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10 mentiras sobre sus cuerpos que las mujeres tienen que dejar de creer

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 7:47 AM

1. Hay que hacer operación bikini para poder ponerse esta prenda.

¿Tienes un cuerpo? ¿También tienes un bikini? Enhorabuena, puedes ponerte uno.

2. Tu cuerpo no puede fabricar residuos.

La idea de que las partes íntimas de una mujer tienen que estar completamente limpias y secas...

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Regretter le prénom donné à son bébé

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 2:20 PM

Choisir un nom est une tâche délicate pour les futurs parents. Il y a tellement de choses à considérer: l’approbation de la famille, la signification, les surnoms potentiels et l’originalité. Vous passez donc des heures à penser, à chercher, puis, le jour venu, vous décidez. Je vous présente Rambo… Euh...

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What's The Big Deal With Nipple Shields?

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 3:26 PM

An interesting discussion cropped up on HuffPost Parents' Facebook page recently after we posted a piece on Kim Kardashian West's apparent love of nipple shields. Some comments called out possible disadvantages of the tool -- a thin, flexible silicon nipple women place over their own nipples while...

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Why The Simple Solution To Academic Success Might Be More Recess

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 10:37 AM

As schools look for more time to squeeze in math, reading and other academic subjects, a long-time cornerstone of elementary school life has taken a hit: recess. According to national estimates, first graders in U.S. public schools in 2005 averaged just under 28 minutes of recess...

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How Parents Can Minimize Newborns' Pain During Routine Medical Procedures

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 11:30 AM

For years, doctors and scientists believed infants' brains were not developed enough for them to feel pain, but science has since shown that is not true.

Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging health care providers to take steps to minimize the pain infants feel...

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Here's How Crazy It Was To Get An Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 3:42 PM

As state after state proposes restrictions that test the limits of Roe v. Wade, it can be difficult to remember this simple fact: 43 years ago today, the Supreme Court affirmed a woman's constitutional right to get an abortion in The United States. With that decision,...

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5 Myths About Birth Control After Baby, Debunked

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 3:48 PM

Once you grow a baby, deliver that baby, then spend what can feel like 400 hours a day feeding and changing him or her, sex is rarely at the top of your to-do list. But chances are that at some point after you get the all-clear from your...

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When You Regret The Name You Chose For Your Baby

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 3:34 PM

Choosing a name is one of expectant parents' trickiest tasks. There's so much to consider: family input, meaning, siblings, nickname potential and originality, which is -- an ever-growing concern for many modern parents who simply cannot get behind anything in the top 100. You brainstorm, you bargain and...

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The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride Of Pregnancy After Miscarriage

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 4:50 PM

Cheree Moore’s first pregnancy was textbook, easy even, so when she got pregnant again three years later, she expected much of the same. Intellectually she understood that pregnancy loss was a possibility, but she was healthy and getting good prenatal care. So she was stunned when she miscarried...

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Doctors May Be Telling Too Many Women 'You're Having A Big Baby'

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 2:21 PM

Late in pregnancy, some mothers-to-be are told they might be having a big baby, which makes many of them uneasy about what it means for their upcoming labor.

But a recent study published in the December issue of Maternal and Child Health Journal suggests...

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A Breastfeeding Deduction, And Other Tax Breaks For Parents

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 12:54 PM

Tax season is here. Again. To the great joy of just about no one. But if you're a parent, there is likely relief available to you in the form of deductions and credits you may not be aware of. Here are three to look into, or ask your...

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The Future Of C-Section Care Is Here -- And It's Way Better For Moms

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 4:31 PM

She lay on an operating table, in the throes of major abdominal surgery, but Jasmine Patel felt a sense of complete calm and focus the moment her baby girl was born. Her doctor Peter Gearhart, a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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10 Women Reveal What It’s Like To Have Sex For The First Time Post-Birth

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 11:42 AM

There isn't a lot of especially nuanced, honest information about the, ahem, ins and outs of what it's like for women to have sex for the first time after delivering a baby. And what is available generally hews to a stale, overly-simplified storyline -- namely, that new moms...

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14 Gifts For Wine Lovers... Because, Wine

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 11:30 AM

Wine is the best, and your friends are the best, and the best + the best = holiday gift magic. Here are 14 amazing finds for the wine lovers in your life -- because, in the immortal words of Johnny Depp's tattoo, wino(s) forever.

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Mom Who Lost Son At Sandy Hook: We Can't Accept Gun Violence As 'New Normal'

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 8:29 AM

Monday, December 14th, marks three years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For Nicole Hockley, it marks three years since she lost her youngest son, Dylan, a first grader she has described as "pure love," with captivating eyes and an infectious giggle who died...

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15 Times Famous Women Shut Down Sexist Bullsh*t In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 10:52 AM

Talking about sexism rarely wins women a lot of fans. Call out a dude for sending creepy messages on a professional networking site and you're a "feminazi." Write about feminism for a living and you're a "fat b*tch."

Which is why it's awesome, brave and necessary when famous...

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10 Health Findings From 2015 Every Parent Should Know About

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 4:07 PM

Parenting is as personal as it gets, and so much of it comes straight from the gut. You know your child best. And at the end of the day you have to make decisions about what's right for them using some unknowable combination of instinct, experience and trusted personal advice. 

But that doesn't mean that the world of science doesn't have a lot to offer caregivers, especially when it comes to understanding and promoting their children's health. With that in mind, here, in no particular order, are 10 of the most interesting health studies from the past year that every parent should read. You're the expert, but science can help.


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ADHD Rates Rising, Particularly Among Girls

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2015 | 10:16 AM

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder among children in the United States -- and a new analysis suggests that diagnoses are on the rise. 

Between 2003 and 2011, the prevalence of ADHD diagnoses jumped by 43 percent among children...

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24 Times Sexism Was Very, Very Real In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 9:43 AM

There were a lot of truly great moments for women in 2015. Hilary Clinton announced a run for president. The U.S. soccer team shattered ratings records. Women courageously spoke up about their abortions. ADELE CAME BACK TO US!

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Ces femmes qui ont une peur pathologique d'accoucher

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 9:07 AM

Pendant qu’Amy Redfern était enceinte de son premier enfant, aujourd’hui une petite fille de trois ans et demi, elle n’était pas du tout nerveuse à l’idée d’accoucher.

Comme le bébé était positionné de côté dans l’utérus d’Amy, il a été décidé que la naissance aurait lieu par césarienne planifiée,...

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