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Natural Ways to Make a Period Lighter & Shorter

Before attempting to make a period lighter and shorter, make an appointment with your gynecologist to rule out any underlying medical conditions. The heavy menstrual bleeding, called menorrhagia, could be the result of hormones being imbalanced or as a side effect of an IUD or medication, according to the Mayo Clinic. Schedule your annual gynecological visit if you missed your last one, or revisit your physician to alleviate any concerns that a heavy period is not a symptom of a more serious condition. Long and heavy periods that are merely an annoyance may be treated at home with natural remedies. When natural remedies do not work, consider birth control pills that are not natural but are proven to lighten heavy periods.

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Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy

If you are addicted to alcohol and are pregnant, you must take serious measures to stop drinking. When you drink, so does your baby. No amount of alcohol is safe for your baby and can lead to serious complications. If you have been trying to stop drinking, your pregnancy can serve as the extra motivation you need.

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How to Set Healthy Screen Time Limits for Your Kids

Parents primary technology concern used to be with the amount of time children spent in front of the TV, but now smartphones and portable devices make the amount of time your child spends in front of technology virtually limitless. Even though these devices can be very stimulating and engaging for your child, they may cause…

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Autism and a Trip to Europe

Autism and a Trip to Europe I recently took a two week trip to Scotland. I had never been to Europe before. It was a really special trip, fun, relaxing, and great sights. I had been away without my child with autism before, but never for longer than a week. And, never in a country…

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The Best Day of Your Cycle to Get Pregnant

You and your partner have made the decision. It’s time to start “trying” to get pregnant. For best results, narrow down the day you ovulate–that is, the time you release an egg. An egg only spends a day seeking sperm with which to unite, and the day you ovulate is your most fertile. Three to five days before the egg’s release is also a good time to try, as sperm can survive that long. Instead of avoiding those magical days in the middle of your cycle, embrace them, and each other.