt in the hips, lower back, or thighs. Other symptoms of…

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Hair loss due to the polycystic ovary syndrome can begin early in life, even as early as 11. Polycystic ovary syndrome can be caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones. Polycystic ovary syndrome often causes infertility. The symptoms of PCOS include facial hair growth, hair loss, acne, irregular…

clogged milk ducts

If your breasts are not getting emptied well on every feeding, over time this may cause clogged milk ducts. Some of the most common causes that lead to clogged ducts are: • Improper latch • Baby not feeding well for some reason (illness or something else) • Your breast pump is not powerful enough •…

breastfeeding

Generally, the main tip to increase breast milk production is to keep the breasts as empty as possible throughout the day. A woman wanting to increase the supply should empty the breasts frequently. This means feeding the baby more often than usual, and adding the pumping session here and there if needed. Some babies simply…

clogged milk ducts

The thing with breast milk is that the supply increases (and decreases) depending on how often your baby nurses. The more the baby nurses – the more milk you will produce, and the opposite. It’s a “use it or lose it” process. The volume is for most part greater in the mornings, and it decreases…

breastfeeding

1. Oatmeal Besides helping to increase the quantity of milk supply, oatmeal also improves its quality. It helps produce oxytocin, a hormone that aids in the birthing process. This whole grain and high-fiber super-food are simple to prepare and easy to digest. 2. Almonds Together with other nuts, like walnuts or cashews, almonds are extremely…

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