To many families, the holiday season is not complete without a decorated tree twinkling in the window. Each year, U.S. tree farmers sell an estimated 25 to 30 million pine and fir trees, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. For people with Christmas tree allergies, this abundance of pine and fir needles can make allergy symptoms difficult to control during … [Read more...] about Christmas Tree Allergies
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Ultrasound is a wonderful tool that is used throughout pregnancy to determine fetal health, normal development and the estimated due date. Ultrasound is often used in early pregnancy to confirm a pregnancy and date a pregnancy if a mother is unsure of the first date of her last menstrual period. Related Content Dangers of Ultrasounds & Pregnancy? Pregnancy Ultrasound … [Read more...] about How Early Can an Ultrasound Detect a Fetus?
A miscarriage, the loss of a pregnancy, can be emotionally devastating. Many women worry they could have detected miscarriage sooner and have prevented it. Though in most cases, a miscarriage can't be prevented (it's estimated that as many as 25 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage), knowing the signs of a miscarriage can not only help a woman understand what's going on … [Read more...] about How to Detect a Miscarriage
Even though C-sections are common, they're still major surgical procedures. Your doctor cuts through several layers of skin and tissue and into your uterus in order to get to your baby. On top of that, you have a painful incision and a new baby that needs care. If that doesn't put baby making out of your mind for a while, the risks it poses to your health might do it. If you … [Read more...] about How Soon After a C-Section Can I Get Pregnant Again?
Many homeowners fear dealing with a clogged toilet, especially when they have guests. This fear is not totally unfounded since it is estimated that more than 28 million American households a month will have to deal with this issue. One of the worst types of toilet clogs is one that affects your bathtub, too. Don't stress over this; there are steps you can take to unclog the … [Read more...] about How to Unclog a Toilet That’s Backing up Into the Bathtub