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Candace Webb has been writing professionally since 1989. She has worked as a full-time journalist as well as contributed to metropolitan newspapers including the "Tennessean." She has also worked on staff as an associate editor at the "Nashville Parent" magazine. Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor in business from San Jose State University.
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According to Prevention Magazine, women gain about 1.5 lb. each year in adulthood. This translates to 40 lb. by the age of 50. Combat the weight gain with a fat-burning diet that targets the female metabolism. Combined with exercise and enough rest, a fat-burning diet keeps you feeling healthier for years to come.
Agreeing to become a surrogate mother means giving up approximately 10 months of your life to become pregnant, go through gestation, labor and delivery, and then give the baby to others who will become his parents. It is a life-changing experience for which the surrogate is compensated. Fees vary for different agencies, but in general all expenses for the pregnancy are paid, as well as a fee to the surrogate mother. Becoming a Surrogate
Navigating the last few years between being a child and being an adult is not always easy. The Center for Disease Control reports that for every successful teen suicide, there are 100 to 200 failed attempts. Problems faced by teens include, pregnancy, depression and drugs. Understanding the issues teens face in the world will help you provide support to your own.
Adolescence is difficult enough without the added pressure of being overweight. During a time in life when insecurities abound, looking in the mirror at a larger-than-average body creates a backdrop for depression and the development of eating disorders. Weight-loss camps for teenagers exist nationwide. Understanding their structure and mission will help you decide if it is the right solution for your overweight teenager.
Autism presents unique challenges when it comes to learning to read. Children with autism typically have problems focusing, learning to decode words and problems with motivation. An International Journal of Special Education article states high-functioning autistic children have the skills in place to learn to read, though those skills are delayed. Choosing the right teaching method can clear the way for your child to learn to read.
Children of single parent homes are especially vulnerable to depression, according to the Rochester Institute of Technology. Lack of a two-parent household, in which it is typically the father who is absent, combined with the emotional stress by the mother, who has to fill both roles, contribute to the incidence of childhood depression. There are several treatments available for children from single-parent homes who suffer from depression.
Your eyelashes and eyebrows frame your eyes. When they become sparse, or you suddenly lose them altogether, it can be very stressful. Several underlying factors contribute to eyelash and eyebrow hair loss including medical conditions, stress and lack of proper nutrition. Knowing the causes and treatments will help keep you from panicking if it happens to you.
Oily or greasy hair often looks wet, flat and stringy, and can ruin an otherwise clean, well-kept, personal appearance. Overactive scalp sebum, which comes from sebaceous glands just under the scalp, produces the oily hair look. Sebum normally gives hair its shiny, soft glow, but too much of it may leave your hair greasy. Treatments for oily hair maintain healthy locks that present a polished look.
That cold may not be a cold. Fabric allergies cause similar symptoms. The runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing are not the only problems that come from fabric allergies. Skin rashes are another symptom. In many cases the problem isn't the actual fabric but the chemicals on the fabric. Understanding the signs of fabric allergies and what to do about it will help you find relief.
Newborn babies demand significant amounts of attention. After bringing the baby home, the house needs to be kept clean, you might return to work and people want to stop by and meet the new addition. Who in the world has time for sex with all of this going on? Losing your sex drive after giving birth is not unusual, and knowing it is a temporary situation will help you relax.
Weight loss can be challenging, especially when you try and balance work and family with diet and exercise. Going away to a weight loss camp can jump-start your healthy lifestyle without distractions. Because weight loss camps offer a variety of options, choosing the right program is essential to success.
Whether you lost weight and can finally fit into your skinny jeans again or you are getting ready for a trip and want to take your favorite pair along, it can be disheartening to pull them out find they are wrinkled. Don't worry, there are several things you can do to get them looking neat and tidy again.
Adolescent drug and alcohol use is a continuing issue in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that in recent years an average of 300 teenagers entered drug and alcohol treatment programs each day across the nation. From 2005 to 2010, one in 10 teens used prescription medications illegally. Teen drug and alcohol treatment is important to the future of teens who use.
When a person has true narcissistic personality disorder, he believes he is more important than he really is. He feels entitled to special treatment and has an inflated sense of himself. He demands constant attention and is overly sensitive to perceived criticism. A husband who acts selfish may just be temporarily selfish, or he may actually have narcissistic personality disorder. Understanding the signs, symptoms and treatment of the disorder will help you decide whether to ask him to get evaluated.
Memory problems cause failed quizzes, forgotten homework and lost possessions for some children. The issues created by poor memory can lead to stress. Several conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, list poor memory as a side effect of the disorder. Knowing what causes poor memory and what to do about it will help you help your child.
Pregnancy brings many changes to your body. Your clothes will no longer fit. You may need afternoon naps and as the pregnancy progresses, you will periodically have trouble breathing. Three out of four pregnant women report trouble breathing. There are several reasons for shortness of breath during pregnancy. Understanding what they are and what to do about it will put your mind at ease.
Whether you wonder what happened to that cousin you knew as a child or are aching to reunite with your father, who has been gone for years, finding a lost family member can be challenging. When you develop a carefully planned strategy, you will increase the odds of finding that person.
Going to a dress-up costume party provides an opportunity to carry out fantasy characters, use your sense of humor and have a great deal of fun. You can make costumes from articles you have around the house or rent/purchase a costume from a party store. Regardless of your choice, adding personal touches will give it your special signature touch.
A mother's ring is a piece of jewelry that incorporates the birthstone of each of child and, sometimes, grandchildren. Instead of buying a ring that has already been designed by someone else, you can build your own mother's ring, creating a special token of love.
You never will get a second chance to make that first impression; therefore, you always want to look your best. Wearing a sharp suit to a job interview, business meeting or other important function not only makes you feel your best, but it also shows others that you are a professional. A wrinkled suit sends the opposite message. Showing up to a function in a suit filled with wrinkles makes people wonder if you are as careless in your business dealings as you are with your personal appearance. There are several ways to get the wrinkles out of a suit.
Each winter the flu makes its way to America and wreaks havoc on hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting residents. Children are an at-risk groups for flu complications, according to the Center for Disease Control, and those with health issues such as asthma and diabetes are at an even greater risk for flu-related problems. Once a child comes down with the flu, the duration of the illness depends on several factors.
Eating for two can be difficult. Eating for three can seem almost impossible if you don't know how to do it effectively. Expecting twins puts an additional strain on your body and requires not only an increased calorie intake but also an increase in specific nutrients and vitamins. Knowing some of the tricks to adding healthy calories to your pregnancy diet will help you keep those babies growing according to schedule.
Your body faces many changes during a pregnancy. Swollen feet, exhaustion and an increased need for vitamins and nutrients are considerations during the gestation period. Throughout history, women have used various herbs to reduce pregnancy discomfort and obtain essential nutrients. Knowing the properties and reported effects of an herb will help you make an informed decision about its use.
The process of surrogate pregnancy is complicated. The application process is extensive, getting matched with potential parents can be stressful and carrying a baby to term only to turn it over to the new parents can be emotional. Specific laws vary from state to state, but the general process is the same regardless of your location. Understanding what is involved with surrogate pregnancy will allow you to make an informed decision regarding surrogate pregnancy in your life.
Four to five percent of American teens suffer from serious depression each year. Depression can interfere with daily activities as well as become so serious it leads to suicide. While professional intervention should always be sought for a suicidal teen, natural treatments may be a viable alternative for other, less serious teen depression issues.
Seasonal allergies for babies can be difficult to diagnose, as they have not been alive long enough to develop a history of triggers; however, many babies are allergic. Typical triggers for seasonal allergies include pollen from many types of plants and freshly cut grass clippings during spring and summer. Symptoms include watery eyes, skin irritations and sneezing.
Blinking is an involuntary act designed to clean the cornea and keep the eye moist by keeping tears evenly distributed. Children blink an average of 12 to 20 times per minute. Several factors contribute to excessive blinking, including stress, habit, brain damage and medical disorders. Treatment of excessive blinking depends on the cause.
Twice as many women than men suffer from bladder leakage, otherwise known as urinary incontinence. Whether they lose a small amount whenever they laugh, cough or sneeze, or the urge strikes so quickly that their bladder empties completely with a few seconds' notice, it can become embarrassing. Many women with UI avoid social situations out of fear they will not be able to get to a restroom soon enough. Understanding the causes and treatment of urinary incontinence can give you control of your daily activities again.
Children can contract shingles, a red, blistery rash that appears along nerve pathways, if they have already had the chickenpox. Following a bout with chickenpox, the disease will lie dormant in the body. In some cases it reappears years later as a case of shingles. Shingles in a child is generally less painful than shingles in an adult. Knowing what to look for and when to call the doctor will help your child be more comfortable if he gets a case of shingles.
Allergic reactions to bug bites range from mild to life threatening. The most severe reaction, anaphylaxis, needs immediate emergency care, as it can be fatal within minutes. Three to four more people die each year in the US from being stung by insects than by snake bites. Knowing which bug bites you are allergic to and what to do if you are bitten or stung is an essential part of good health.
Breast pain can occur during the first, second or third trimester of pregnancy. Usually one of the earliest signs that you are expecting, breast pain can also occur in the final stages of pregnancy as your breasts become ready for your milk to come in shortly after the birth. While much of the discomforts of pregnancy are due to fluctuating hormones, with a little knowledge and gentle care you can reduce breast pain during pregnancy.
Surrogate parenting is an agreement by a woman to carry a baby for another person or couple. The baby may be implanted and she serves as the incubator, or her egg may be used and she gives the baby up to the adoptive mother at birth. Surrogate parenting helps thousands of people become parents each year who otherwise would not be able to achieve their dream. However, risks are involved for both sides with such an intertwined agreement about a human life.
Hypertension or high blood pressure used to be an adult disease; however, it has steadily increased in prevalence among children. The more common childhood obesity becomes, the more children will develop high blood pressure. Hypertension is a significant risk factor in coronary artery disease. Understanding the ramifications of having high blood pressure as a child and what can be done to prevent it will help the child grow into a healthier adult.
Coronary artery disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. Women tend to ignore the symptoms of coronary artery disease and not seek medical care until it is too late. According to American Family Physician, many doctors underestimate the risk that coronary artery disease poses for female patients. Understanding the signs and what preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease for women can improve your health.
Several different lung diseases can affect a child. Asthma, cystic lung disease and interstitial lung disease are three of the most common lung issues children face. With each disease, precautions need to be taken so the child's symptoms are controlled. Understanding the symptoms, treatment and preventative measures for each case can help you feel less anxious about it.
Wetting the bed while sleeping is called enuresis. Most children outgrow bed wetting by the age of 6. Three percent of adolescents between 13 and 15 still suffer from enuresis, and 1 percent of teens still wet the bed after their 15th birthday. Most cases of enuresis are not caused by diseases. It is typically caused by the adolescent being an extremely heavy sleeper and the signal between the brain and the bladder not working properly. Wetting the bed can embarrass a teen and cause him to avoid overnight activities away from home. There are things he can do to reduce the chance he will wet the bed.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety-based disorder from which sufferers develop obsessions and compulsions. Typically, the person with OCD believes something bad will happen if his obsessions and compulsions are not carried out. A child with OCD may wash his hands dozens of times a day or count to 1,000 every time he sees the letter A. With proper treatment and support, children can overcome their OCD.
Most women spend several years in a transitional stage before menopause called perimenopause. During this transitional time, their bodies move from having regular monthly periods to no longer having cycles, thereby, becoming infertile. Maintaining health during this transitional period helps your body adjust to the changes. Getting enough of certain vitamins through nutrition in foods or supplements will keep your body strong, while reducing perimenopause symptoms.
Taking care of a baby is a big responsibility. Whether the baby is your child or someone else's, any time a baby begins to breathe irregularly, it is a scary experience. Several situations cause babies to develop irregular breathing. Understanding what they are and how to handle them will give you confidence in how to handle it when it happens.
During the mid 1930s, more women died of cervical cancer than from any other type, including breast cancer. Today, it is one of the most curable cancers, due to early detection and treatment methods. Getting cervical cancer while pregnant presents a challenging set of circumstances, because the normal methods used to treat the disease are no longer possible without placing the fetus in danger.
When you first found out you were pregnant, you experienced a whirlwind of emotion, announcements and excitement, so you may have pushed the occasional dizzy spell out of your mind. Repeated vertigo issues, however, can cause alarm. Vertigo during pregnancy is not uncommon and is usually harmless, but in some instances, it can require medical attention.
Experiencing a brownish discharge during pregnancy can be scary. When it happens, you aren't sure if it is normal, and you're not sure what to do about it. While you should call your doctor any time you have unusual symptoms or become concerned about a recent development, understanding some of the causes of a brownish discharge during pregnancy can help reduce your stress level.
Many women exercise throughout their pregnancy. If you are used to working out three or four days a week, you don't have to stop just because you are expecting a child. Exercise provides an avenue for stress release, helps you stay fit and allows you to maintain the routine you followed before you got pregnant. Using ankle weights during pregnancy can give you a better workout as long as you stay attuned to your body and don't overdo it.
Finding out you are having a baby girl means that you can narrow the baby name choices down to one gender. If you are thinking about giving a beautiful French name to your "petite choux," you have a variety of choices. Understanding the origin and meaning of some of the names can help you pick the perfect one for your bundle of joy.
Children who are born the oldest or the youngest in the family have a place. The children, however, who are born between the oldest and the youngest often feel ignored or unnoticed. Children who are adversely affected by their birth order can develop Middle Child Syndrome (MCS).
There are several reasons that a woman would be prescribed estrogen supplements. Relieving menopause symptoms is the most widely recognized use for estrogen supplements. In addition, women who have ovarian failure, sometimes referred to as early menopause, as well as women who have reduced estrogen levels due to stress and medication of physical disorders may all be candidates for estrogen supplement therapy. While the supplements do carry certain risks, they also continue to benefit millions of women around the world.
Choosing a baby name is an important task. The name you choose today will be used by your child for the remainder of his days. Most parents choose the baby's name before the baby is born. Whether you have an interest in all things old-fashioned or you just want to show your family tree's roots, a name from the 1700s could be a perfect fit for your child. Many of the names popular in the 1700s are still popular today.
As women age, their dietary needs change with time. Activity levels, hormonal issues and the cessation of monthly cycles all contribute to a woman's changing body. Once a woman reaches 50, her metabolism slows down, her bones become more brittle, and she is at an increased risk for heart disease. Understanding the importance of nutrition can help women over 50 maintain their health.
Children often ask for something to drink as a way to get attention. Just as you get her to bed and settle down with a new movie, you hear, "Mommy, I'm thirsty," but what happens when the thirst is real and unquenchable? Children develop excessive thirst for many reasons. Understanding the different causes of excessive thirst and what to do about it can help alleviate your concerns.
Children want their hair curled for many different reasons. They may have decided they want a different look for a day. They could need it curled to dress for a part they got in a school play. They may be in a backyard club in which all members must have curly hair on Fridays. Whatever reason your child has for wanting curly hair, when she comes to you and needs it done, you can smile with confidence and take care of it.
Choosing a child's haircut can be difficult. You want it to be manageable, but at the same time, your child wants to look good at recess. A haircut that is time consuming to maintain can create stressful mornings. Many cute haircut options are possible for children. Understanding what type of cut works well with your child's hair type can make a trip to the stylist less stressful.
During your pregnancy, you are going to stretch muscles and areas that you never knew existed as the baby grows, wiggles and adapts to life in the womb. Backache, pelvic pain and other issues may crop up as your body adjusts to the growing fetus. While a girdle can provide much needed support and pain relief, a regular girdle is not recommended, according to the Girdle Encyclopedia, but, a maternity girdle can be safely and effectively used.
If you are allergic to tree pollen, you already know the drill. Each spring, as friends are raving about the beauty of new blossoms and the wonder of life, you are constantly reaching for tissues to blow your nose. You don't have to hug a tree to be affected by its pollen. Gentle spring breezes are enough to spread the pollen around and put you in misery. Knowing what can be done to treat your allergies will help arm you for the season.
The leading cause of death among women is heart attack, according to the Mayo Clinic. Heart symptoms for women are not the same as for men in many instances, which can cause a woman to not seek life saving medical care. It is important to see medical advice any time you have questions about heart issues; however, educating yourself about women's heart issues can help you understand the importance of recognizing the importance of proper medical evaluations and treatment.
Childhood obesity sets the stage for adult health issues including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and specific cancers. Obesity is diagnosed when a child's weight is far above what is acceptable for his height. Obese children often suffer from anxiety and depression. Finding an appropriate childhood obesity clinic can help your child regain his self-esteem and lose the weight, thereby putting him on the road to a lifetime of better health.
Overweight children have an increased risk of developing many health issues, including asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Children who are overweight are likely to become overweight adults, which further increases their chance of developing health problems. Health experts, including the Mayo Clinic, do not recommend strict or fad diets for overweight children; instead, they recommend a healthy diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Potty training a child, who has sensory issues, can leave you feeling defeated and alone. Watching your friends' kids beam with pride as they successfully transition from diapers to big boy underwear can be disheartening. Though it may take additional time, and you may have to try some new ideas, you can do several things to help your sensory challenged child join his peers in the "I have to go potty" club.
If you have always dreamed about owning a business, you are not alone. In 2009, more than 10 million businesses in America were owned by females, according to Gaebler.com. In addition, female-owned businesses grew at more than two times the rate that male-owned businesses did. Whether you want to open a retail store, a bakery or an engineering firm, there are resources, organizations and others that stand ready to offer guidance and support.
An open records adoption provides a legal avenue for an adult, who was adopted as a child, to review all records pertaining to his adoption. Typically, the right is granted through a court order. Once the order is given, the adopted person has access to all records pertaining to his adoption to do with as he wishes. Open records adoptions have caused many debates surrounding the rights of the adopted child compared to the rights to privacy by the birth family.
People have many reasons for seeking out the children they gave up for adoption. It could be that you want to get the child in touch with siblings, you have developed a genetically impacted medical condition that you want the child to be aware of, or you may simply be curious about how her life turned out. Taking action from several different avenues at the same time may help you find that child.
With a busy work schedule and additional children to tend to at home, it can be difficult for some parents to find time to help a child who is struggling with school. Whether the student has a difficult time in general, or simply got behind and is now lost, after-school tutoring programs can help bridge the gap and help the student get back on track.
For many couples, starting a family is an easy process. They decide the time has come, they stop using birth control protection, and the woman becomes pregnant. For some couples, however, pregnancy does not occur. Determining why you and your partner are having trouble conceiving can be a complicated process that may leave you wondering if your partner has fertility problems. Several medical procedures can be used to determine if your male partner is infertile.
Prenatal health care is a given once you become pregnant. You will have doctor visits, prenatal vitamins and abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, but what about the months leading to the conception? Getting ready to start a family means more than buying a larger house and a sedan. It also means taking care of your body so that it is as healthy as possible when you start trying to conceive.
The excitement of finding out you are expecting a baby can sometimes be overshadowed by nausea if you have significant morning sickness. Morning sickness can happen at any time throughout the day. It can last for several hours or last for days and weeks on end. Vitamin B6 can help reduce the impact that morning sickness has on your life and allow you to relax and start planning the nursery. Be sure to discuss with your doctor your decision to use vitamin B6.
Whether you plan to homeschool your child all the way through school or simply want to prepare him for when he starts kindergarten, a well-rounded preschool home school program can set the stage for success. You can develop a preschool home schooling curriculum. Choosing the elements that will work best for your child and making it fun can help him develop a lifetime love of learning.
Immediately following the birth of your baby, your days were filled with sleeping, feeding and burping schedules. Once you settled your newborn into the family, however, you may have noticed a few extra pounds left over from the pregnancy. It can be discouraging to get out of your maternity clothes, only to discover that your pre-pregnancy outfits no longer fit. With some determination and effort, you can lose that post-pregnancy weight.
If you want to have people talking about your amazing barbecue-themed party for months after it happens, you need to wrap the entire theme around a single concept. Beyond the obvious, which is to serve great food, you can also incorporate costumes, games and decorations that will provide a party your friends and family will still be raving about long after the warm summer has ended. Putting it all together won't be difficult if you focus on staying organized.