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Complications in Pregnancy After Age 40

Even though many women look young, feel healthy and are having children after age 40, don’t be surprised when you go into your obstetrician’s office and have some of your youthful feelings deflated by being referred to as an “older” pregnancy. You may feel young and energetic, but in the eyes of your OB/GYN, you are elderly, according to pregnancy and baby author Ann Douglas, writing for the Pregnancy and Baby website. Don’t be discouraged, though, because even though older women are more likely to have complications, most women over 40 will have a safe and uncomplicated delivery, according to the March of Dimes.

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Pregnancy and Sinus Pain

According to Lisa Rodriguez, R.N., contributing writer for the Dr. Spock website, sinus pain and infection are common pregnancy ailments. The hormones responsible for vaginal swelling also cause the lining of nasal passages and sinus cavities to swell, a condition called sinusitis. Increased swelling prevents nasal passages from draining properly, and this back-up of fluid can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria. The result is a painful sinus infection.

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Is Yaz Birth Control Safe?

Yaz uses a different hormone than most combination birth control pills. It relies upon estrogen and drospirenone, rather than estrogen and progesterone. Yaz offers some beneficial side effects, including a reduction of acne and improvement of pre-menstrual dysmorphic disorder, as well as providing reliable contraception. This pill does have some possible risks not typical of oral contraceptives that can make it a poor choice for some women.

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January Astrology

Welcome to 2013, which adds up to a six year, the card of the Lovers, in the Tarot. Aside from the romantic connotation here, the lovers represents duality, and a kind of yin yang twinship. Six years are mostly concerned with the art and craft of relating, take this where you will, whether it be diplomacy in world affairs or interactions at a deeply personal level. I regret to say that I am a little …