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How to Fix a Broken Slab of Marble?

Marble is a favorite stone in home décor due to its unique properties that make no two colors or designs alike. While it is one of the more durable natural materials you can find, it is susceptible to breakage just like any other type of stone if it is dropped or sustains a heavy impact…

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Pregnancy Complications With IUD

Maybe you’ve seen the commercials or talked with a friend, convincing you to give an intrauterine device (IUD) a try. Maybe you’re just tired of popping a pill each morning. Or maybe you are breastfeeding and need a safe birth control option. IUDs may be the answer for you. Because pregnancy complications are possible with this type of device, you should talk with your doctor and partner before choosing this option.

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Pregnancy & Signs of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects between three and eight women out of every 100 pregnant women, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The condition occurs when your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than they should be. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports the condition typically sets in around week 28 in the gestation period. In most cases, gestational diabetes is a temporary condition that corrects itself after delivery.

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What To Expect When You Are No Longer Expecting

The world is full of advice for pregnant and about-to-deliver mommies. From books to blog posts to friendly neighborhood chit chat, pregnant women and those on the verge of delivery have numerous information sources when it comes to figuring out what the hell is happening to their bodies and how to cope with those changes.…

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Complications of the Flu During Pregnancy

Influenza, referred to by most people as “the flu,” is a respiratory illness that passes from person to person via droplets in the air or physical contact with contaminated surfaces. The flu produces many symptoms including fever, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, cough, headache, nausea and vomiting. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized annually for flu-related complications. One of the most at-risk groups for developing flu complications is pregnant women.