If you are at average risk, do a breast self-exam every month, ideally starting at age 20. Follow up with a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years between ages 20 and 39, then every year starting at age 40.
Piercings and tattoos can be a way to express yourself, a way to remember an event or person, even a way to feel unique. Now that you're pregnant you may have questions. Do you need to remove your naval ring? What about tongue or genital piercings? Can you get a tattoo during pregnancy. Read more for answers to these and more questions about pregnancy, tattoos and piercings.
Dear Fitness Expert,
I have recently increased my exercise regime, and have noticed that my periods -- previously very regular -- have become more irregular (and just at the time when I would like to be able to predict ovulation!) I didn't think I was exercising excessively, but now wonder if there may be a link.
My doctor told me I had a chemical pregnancy. I wasn't sure what that meant and can it happen again? Is there a way to prevent it?
My cycle has been WAY off since I've been on birth control (which has been for a year). This last period started a week early and has lasted for a week and a half. I had intercourse at the end of this long period and right after it happened, my period completely stopped. This is very odd for me.
I know on the package of the pills, it says that the pills you take during your period have "inert" ingredients in them. I plan on starting a new pack in a couple of days.
The average mother is about 10 pounds heavier than a comparable woman without children. Moms tend to eat high-carb quick foods on the run, and mothers are at heightened risk for Type II diabetes - all of which are related.
Dear Fitness Expert,
The mother's apron! Good name for it! Ha! I call it a fanny pack! I so much want to get rid of this without surgery. Can anyone help? I had 2 c-sections, the last 7 years ago and I do lower abs from Denise Austins video, 3-5 times a week.
Sometimes a pregnant women may sense a funny taste in their mouth even when not eating. The medical term: "dysguesia" meaning an altered sense of taste, accounts for this difference in perception.
Is all your hair falling out? There is a myth that women are fully recovered from pregnancy and delivery just six weeks after a baby is born. In fact, hormonal and physiological changes are still occurring many months postpartum.