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Updated: April 25, 2022

How To Deal With Gender Disappointment: I Wanted a Girl But Am Having a Boy

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People often have a specific idea of what parenthood will look like for them. Perhaps you've imagined they'll have all boys, or one baby boy and one baby girl. Maybe they've hoped for twins for as long as they can remember. Some couples will try to follow old-wives tale practices to conceive a certain gender baby such as eating lots of vegetables and fish to get pregnant with a girl or only having sex on certain days of the month.

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In-Laws from a Different Culture

In-Laws from a Different Culture

Words to the Wise

Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo.

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Your Pregnancy Diet: How Did You Do?

Nutrition During and After Pregnancy

Your Pregnancy Diet: How Did You Do?

Some women go overboard during pregnancy, eating as much as they like of whatever they like. These are the women who say, "It's fine for me to eat this entire jumbo-sized chocolate bar – I'm craving it, so my body must need it!" If this were really true, we would all have intense cravings for broccoli or Brussels sprouts or kale rather than for cake, potato chips, or ice cream.

Ritalin and Other Medications

Ritalin and Other Medications

If you mention ADHD medication, most people--doctors and consumers alike--think of Ritalin. In the United States, it's the overwhelming choice for treatment.

But it's not necessarily the best choice.

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Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse

Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse

People have so many excuses for not getting help with their alcohol addiction. The excuse we hear over and over again is: “I don't need help. I can stop drinking at any time.” This is not true. When you are addicted, you have lost control. You cannot stop at any time. If you could, you would not be addicted. Make that first step and get help.

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Medical Consent for Your Stepchild

Medical Consent for Your Stepchild

Because you have no official legal status, the medical community may not allow you to authorize medical treatment for your stepchild. And because, legally, stepparents have no authority, care providers have developed some policies to deal with the issue.

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Updated: December 14, 2021

12 Early Signs You Might Be Pregnant

First Signs of Pregnancy

When you think you may be pregnant, you look for any early signs of pregnancy that can indicate that you're about to be a mom. Many of the earliest signs of pregnancy can appear before a positive pregnancy test would register. But, every woman is going to be different as to when they may first realize they're pregnant.

How Does Discovery Work?

How Does Discovery Work?

Divorce Dictionary

Discovery is the act of revealing information so that both parties are fully informed of facts before trial. Discovery can pertain to custody matters or finances or to one's physical or mental condition when those issues are relevant, such as when a spouse claims an inability to work due to an injury. Depending on the jurisdiction, other areas may be discoverable as well.

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What to Expect When You're Three Months Pregnant

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This is a landmark month as you finish up your first trimester! By the end of this month, your baby will grow to more than three inches in length and almost one ounce, about the size and heft of a roll of Life Savers. His head accounts for one-third of his total length, and his tongue, salivary glands and taste buds have formed. You make first contact this month as you hear his heartbeat and perhaps even see him on ultrasound.

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Updated: November 24, 2021

4 Months Pregnant: Symptoms, Baby (& Belly) Size and Development

What to Expect in Your Fourth Month of Pregnancy

Welcome to the second trimester of your pregnancy! The start of month four indicates the end of your first trimester, and you are now entering what many women refer to as the honeymoon period. Your energy is up, and your meals are staying down. You and your baby are headed into a period of rapid growth. It’s time to hang on and enjoy the ride!

This article will cover second-semester pregnancy symptoms, fetal development, and all the ins and outs of your fourth month of pregnancy.

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Resolving Conflicts and Saving Your Marriage

Resolving Conflicts and Saving Your Marriage

Your marriage is at the brink of dissolution. You and your spouse have lost trust and faith in each other; your mutual anger is so palpable that you can no longer go out as a couple without breaking into a verbal sparring match or an out-and-out fight. Past hurts and wrongs haunt both of you, coloring your interpretation of the present; and perhaps most damaging, one or both of you have engaged in an extramarital affair.

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Breastfeeding Diet and Health Basics

Breastfeeding Diet and Health Basics

Time Out for Mom
With all that you have to do in a day, it's easy to see why you put taking care of yourself at the bottom of the list. Yet, ignoring your needs is actually counterproductive, especially for nursing mothers. Successful breastfeeding depends largely on how Mom treats herself. A poor diet, too little sleep, and too much stress can reduce the quality and quantity of your milk supply. Here are the basics of self-care for postpartum women.

An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy

Dealing with Unwelcome Pregnancy Advice

An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy

Daddy Alert!

You might have to choose sides if your mother and your partner get into ongoing debates over the best way to get through a pregnancy. Although your mom means well, somebody (like you) might have to run interference if her advice is persistently upsetting your partner.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

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Dear everyone,

On behalf of all pregnant women currently walking the face of the earth, I’d like to take a moment to share with you some of the most common things we hear while pregnant that should never, ever be said to us.

We get that our pregnancy acts like a magnet for strangers — one that pulls you toward us, urging you to touch our bellies and share your opinions with us. Sometimes the attention is fine. It’s nice to be told you’re beautiful when you’re feeling heavy and tired and completely out of breath.

Updated: April 22, 2020

Self-Care Acts for Parents That Can Be Done At Home

8 self care acts you can practice at home

“Self-care.” 

What a cringy word for some folks - and a reason for the deepest eye roll for others. Self-care has gotten such a bad rap in the last few years, and with the recent COVID-19 outbreak it seems nearly impossible to achieve. Everything in your life is upside down. We are weeks into this quarantine lifestyle and things don’t seem to be getting any easier.

More: Teaching Kindness At Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Do You Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Do You Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Ideally, you should be getting your daily supply of vitamins and minerals from your diet, not from pill-popping. What's more, food provides you with energy in the form of calories—something you don't get from pills. However, it's a good idea for most folks to take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral that supplies 100 percent of the RDA.

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Labor Signs with Twins and Multiples: Recognizing Preterm Labor

Signs of Preterm Labor in Multiple Pregnancies

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of twin births in the U.S occur preterm. It's important to know the signs of preterm labor in a multiple pregnancy so that you can get help in time.

There are some clues, but they might not be obvious until it's too late to stop a delivery: That's why it is so vitally important to know the signals, and to contact your medical provider as soon as you suspect something.

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