Health

9 Ways To Deal With Constant Braxton Hicks, According To Experts

The last few weeks of my pregnancies felt like they lasted approximately 370 months. And my near-constant Braxton Hicks contractions? Yeah, those didn't help. For the uninitiated, "Braxton Hicks" is the official name for the “practice contractions”…
By Steph Montgomery

Cases Of AFM, The Polio-Like Illness, Has Hit A Record High, CDC Says

Perhaps the only thing more concerning about the rise of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like illness that primarily affects children, is that there is still so much that isn't actually known about the disease. And now, it seems like 2018 has…
By Alana Romain

7 Surprising Times You Should Skip The Gym

If you're on the fence about hitting to the gym today, don't blame laziness. There are some legitimate and surprising times you should skip the gym for your own well-being. Sometimes a rest day is the best choice for your body and brain. For the…
By Lindsay E. Mack

These Are The Statistically Most Common Household Injuries For Babies

From the moment parents first set eyes on their baby, they’ll do pretty much anything within their power to protect their little one from harm. Sooner or later, though — and especially when that child starts becoming mobile — bumps and bruises are…
By Michelle Stein

Gabrielle Union Isn't Sorry For Making Everyone Get Vaccinated Before Meeting Her Baby

If you followed Gabrielle Union's difficult fertility journey over the years, then you probably understand why she was ecstatic to welcome her daughter, Kaavia, into the world via surrogate in November. Now the new mom is taking the proper steps to…
By Gillian Walters

You Shouldn't Eat Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season, According To The CDC

Ah, it's that time of year again — a time for baking delicious foods and desserts, gathering with family and friends, opening presents, and then gorging on a satisfying calorie-bomb of a meal. As parents set out to bake holiday treats with their…
By Michelle Stein

Kids With Regular Bedtimes May Be Healthier As Teens, According To New Research

Getting kids to sleep can be an event all by itself and, sometimes, the temptation to let them run around until they drop is strong. But not only do bedtimes mean parents can look forward to an expected break, it has real benefits for kids, too.…
By Vanessa Taylor

Kim Kardashian Sent Baby Chicago To Cleveland For This Relatable Reason

As a mom of four kids I can tell you there's no worse dilemma than all of them getting sick at the same time. I don't care how much money you have or who you are or what your situation in life might be, you are never more aware of having more…
By Jen McGuire

Amy Schumer Posted Another Puking Video, & Those Who've Had HG Will Get It

If you follow Amy Schumer on Instagram, then you're probably well aware the funny actress is expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer. It's also highly likely that you've picked up on the fact that Schumer has been having a rough time…
By Michelle Stein

8 Surprising Things That Happen To Your Body When You Chew Gum

For many years, I gnawed through about a pack of gum every day, until my dentist basically begged me to stop. Why? Those super-strong jaw muscles cracked a fresh dental implant, costing me serious time and cash. And I'm not the only person to face…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Unvaccinated Kids Will Be Banned From Some NYC Schools Amid Measles Outbreak

Starting Friday, Dec. 7, the New York City Department of Health is requiring unvaccinated students to stay home from some schools due to the recent measles outbreak, according to NBC New York. The regulation affects certain Jewish schools in the…
By Gillian Walters

7 Surprising Times You Shouldn't Eat Vegetables

Although a big salad or green smoothie might feel like the healthiest meal of all time, there are a few instances in which veggies aren't your best friend. In fact, the surprising times you shouldn't eat vegetables might come as news to even the…
By Lindsay E. Mack

7 Weird Ways Anxiety Can Show Up In Your Body

I was a senior in high school the first time I had an anxiety attack, and I rushed to the school nurse. "I think I'm having a heart attack," I told her. Of course, after a minute or two with me, she figured out what was really going on. My racing…
By Caroline Hogeveen

PTSD Helps Parents Keep Their Medically Fragile Children Alive — But At What Cost?

“One of the big things that still gets me is that I had to do chest compressions on my own child.” Meghan Shuttleworth’s voice is surprisingly steady as she says this to me. She continues, “I have to do CPR training for work, which I just did a few…
By Hillary Savoie

"Esmé Would Stop Breathing, And I Was Calm"

Sometimes I wonder a bit if the PTSD actually originally stemmed from my daughter’s birth, from the whiplash of those few moments of holding her before everything spiraled out of control, from having to discharge myself six hours after her birth,…
By Hillary Savoie

"We Don't Want To Talk About What's Uncomfortable, So We're Left Feeling Alone."

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

"A Lot Can Happen In 10 Minutes When You Have A Medically Fragile Child"

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

"I Had To Do Chest Compressions On My Own Child"

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

"I Have Flashbacks Of Her Turning Purple"

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

"During Seizures, You Cannot Do Anything For Them"

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

Baby Born Through A Deceased Donor's Uterus Marks An Amazing Medical First

Everyone has heard of the term "medical miracle," and although it can sometimes be thrown around loosely, this is one story that's definitely deserving of the title. In Brazil, a baby born through a deceased donor's uterus marks an amazing medical…
By Vanessa Taylor