Dealing With Gender Disappointment

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Pregnancy is a time of celebration and joy for many parents. This is especially true for couples who have struggled to achieve or keep a pregnancy. For some parents, however, pregnancy can be an anxious time. For various reasons, couples often anticipate or desire a specific gender for their baby. Of course, as much as… Continue reading Dealing With Gender Disappointment

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Am I Pregnant? Early Indications of Pregnancy

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A missed period is the most common early sign of pregnancy for most women. However, there are other less noticeable signs that may indicate that conception has occurred; these indications may be present even before an over-the-counter test can detect pregnancy. While nothing can replace the advice of a medical doctor, knowledge of the early… Continue reading Am I Pregnant? Early Indications of Pregnancy

Ten Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

Encouraging children to be active outdoors can help them stay healthier and avoid weight problems now and in the future. The sunny days of spring and summer are perfect opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures with children; here are ten outstanding choices for parents and kids to experience together. Gardening Even the youngest children can enjoy… Continue reading Ten Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

Identifying Speech Development Delays in Toddlers

Because each child develops at his or her own unique pace, speech delays can sometimes be difficult to detect during the initial phases. In most cases, delays are not indicative of a more serious or persistent problem. However, parents should discuss any concerns with the child’s pediatrician in order to rule out developmental delays, hearing… Continue reading Identifying Speech Development Delays in Toddlers

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Early Signs of Autism: What to Watch For

Autism is a development disorder that typically produces characteristic and recognizable symptoms in early childhood. The causes for autism are still not well understood. Autism has been ascribed to high levels of mercury in the system, digestive conditions, diet, trauma inside the womb or during childbirth, and chemicals present in childhood vaccines. While some of… Continue reading Early Signs of Autism: What to Watch For

Miscarriage: Warning Signs, Treatments, and Outcomes

Miscarriage can be a disappointing and frightening experience for expectant mothers. Many women are unaware of the symptoms of miscarriage and may not even realize that the pregnancy has terminated until their next visit to the obstetrician. This can lead to serious health problems and may even put the woman’s life at risk. Knowing and… Continue reading Miscarriage: Warning Signs, Treatments, and Outcomes

Basics of Conception and Ovulation: Ovulation 101

A normal process in the female reproductive cycle, ovulation usually passes unnoticed and is of little importance at most times. However, couples who are trying to conceive may find that ovulation suddenly becomes a major subject of discussion and precisely timing this biological event rises to near paramount importance in their conception efforts. Understanding what… Continue reading Basics of Conception and Ovulation: Ovulation 101