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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The Benefits Of Flotation Therapy

Growing up, it was a very common occurrence for my mother to disappear into the bathroom for an hour or two at a time to lose herself in a good book and to soak in a bathtub full of Epsom salts. Honestly, she's still prone to doing this daily and I've gotten to where I …

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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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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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ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn't struggling with infertility or who hasn't had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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What NOT To Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

When you are struggling with infertility, you are already a mess of emotions. The last thing that you need is to hear unkind (although well-intentioned) things from others. In this article, we'll cover not just what NOT to say, but also some things you might say instead and also other ways to help support a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Improving Semen Quality

Last year, I wrote an article on what semen is made of. And it has brought a lot of interest from you readers, wanting to know more about it! And so comes this article, Everything You Need To Know About Improving Semen Quality. We all know that semen is an integral part of getting pregnant. …

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5 Strategies for Taking Control of Your Emotional Health

This is a guest post by Karen Vincent, a licensed mental health therapist of Karen Vincent Solutions. If you would like to write an article for our blog, read our guest posting guidelines. Emotional health is critical to our overall functioning. It impacts every aspect of our lives including our relationships, our careers, and our physical …

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Prebiotics Vs Probiotics

http://allergiesandyourgut.com/2014/11/18/prebiotics-probiotics/ You are what you eat. Or more accurately, you are what you feed the trillions of little critters that live in your gut. The lining of your gut, like every surface of your body, is covered in microscopic creatures, mostly bacteria. These organisms create a micro-ecosystem called the microbiome. And though we don't really …

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How Diet Can Affect Your Hormones And Your Overall Health

This is a guest post by Brea of Beneath The Surface. If you would like to write an article for our blog, read our guest posting guidelines. “Food can either be the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”– Ann Wigmore In school, I was the girl that ate …

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