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The Messy Truth About Sex After Kids

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 3:31 PM

1. It might hurt. 

How common is pain during sex after childbirth? So, so common. One study found that nearly 9 out of 10 women experienced pain the first time they had intercourse following birth -- whether it was weeks or months later. And almost...

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5 cosas que no deberías decir a los padres de un bebé prematuro

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 7:54 AM

Los partos prematuros son algo muy normal —la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) estima que cada año nacen unos 15 millones de niños prematuro— aunque a la vez es imposible que la gente lo entienda completamente a no ser que hayan tenido que pasar por ello. Esto...

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5 λόγοι που τα πρόωρα μωρά μας εμπνέουν

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 6:58 AM

Όταν κανείς αναφέρεται σε μωρά που έχουν γεννηθεί πρόωρα το κλίμα μπορεί να γίνει εύκολα έντονα συγκινησιακό. Οι γιατροί και οι ερευνητές έχουν προσπαθήσει πολλές φορές να κατανοήσουν πλήρως τις αιτίες που μπορεί να οδηγήσουν σε πρόωρο τοκετό και τι μπορεί να γίνει για να αποφευχθεί.

Συχνά, όμως, ξεχνάμε πόσα...

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(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 12:59 AM


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Αυτά είναι τα ψέματα που πρέπει να σταματήσουν να πιστεύουν οι γυναίκες για το σώμα τους

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Μία είναι η αλήθεια. Το σώμα σας είναι φανταστικό και εσείς πρέπει να το φροντίζετε και να το αγαπάτε.

1. Το σώμα σας πρέπει να είναι κάπως συγκεκριμένο για να μπορείς να βάλεις μπικίνι. Έχεις σώμα; Έχεις στη ντουλάπα σου μπικίνι; Συγχαρητήρια, μπορείς να βάλεις κι εσύ μπικίνι.

2. Το...

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8 Invaluable Pieces Of Advice From NICU Nurses

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 10:48 AM

Ask any parent who's had a preemie in the neonatal intensive care about their experience, and they'll no doubt say something along the lines of "... but the nurses ... they were incredible." Because NICU nurses are, indeed, incredible. They dedicate their lives to supporting the most medically...

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3 Reasons Why Reproductive Rights Are Absolutely An Economic Issue

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 9:25 AM

Economic policy was the focus of the fourth Republican debate Tuesday night, but noticeably absent from the conversation was any substantive discussion of women's healthcare.

Providing women with affordable contraception and access to safe, legal abortion is absolutely an economic concern -- and the economy, as...

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Ein Fremder stellte einer Mutter eine unangebrachte Frage - das ist ihre Antwort

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 6:40 PM

Seit ich vor acht Monaten mein erstes Baby zur Welt gebracht habe, muss ich viele Fragen beantworten, auf die ich mich bereits vorher schon eingestellt hatte.

„Schläft er nachts durch?" (Fast.)

„Wem sieht er ähnlicher?" (Seinem Vater.)

„Kann er sich umdrehen/sprechen/krabbeln?" (Ja, ja und Gott, steh uns bei, ja.)


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Unfassbar, dass mir diese Frage als frischgebackene Mama gestellt wurde

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 4:31 PM

Seit ich vor 8 Monaten mein erstes Baby zur Welt gebracht habe, muss ich viele Fragen beantworten, auf die ich mich bereits vorher schon eingestellt hatte.

„Schläft er nachts durch?" (Fast.)

„Wem schaut er ähnlicher?" (Seinem Vater.)

„Kann er sich umdrehen/sprechen/krabbeln?" (Ja, ja und Gott, steh uns bei, ja.)


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10 Lies Women Need To Stop Believing About Their Bodies

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 11:01 AM

1. Your body needs to look a certain way to be "bikini-ready." Do you have a body? Are you in possession of a bikini? Congratulations. You are bikini-ready.

2. Your body shouldn't produce discharge. The notion that a woman's lady bits should be 100-percent dry and pristine...

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5 Things Never To Say To Parents Of Preemies (And What To Say Instead)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 3:55 PM

Preterm birth is one of those things that is surprisingly common (the March of Dimes estimates that 9.6 percent of babies born in the United States are born before 37 weeks, which is the cut-off used to define prematurity), and yet impossible for most people to...

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The Question I Can't Believe I've Been Asked as a New Mom

(41) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 2:09 PM

Since I gave birth to my first baby eight months ago, I have been asked -- and I've answered -- many questions I expected would come my way.

"Is he sleeping through the night?" (Almost.)

"Who does he look more like?" (His dad.)

"Is he rolling over/talking/crawling?" (Yes, yes and...

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11 διάσημες γυναίκες υπερασπίζονται το δικαίωμα στον οργασμό

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 7:13 AM

Πολλοί είναι εκείνοι που αντιμετωπίζουν τον γυναικείο οργασμό ως ένα άλυτο μυστήριο. Η πραγματικότητα είναι ότι οι γυναίκες είναι λιγότερο πιθανό να έρθουν σε οργασμό σε σχέση με τους άντρες στις περισσότερες σεξουαλικές επαφές. Οι λόγοι που συμβαίνει κάτι τέτοιο είναι πολλοί και πολύπλοκοι, αλλά αυτό που δεν μπορεί να...

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11 Famous Women Who Stand Up For Your Right To Orgasm

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 3:35 PM

When it comes to heterosexual sex, the orgasm gap is real and it is significant. Women are far less likely than men to say they orgasmed in their most recent sexual encounter, and the picture is especially bleak when it comes to casual hook-ups. The...

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Do We Finally Have A Better Way To Predict Due Dates?

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 12:44 PM

There's a reason why doctors and midwives regularly emphasize the "estimated" aspect of the due dates they give their pregnant patients, and that's because it is hardly an exact science. 

In fact, only 5 percent of women actually deliver on their estimated due dates.


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Let's Clear Up The Vagina vs. Vulva Debate Once And For All

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 12:35 PM

One of the most consistent corrections HuffPost Women gets comes any time one of our writers uses the word "vagina" to refer to a woman's entire genital area, as opposed to the more anatomically accurate "vulva."

Look, we get it. There is a difference between the vagina...

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The Impact Breastfeeding Struggles Can Have On Mothers' Mental Health

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 3:02 PM

The gulf between women's breastfeeding hopes and their actual experiences can be wide and full of disappointment. In 2011, for example, nearly 80 percent of mothers in the United States started out breastfeeding their newborns, but six months out, just 50 percent of them continued, for...

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Meet The Midwife Starting The First Native American Birth Center

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 3:31 PM

When New Mexico-based midwife Nicolle Gonzales helps Native American women deliver their babies, she finds many turn to traditional ceremonial practices that have existed for thousands of years.

But she finds they only perform them in the privacy of their own homes, not in the hospital, in...

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The Incredible Benefits Of Simply Holding Your Baby Close

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 1:47 PM

Anyone who has ever snuggled up with a newborn knows how delicious it can be. That sweet smell. That soft, soft skin. Just writing about it makes me physically yearn for another baby, and I was up at 1 and 3 a.m., cursing my 8-month-old for...

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What The Emotional Journey Of Weaning A Baby Is Really Like

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 11:57 AM

There's a lot of information available to mothers about how to start breastfeeding and support it, but relatively little about what happens when it's time -- for one reason or another -- for it to end.

But for many...

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