Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know

For anyone who's been pregnant before, or spent much time in the pregnancy forums online, we're all pretty familiar with the glucose screen performed between 24 and 28 weeks. For a lot of women, they have to fast for 8 to 12 hours, then drink that nasty liquid glucose, and then get their glucose checked …

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Six Things You Should Be Doing During the Two Week Wait

 Written by Dalene Barton - Certified Herbalist, Birth Doula Reviewed by Christine Traxler, MD Updated October 8th, 2018 Through the timed intercourse, tracked ovulation and countless fertility methods, here you are waiting to take a pregnancy test. You are in the dreaded two-week wait and the wondering is killing you. It seems simply amazing that two weeks each cycle can …

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A Color-Coded Guide To Vaginal Discharge

It is common to wonder whether the color or consistency of vaginal discharge is normal or needs to be checked out. Vaginal discharge can be many colors, and several indicate a healthy body. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors mean and when to see a doctor. …

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Nutrition And Gut Health: How Does It Effect Our Bodies

Hello everyone. Let me introduce myself. My name is Heather Verduzco. I live in the Twin CitiesMinnesota (born and raised-dreaming of heading somewhere warm). I am married, going on 25 years, and have 3 adult children. I am a Special Education teacher working with families and children from newborns up to 3 year olds. I …

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Combating The After Holiday Weekend Fatigue

For my family, Labor Day weekend is just like any other weekend. Except it's one day longer. So for us, it's just an extra day of doing housework or yard-work or, as was the case this year, doing work at my family's farm. Cutting and splitting trees that had been removed and also broken trees …

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Intellectual Wellness Assessment and Improvement

The intellectual dimension of wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. It encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. "An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one's knowledge in improved skills along with expanding potential for sharing with others. An intellectually well person uses the intellectual and cultural activities in …

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Female fertility: Why lifestyle choices count

Lifestyle choices can affect a woman's ability to conceive. Consider some simple steps if you hope to get pregnant. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're hoping to get pregnant, you might wonder about your fertility and whether you can improve it. Some factors might be beyond your control, such as medical issues that affect the …

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