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Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?

Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?
This is generally a simple answer in most situations. Fortunately for you, this answer is short but does require some contextual qualification. The health of your teeth and mouth is still a vital part of your overall well-being, and your well-being is paramount even more when you are pregnant and caring for a little one. So what we should do, as a public service, is address this question in various contexts. We can say that in general, however, the answer to the question is yes, with caveats. Scheduled Cleaning: Do I Cancel? If you are pregnant and you have a regularly-scheduled cleaning ......
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Mom Pediatrician with Triplets Shares How She Finds Work/Life Balance

Mom Pediatrician with Triplets Shares How She Finds Work/Life Balance
Loan Kline and her husband are both physicians. They also have triplets, three boys who are five years old. With such a big job at home and at the office – Loan knew she would have to choose her childcare provider very carefully.       “Like every full time working mother, I face the same challenges as all mothers do- how to get it all done? The cooking, the cleaning, the laundry, the baths, the lunches, the school drop offs/pick ups, the volunteering, the homework, and being present “in the moment” for your child.” “On top of that, I have to worry abou......
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What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?

What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?
Throughout the pregnancy stage, it is essential for soon-to-be mothers to take extra precaution and change their lifestyle habits in order to ensure that their baby gets all the necessary nutrients to develop healthily. On the 31st week of pregnancy, pregnant women have just crossed the threshold into the third trimester. If pregnancy is a marathon, this is the final stretch. This is the final countdown towards the baby’s due date. At this stage, pregnant women continue to experience various changes in their bodies. As the baby increases its growth rate in anticipation of being introduced to......
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How to Improve your Dull Complexion After Pregnancy?

How to Improve your Dull Complexion After Pregnancy?
Women experience dull complexion on their skin as one of the effects of post-pregnancy hormones. Such post-pregnancy hormones change the once glowing complexion in women to blotchy veins and ravaged skin. These dark patches on the skin appear due to high levels of pregnancy hormones in the body. The dark brown spots are a common occurrence in people with light skin. The change in the pigmentation on the woman’s face is called chloasma or melasma. On the other hand, the dark line which runs down the woman’s belly is called the linea nigra. These dark patches fade away with time after pregnancy ......
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