Sep 6, 2011
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What Are the Different Types of Assisted Reproduct...

What Are the Different Types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies?

Assisted reproductive technologies are meant for helping couples in overcoming the infertility challenges. But, still there are certain infertility issues that cannot be reversed using assisted reproductive technologies. The success rate of the assisted reproductive technologies is around 37% in women below 35 years of age; as women reach their 40s, the success rate drops by 11%. Below we have discussed about the four types of assisted reproductive techniques in practice currently. 1) In vitro fertilization : This is probably the most widely used technique for inducing assisted reproduction. During this procedure, the doctor harvests eggs within the woman’s body by offering her medications for promoting ovulation. The ovulation drugs increase the egg production by a  [...]

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Aug 30, 2011
Posted in Contraception
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Herbs That Can React with Birth Control Pills

Herbs That Can React with Birth Control Pills

The following herbs can react with birth control pills and make them partially or completely ineffective. Chasteberry: Consuming chasteberry while on contraceptive pills might result in unintended pregnancy. The other name for this herb is vitex. The ingredients of vitex might affect the FSH and LH levels in a woman’s body, which in turn increase the production of progesterone. Excess production of progesterone makes women more fertile by encouraging ovulation. The other feature of chasteberry that might decrease the effects of contraceptive pills is its ability of working as phytoestrogen; phytoestrogens are compounds that act in the same way as estrogen. Dong quai: The scientific name of ding quai is Angelica sinensis. This herb belongs to the family of celery. Dong  [...]

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Aug 23, 2011
Posted in Miscarriage

Heparin for Women Experiencing Recur...

Heparin for Women Experiencing Recurrent Miscarriage

Women experiencing recurrent miscarriage (3 or more successive miscarriages) are often treated with heparin therapy. Heparin is a blood thinning agent; it works by preventing blood clotting occurring due to antiphospholipid syndrome or other variations of thrombophilias. Antiphospholipid syndrome is basically an autoimmune disease affecting around 5% of pregnant ladies. This medical condition is known to cause 10-20% of the recurrent miscarriages. The cases of miscarriage from antiphospholipid  [...]

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Aug 9, 2011
Posted in Young Baby

Dealing with Milk Rash and Milk Alle...

Dealing with Milk Rash and Milk Allergy in Babies

Milk rash in babies can be defined as red and spotty facial rashes that mainly appear during the initial few months of the baby’s life. In majority of the cases, these rashes subside without any major medical intervention. Often doctors use the term ‘milia’ to describe milk rashes in babies. The more precise definition of milia is small and white colored bumps on the skin of the baby that resemble the appearance of pimples significantly. Milias are generally harmless and mostly appear on  [...]

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Jul 26, 2011
Posted in Activity

How Do Babies Learn Walking?

How Do Babies Learn Walking?

Generally babies start walking before completing one year of age. However, the process of learning how to walk starts much before the baby completes her first year on earth. Below we have discussed the steps the baby goes through while learning the actual process of walking: 1. Learning to support the head: This occurs within a few days or a week after the baby is born and is the first step taken by the baby to get her body ready for walking. When you will start putting the baby on the tummy,  [...]

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Jul 21, 2011
Posted in Parenting

What Are the Different Parenting Sty...

What Are the Different Parenting Styles?

The style of parenting varies from one family to the other; there are also families, in which different style of parenting is practiced by different members. The three basic parenting styles are: 1. Authoritative: This form of parenting is kind, loving and firm in nature. Parents following authoritative parenting pattern set certain boundaries for their children and expect them to stay within those restrictions. These parents never act too strictly or never become extremely indulgent; this is  [...]

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Jul 5, 2011
Posted in Child Health

Child Health: How to Increase Your C...

Child Health: How to Increase Your Child’s Appetite

Are you having a tough time feeding your child? Majority of the mothers have to go through similar phases. They take their child to the doctors, give them medicines a prescribed by the doctor and still fail to increase the appetite of the kids. Bringing in some simple changes in the eating habit and lifestyle of the little ones might increase their appetite. Below we have presented some tips that may help you in increasing your kid’s appetite. The meals must be taken on regular  [...]

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Jun 28, 2011
Posted in Pediatrics

Why Is the Baby Walking Late?

Why Is the Baby Walking Late?

One of the milestones of parenthood is when the parent sees their little one taking their first steps. The usual age when a child starts working is between nine and eighteen months; statistics suggest than around 50% of the infants start walking before they reach the age of 1 year. However, in some cases the baby even after attaining the walking age does not show any sign of striking out his or her own feet. This becomes a major cause of concern for the parents. Below we have discussed the  [...]

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Jun 21, 2011
Posted in Miscarriage

Knowing the Common Signs of Miscarri...

Knowing the Common Signs of Miscarriage

Impending miscarriages generally come with a number of distinct symptoms. This article will inform you about the most common signs of a miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding: Spotting or bleeding is often the first sign informing you that you may have had a miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding may also occur due to other not so scary reasons like cervical irritations. Whatever may be the case, if you experience vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, you should report it to the physician and get yourself examined  [...]

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Jun 14, 2011
Posted in News

Health and Safety Tips on National F...

Health and Safety Tips on National Fireworks Safety Month This June

Though fire crackers are a fun-filled & enthralling way of celebrating our country’s freedom, it could additionally be injurious or also lethal when proper usage isn’t followed. Annually, over sixty-five per cent of all fire crackers- linked injury cases are reported in July. From these, over fifty percent of these arise in the finger, hand & eye areas with the commonest brands causing injuries being bottle rocket, fountain, sparkler, firecracker, candle whose use are legit in  [...]

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