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Preparing To Become A Mother

Whether you’re planning to become a mother or are surprised to find out that in fewer than nine months, you’re going to be a mother, the nine months is a time of preparation and planning. There is a lot to prepare for and if this is your first baby, you’re already aware that absolutely everything [...]

The Victorians are largely responsible for the changes in Western medicine, although the medical advancements of both World War I and World War II did have a major affect. Until Victorian times, herbs (Herbalism) were an integral part of medical treatment. It was also in the 1800s that therapeutic massage became a popular part of [...]

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It is the ultimate gift at the end of a long, tiring nine months of living healthy, taking extra care of yourself: a precious, tiny little baby. Growing a new life inside your womb takes a lot out of any woman. The word infant — derived from the Latin word in-fans meaning “unable to speak” [...]

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Aromatherapy

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The use of scents to stimulate the senses is not a new fad. The Greeks, Romans and Anglo-Saxons used strewing herbs to stimulate the appetite and freshen the air. The use of scented oils dates back probably to the Egyptians who found the antiseptic properties of plants useful in embalming. In Egypt, Babylonia and India, [...]

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Osteoporosis is a word you surely have heard before; especially when you have reached a certain age and your physician has started to discuss this problem with you. Osteoporosis is a disease in the bones, which causes bones to be more fragile and therefore be more likely to break. Through Osteoporosis the bone mineral density [...]

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PRENATAL

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Prenatal care, or medical care recommended for women before and during pregnancy, has been around for centuries. Although it has differed from century to century, the overall aim of prenatal care is and always has been to detect any problems early on in the pregnancy and prevent them if possible through nutrition, exercise, and vitamin [...]

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Many women today are interested in getting away from drugs and using natural herbs instead during their pregnancies. Although numerous herbs are very safe and beneficial when taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, it is still important to talk with your healthcare provider or doctor before taking any natural herbs. Just because they are natural [...]

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Since 1960, massage therapy has increased in popularity. It is now part of a system utilizing both conventional and alternative forms of medical therapy or intervention. It is part of Complementary and Alternative Medicines or CAM. Yet, like so many other alternative and conventional types of medicine, some forms are more popular than others are. [...]

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Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy is considered one of the best things a woman can do for herself and her unborn baby. While some women are already conscious of what they put into their bodies and live a healthy lifestyle, others may find it more difficult to adjust to the changes necessary to [...]

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Perimenopause is a nice long word for being in menopause transition. It is a period of time when a cycle that starts in a woman’s life several years prior to the actual menopause. The ovaries of a woman start to produce less and less estrogen and the woman slowly moves towards the stage when she [...]

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