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Kegels After Childbirth? Ask a Pelvic Physical Therapist!

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Do you have questions about Kegel exercises after childbirth?  You are not alone.  Most women have heard they should be doing “Kegel” exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, especially after having a baby in order to reduce urinary leakage and pelvic organ prolapse risks.  However, more often than not, the instructions given by the OB/GYN or childbirth educators are too vague or not specific enough to treat the real problem, and some people should not do Kegel exercises.  If you have pelvic pain, exercising might be making the pain worse.  Seeing a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvis […]

Janet Museveni: Parents to blame for teens getting pregnant during lockdown

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Minister of Education Janet Museveni has said that government should not be blamed for children who are getting pregnant at home, saying that this should be parents’ responsibility. The minister said that if parents have abandoned their roles of making sure that their children are safe at home, then this should never be blamed on government. Janet Museveni made these remarks while addressing the press at the Nakasero State House on Friday. “Parents must also rise up and play their own role, because it is a shame. How can we really make schools the safe haven for children who have […]

Human Beings Childbirth Education and Coaching Programs

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Linda Reynes R.N., BSN, has  helped thousands of couples get ready for childbirth over the past 40 years. As a Lamaze Certified  Childbirth Educator, Labor and Delivery Nurse, and mother of 4 she has the experience and wisdom to help you with your journey. Her passion is to teach you, coach you, and help get you ready for your special day as you bring your baby into the world. You may be anxious now but with knowledge and support we can help you feel confident and truly prepared. This content was originally published here.

Redditor Sparks Drama By Revealing Their Friend’s Plan To Get Pregnant Behind Her Boyfriend’s Back

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There are some lines you just don’t cross with close friends—like interfering with relationships. But that is what Redditor xenofection had to do after no longer being able to turn a blind eye to their friend’s deceptive plot against her boyfriend (bf). They visited the “Am I the A**hole” (AITA) subReddit after a huge fallout and asked: “AITA for telling a friend’s bf her intentions of getting pregnant?” The Original Poster (OP) discussed the prosperous beginnings of “Ashely” and “Chris’s” relationship. “A couple years ago, a close friend, Ashley, started a long-distance relationship with a guy, Chris. He has been […]

U.S. Senate Committee Proposes $50 Million to Prevent Mothers Dying in Childbirth

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by Nina Martin Tackling an issue that Congress has largely ignored for decades, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to request $50 million in new funding for programs aimed at reducing the comparatively high U.S. rate of women who die in pregnancy or childbirth. More than three-quarters of the proposed funding — $38 million — would go to the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau to expand life-saving, evidence-based programs at hospitals and increase access to the Healthy Start program for new mothers and babies. The remaining $12 million would go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Halsey, 26, says they were made to feel ‘shame’ about getting pregnant while unmarried | Daily Mail Online

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‘I was treated like a teen mom’: Halsey, 26, says they were made to feel ‘shame’ about getting pregnant while unmarried – revealing magazines wouldn’t put them on covers because they had a baby bump Halsey has opened up about announcing their pregnancy at the height of their career, saying they were ‘treated like a teen mom’ and made to feel ‘shame’ because they are young and unwed.  The singer, who welcomed their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, with their boyfriend Alev Aydin last month, spoke candidly about their road to parenthood in an interview with Zane Lowe on New Music Daily […]

Mum-of-four could lose her thumb after fake nails left her with infection ‘more painful than childbirth’

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A MUM has been left fearing she could lose her thumb after her nail became infected after a visit to a salon. Lowri-Anne Wilson said the pain was worse than childbirth, with the 31-year-old left with “pulsing pain” on her left hand after having fake nails put on. Lowri-Anne Wilson said her thumb had become infected after visiting a nail salon The 31-year-old said she had gone to hospital but was told that the salon would have to remove the nail. But she claimed the salon refused, sending her back to hospital. The mother-of four said: “I had an x-ray […]

Woman told to ‘get pregnant’ or ‘have a hysterectomy’ during seven-year endometriosis diagnosis battle – Daily Record

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Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice A brave young mum who faced a seven-year battle to be diagnosed with endometriosis has opened up about her struggles in a bid to raise awareness of the condition. […]

Tributes for beaming Melbourne mum who died during childbirth | 7NEWS.com.au

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Just weeks ago, beaming expectant mum Rebecca Sargeant spoke of the future she planned to share with her fiance Dale Foster and their growing family. With their toddler son, a little girl on the way and four step-children, Ms Sargeant couldn’t have been happier. Watch the video above of the world’s tiniest surviving baby “I simply adore the both of you,” she said told him in an online post. “You are the best father to our babies. “I love you so much and can’t wait to continue our journey of love, happiness and family.” Died in childbirth But in an […]

Woman sues ex-husband for $250,000 for making her believe she could get pregnant through anal sex

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An Albuquerque woman is suing her husband for $250,000 after he made her believe for nine years that she could get pregnant by having anal sex. Annabelle Cummings, 38, suffers from a medical condition known as dyspareunia, a persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. The married couple was seeking an alternative way to conceive and Annabelle Cummings’s husband, Josh Cummings, reassured his wife that anal sex was less painful and made pregnancy possible. During a nine-year period, Annabelle Cummings spent an estimated $183,000 in fertility-boosting injections and hormones and had to mortgage her […]