CategoryWomens Health

How to Use a Tampon (No Applicator)

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Tampons can be quite daunting the first time you use them and particularly compared to pads and other external solutions. However despite the fact that you need to put something inside which might feel odd at first, they are very much worth getting to grips with as they can greatly help you to carry on doing the things you enjoy when you’re on your period and are ideal for things like...

Rib Pain in the Course of Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is an exciting and almost magical time, and a time filled with hope, excitement and expectation. However what many people forget to mention is that it’s also a time of discomfort, severe nerves and multiple problems and complications. Countless changes occur to the body that vary from person to person, and each one can be painful and unsettling as well as a potential cause for...

Babymoon 101 and Babymoon Ideas

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To the uninitiated, a ‘babymoon’ is the term used to describe the time a couple take to enjoy one last romantic holiday before the birth of their first child. This is the time to chill out and relax before your nights are broken by crying babies and endless night feeds. This is the last time that you are going to ever go anywhere as just a couple, from here on in all of your vacations will be...

Mood Swings in Women – Causes and Solutions

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Out of the two sexes, it is rarely men who are accused of having unpredictable moods; whether fairly or not, it is the fairer sex who is most often described as having moods that change like the tide and that can be unpredictable and sometimes vengeful. But what is the cause of this? What’s normal? And if you or someone you know is having mood swings then what can you do to help? Causes of...

Causes of Low Libido in Women and How to Combat It

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Low libido is a problem that often doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. There are several reasons for this. One is that we generally don’t like the idea of talking about our sex lives and that even includes speaking about it with our doctors. Another is that libido is psychosomatic – meaning in other words that it is at least to some degree controlled by the brain. This makes it all too...

Treating Fibroids – Foods That May Shrink Fibroids

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Fibroids, also known as ‘uterine fibroids’, are a relatively common form of benign (meaning non-cancerous) tumours in women that form on the smooth muscle tissue (myometrium) of the uterus. Often these are multiple in number, and though they are usually harmless they may cause a number of unpleasant symptoms when they progress, including: Heavy/painful periods Urinary frequency or retention...

Polycystic Ovaries Symptoms and Treatments

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition affecting the ovaries. PCOS is believed to be very common and to affect millions of women and possibly up to one in five. It can also vary significantly in severity with a variety of effects. As many as half of affected women experience PCOS with no symptoms whatsoever. What Is Polycystic Ovaries? PCOS causes cysts to develop on the ovaries, which...

What Is a Pregnancy Pillow?

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A pregnancy cushion is cushion/pillow that is designed for use by pregnant women. The general idea is that it can help pregnant women to feel more comfortable in bed, thus enabling them to get more sleep. And rest assured, you’re going to need all the sleep you can get! In fact, this is one of the most important things to consider when you’re a new parent: you will be exhausted going in to...

Swimming During Pregnancy

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Swimming is a big feature in many prenatal classes and has many benefits for those going through pregnancy. However a recent scare has brought the wrong kind of attention to swimming during pregnancy and caused quite a stir by suggesting that it may actually be a harmful activity that could damage the health of the unborn baby. Here we will look at the research and address the problems that...

Preconception Planning Guide

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So you’ve decided to have a baby! You will probably already be thinking about names, what to dress your baby in, the things you will be doing with them, what schools to send them to, what careers they will have. And that is before you are even pregnant! If you do decide to try to get pregnant, there are a few things you should do to make it happen, besides the obvious of intercourse of course...

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