What Is Lightning Crotch Pain, and How Do I Deal With It?

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Lightning crotch is the colloquial term for sharp pain in the pelvic area during pregnancy. Usually, the sharp electric shock sensation is not life-threatening or a sign of impending labor. While it’s generally harmless, the pain is very real. Luckily, there are a few effective lightning crotch pain remedies for moms who have been there.…

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Menopause Symptoms: When Should I Expect Them?

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Menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life. In the U.S.A, the average age for menopause is 52. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen suddenly, so you have time to prepare. While many unpleasant myths surround this condition, it’s just another stage of adulthood. Knowing what to expect can help you spot the signs early and start…

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5 Powerful Inositol Benefits for Women’s Health

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Inositol is a naturally occurring substance found in many plants and animals. Although it’s similar in structure to a glucose molecule, it’s is more of a vitamin than a sugar. Many fiber-rich foods, including corn, brown rice, wheat bran, and beans, contain inositol. Some fruits, such as cantaloupe and citrus fruits are also rich in…

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First Trimester Miscarriage: Causes, Treatment, and Recovery

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First trimester miscarriages often occur at six weeks. However, this is usually around the time most women discover they are expecting, while some still have no idea. That makes it more difficult to prevent a miscarriage. Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy loss at six weeks of pregnancy or after. Why do most…

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Zinc Deficiency and Immunity: What You Need to Know

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You work hard to keep yourself healthy. Proper exercise and a healthy diet are important parts of a healthy lifestyle. However, everyone is different with varying immune systems and metabolisms. It can be hard to know exactly what you need to do and eat to remain healthy. There are so many vitamins and minerals that…

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What Is Postpartum Depletion, and How Do You Recover?

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Bringing a newborn to the world can be exciting! Waking up every day to the beautiful infectious smile of your baby is an unexplainable feeling for many mothers. Nonetheless, being a new mother comes with a frustrating dark side.  Occasionally, you’ll feel worn out, as if you have no energy. This weighs you down, causes…

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The Thyroid Series: Potential Thyroid Problems During Perimenopause

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​​As a woman ages, it is common for them to start experiencing some unpleasant symptoms that can affect their lives. However, even though most women attribute these problems to menopause, it is not the only cause of these unwanted issues. In fact, an underactive or overactive thyroid gland may also be to blame. To better help…

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The Thyroid Series: What to Expect After the Delivery

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For the first few weeks postpartum, new mothers exist in a fog of euphoria and exhaustion. But what happens to women when the euphoria wears off, but the exhaustion remains? Is that just the “baby blues” or is something else at play? Postpartum depression is a real thing that affects thousands of women every year,…

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Is Hormonal or Non-Hormonal Birth Control Right for You?

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As technology advances, there is an increased number of birth control options available. In general, these options fall into two basic categories: hormonal and non-hormonal birth control. Some birth control methods use hormones as a very effective contraceptive method. However, some believe that birth control without hormones may be safer. In this guide, we will…

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