12 Signs You Need to Take a Break ASAP

Running errands, keeping up with an ever-growing pile of laundry, caring for a small person while juggling work — it can all become a bit much. By the time you lie down for the night, your head is spinning with an endless to-do list that only keeps growing. Symptoms of burnout can vary from person to person, …

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Cardiologist Recommended Natural Remedies for Pregnant Moms

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a phrase you never want to hear when pregnant, and understandably so. Pregnancy already is no walk in the park, and any type of complications comes with a set of worries and fears. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is rare but not unheard of, and doctors are well-versed in the symptoms and treatments. There are …

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20 Desserts That Are Gestational Diabetes Friendly

Anybody else get diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD) and still have a HORRIBLE sweet tooth? No? Just me? Perfect. 🙂 Well for those of you who do, or who are just looking for some healthier options, this article is for you! Desserts can be tricky when you live with diabetes. You absolutely can have a sugary dessert …

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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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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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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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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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7 Wellness Tips During Social Distancing

Guest Post By  Karon Warren The 2020 coronavirus pandemic is forcing people into a new, but temporary, way of life known as “social distancing.” Social distancing means increasing the physical space between people to help prevent spreading illness. Currently, the recommended distance is at least 6 feet. But social distancing does not mean total isolation. For instance, …

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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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Guest Post: SEED CYCLING THROUGH IVF

Written by: Kalli on Life Balance on June 08, 2020 There's so many things we can do to try balance our hormones and obviously seeking professional help is the optimal priority when it comes to diagnostic health. But during my second round of IVF, transferring a frozen embryo, I googled frantically to find ways to …

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Why Are Hormonal Contraceptives So Effective?

Hormonal contraceptives (HC) are known to be extremely effective at preventing pregnancy and no one is disputing that. But have you ever stopped to wonder what makes them work so well? All HCs prevent pregnancy in essentially the same way, by combining the following three actions: They interfere with ovulationThey interfere with implantationThey prevent your …

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How Do Diet And Lifestyle Affect Sperm Quality?

When a couple is struggling to conceive, many women (and more than likely many men) are quick to put the blame on the female half of the duo. She is obviously the problem, because she is the one that has the egg that needs to be fertilized, the uterus in which the fertilized egg implants …

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