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How Injury in the Brain during Birth Leads to Cerebral Palsy in Babies

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 Robinson Ks (February 22, 2012)  Cerebral palsy is a brain disorder that is caused by brain injury or brain damage either during pregnancy, birth or after birth. People suffering from this disorder lack muscle control especially around the limbs. Cerebral palsy is also marked by the lack of body movement. However, it is not a life threatening disease. Up to 10 to 15 percent of the cases of cerebral palsy occur during .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How to Identify New Causes and Risk Factors For Cerebral Palsy

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 Robinson Ks (November 14, 2011)  Every expectant mother desires to give birth to a healthy baby, there are just times when things go horribly wrong, and parents wished that they have taken more time to find out how best they could have avoided the whole thing. One of the best ways to identify the new causes and the risk factors for cerebral palsy (also known as CP) is to ensure that you read any material on the topic. . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How to Improve Feeding Issue in Kids with Cerebral Palsy

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 Robinson Ks (August 16, 2011)  To explore the details about how parents can improve the feeding issues usually associated in kids with cerebral palsy, some important aspects related to this condition must be understood first. It is common for children with cerebral palsy to have problems when eating or drinking by themselves. These problems may range from having minor difficulties in coordinating oral movements that .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Get Pregnant With Pregnancy Miracle

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 Justin Pearl (February 26, 2011)  For most couples, having a child is great exciting experience who want to build a stronger relationship. But this excitement turns to anxiety when you think about the complications of having a child from pregnancy through birth. There is a kind of woman who gets pregnant easily without any complication. There are also different types of women who are desperately trying to get pregnant .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Tips To Get Pregnant

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 Justin Pearl (February 20, 2011)  Many women try to get pregnant and after two or three attempts to give up the idea of becoming pregnant. There are also many women after miscarriage problem giving up the idea of becoming a mother. However, for all women who wish to become pregnant and mother of a sweet baby, you should think about the fact that it's not too late for you now. You can try again and succeed this time. If . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Learn How to Get Pregnant

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 Justin Pearl (February 17, 2011)  Many couples face fertility problem and have been finding ways to learn to become pregnant. However, pregnancy is a natural process that happens that you get when you follow some important steps. Are you one of those couples who want to learn to get pregnant, you're reading the right article because it gives an idea of the important steps that must follow to get pregnant and have a safe . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How to Get Pregnant Fast

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 Justin Pearl (February 17, 2011)  Creating a baby can be a joyous occasion. At the time you start trying is paying more attention to pedestrians passing, little blue booties to the sounds of laughter and babies in the supermarket . . . but after a while, when the candles burn romance and excitement of trying to partner has lost its luster many are discouraged. There are many contributors to a difficult concept. Some .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How do I Get Pregnant?

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 Justin Pearl (February 17, 2011)  How I can get pregnant? “It's a reason that many women are doing in all corners of the globe. The piercing cry of despair is especially relevant in these times as infertility in men and women is increasing rapidly. The idea that a woman will not be able to hold a baby in her arms would be devastating to many who have dreamed of being a mother since they were girls. Knowing that .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Getting to Know the Pill

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 Sharon A Bell (July 19, 2008)  Of all the contraceptive methods we've discussed in this series, none is more effective and more controversial than the pill. Next to the condom, the pill is perhaps the most misunderstood contraceptive in the market. But that hasn't stopped it from being the most popular at the same time. In America, over 13 million or one out of four women below 45 regularly uses the pill. Worldwide, . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Does the Pill Cause Cancer?

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 Sharon A Bell (July 19, 2008)  Like other drugs, the modern birth control pill is not entirely free of side effects. Weight gain, nausea and vomiting have been reported. So have irregular bleeding and a feeling of fullness in the breasts and pelvis. "Although the convenience of the pill is obvious from the start, soon its problems may also be evident. Many women suffer from headaches, bloating, nausea, irregular .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Are Hormonal Implants Effective?

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 Sharon A Bell (July 19, 2008)  The history of contraception reached a new high with the development of hormonal implants. One popular brand is Norplant which is more effective than the pill and has other advantages as well. There is no need to take any medication daily or use any physical device. What's more, Norplant is effective for five years from the time it is used which makes it a worry-free method. How does .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Sterilization For Birth Control?

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 Sharon A Bell (July 19, 2008)  Sterilization as a means of contraception was practiced for a long time. After learning that castrating animals prevented pregnancy, early Chinese doctors did the same thing to men and were successful in their attempts. By 1200 B. C. , castration was performed on servants of the emperor. The Assyrians and Babylonians also castrated slaves which they kept in their homes. Most of the .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

A Close Look at Condoms

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  The condom has a colorful history. Cave paintings show that it was used during prehistoric times. Historians have no idea what the early condoms were made of but the ancient Romans made theirs from the guts and bladders of animals. In addition to being elastic, animal cecum had a fineness and strength which made it an excellent sheath. Surprisingly, condoms were not considered a .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Can You Trust Condoms?

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  Condoms come in a variety of styles and colors. Some have a reservoir tip to catch semen while others - the so-called “ticklers" - have rubber projections which supposedly increase vaginal stimulation. There are colorless, transparent and brightly colored condoms. But all of them are used the same way. Before intercourse, the condom is rolled onto the erect penis to prevent sperm . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How to Use a Condom

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  Another safety measure condom manufacturers must meet is the airburst test. Here, the condom is inflated until it bursts. By doing this, researchers can measure how much pressure and volume of air it can withstand before breaking. The airburst test is routinely done in Canada, Australia and in several European countries. In general, condoms should be able to withstand a minimum volume .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How Condoms Prevent HIVs

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  How does a condom prevent AIDS? Examined under a microscope, the surface of a latex condom has no pores. Even when stretched, it remains pore-free. Because of this, even the tiniest of microorganisms such as the HIV (which is between 0.09 and 0.13 microns) cannot pass through it. Laboratory experiments have shown that the latex condom can block germs less than one-fiftieth the size of .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Caring For Condoms

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  How long do condoms last? Packaged condoms have a shelf life of about two years. Stored properly, they can last up to five years. To make sure you're getting a “fresh" one, check the manufacturing date before buying one. Watch your fingernails as you open the packet gently; they might tear the condom even before you use it. If the condom shows any signs of deterioration, discard . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How IUDs Work

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  Improvements in materials and design eventually led to the intrauterine device's (IUD) acceptance as a contraceptive measure. For years, it was recognized as a safe and effective device with peak sales in the United States between 1965 and 1973. But all that changed in 1976 when the Dalkon Shield, one type of IUD, was removed from the U. S. market following the deaths of 17 women who .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Problems With IUDs

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  What makes the intrauterine device (IUD) a convenient contraceptive? Aside from being highly effective when used properly, this device does not interrupt intercourse and has long-lasting contraceptive effects. "For the woman who can use an IUD, the advantages are great because she does not have to worry about contraception each day. The effectiveness rate is high, with only about a .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Natural Family Planning Methods

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  Natural Family Planning methods (NFP) are variations of the rhythm method. This covers techniques used to determine a woman's fertile and infertile periods within her menstrual cycles. This is done by knowing when ovulation (the release of an egg from one of the woman's ovaries each month) takes place and abstaining from intercourse during a woman's fertile days. Fertility is known by .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

The Billings Birth Control Method

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 Sharon A Bell (July 17, 2008)  The Billings or mucus inspection method was named after John and Evelyn Billings - two Australian doctors who developed the method in 1953. It is based on the examination of the vaginal and cervical mucus which change as hormone levels vary during the course of the woman's menstrual cycle. Each morning, the woman is obliged to inspect the mucus for changes that may indicate fertility. .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

10 Good Reasons to Chart Your Monthly Cycles

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 Ardis Henson (July 13, 2008)  The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) typically involves keeping track of your daily basal body temperature and cervical mucus consistency, and can include monitoring cervical position and other possible signs of fertility. It is most often thought of as a way to help achieve or avoid pregnancy, but there are actually many benefits that all women of childbearing age can experience. Some .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Contraceptives Tablets and Sponges

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 Sharon A Bell (July 12, 2008)  Spermicides are contraceptive tablets or suppositories that are placed in the vagina prior to intercourse. These substances are activated by vaginal secretions and kill sperm to prevent pregnancy. Used alone, spermicides are not an effective birth control method - the reason why they are usually combined with other barrier methods of contraception such as diaphragms, condoms, cervical .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

How Effective is the Withdrawal Method?

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 Sharon A Bell (July 12, 2008)  The withdrawal method, also known as coitus interruptus or onanism, is the oldest method of birth control. It got its name from Onan whose story is told in Genesis 38:8-10. In that story, Judah told Onan to marry his brother's wife and have sex with her. Knowing that the child would not be his, Onan withdrew his penis just before he ejaculated and spilled his semen on the ground. This .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Can Breastfeeding Prevent Pregnancy?

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 Sharon A Bell (July 12, 2008)  Thinking of using the withdrawal method as a means of birth control? Think again for this method is unreliable and risky as I pointed out in my previous article. Even if the man withdraws on time, he must make sure that every drop of semen is far away from the vagina as possible. That's because a few drops of semen contain thousands of sperm. If one of them finds its way on the lips of . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Barrier Methods of Contraception

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 Sharon A Bell (July 12, 2008)  The barrier methods of birth control work by preventing the sperm from reaching the egg. The idea of inserting something into the vagina to prevent pregnancy is not new. Such devices were called pessaries and they were used by the ancient Egyptians. Pessaries were mentioned as early as 1850 B. C.in the Petri Papyrus. The formula then was a mixture of crocodile dung and honey which was .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Disadvantages of Diaphragms

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 Sharon A Bell (July 12, 2008)  Owing to the side effects experienced by some pill and IUD (intrauterine device) users, women turned to the diaphragm or cervical cap as a means of contraception. Unlike other birth control methods, these barrier devices have no serious side effects and may protect women against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In the presence of an STD, these devices reduce the likelihood that the . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Scouting For Spermicides

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 Sharon A Bell (July 12, 2008)  The list of substances women have placed in the vagina to prevent pregnancy is endless. In the early days, it was common to douche the vagina with wine mixed with garlic and fennel, a plant with yellow flowers. This was done by means of instruments made from the horns of animals or the bills of birds. Others exposed the vagina to fumes or gases to stop pregnancy. Various douching .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Contraceptives Birth Control

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 Sarfaraz Ali (July 07, 2008)  There are numerous constituents that come into action when a specific method for birth control is being determined. Amongst them the main determining factors are the maturity level of the individual and the number of times the sexual act is expected to be performed. All these factors lead to the choice between several contraceptives that are available in the market and have stood the .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Celibacy For Birth Control?

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 Sharon A Bell (June 19, 2008)  Celibacy is the state of being unmarried or the voluntary abstention from sex. It has been practiced since ancient times for a variety of reasons. St. Augustine, the first archbishop of Canterbury, abstained from sex simply because he didn't like the idea that sperm comes from the same organ that produces urine. The English writer John Ruskin married a 10-year-old girl and was shocked .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Is Celibacy Practical?

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 Sharon A Bell (June 19, 2008)  Is it practical to remain celibate in order to avoid pregnancy? While there is no doubt that this is the most effective birth control method, not everyone can do it. This is because normal sexual desires are strong and may be difficult to control. Those who succeed in becoming celibate usually do so by overpowering their sex drive through time consuming activities. They may become .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Effects of Celibacy

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 Sharon A Bell (June 19, 2008)  History appears to support the belief that celibacy is difficult since a number of religious personalities - the very people who supposedly abstain from sex - were involved in sex scandals. The most notorious of these figures was the Italian Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) who bought his way to the papacy in 1492. Borgia once brought 50 prostitutes to the Vatican where he offered .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Understanding The Female Condom

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 Francis K Githinji (May 13, 2008)  A female condom is not a new concept in the market though it is not as popular as the male condom. However, this flexible, thin, loose-fitting tube worn inside the vagina is slowly but surely gaining popularity. The device which is female controlled, the only of it's kind, has two soft rings. One ring holds down at the cervix in the time of intercourse while the other one stays outside .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Birth Control and Acne - What You Need to Know Now

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 Michele Buccia (March 17, 2008)  For those acne suffers whose acne is hormone related (a dermatologist can determine this), birth control pills can be very effective. Birth control pills are useful in treating acne by reducing the hormone androgen. This hormone makes the skin more oily. Therefore when less androgen is produced -the clearer the skin of acne prone women. It can take 6 to 8 weeks for any changes in the .. (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Tips To Use While Selecting The Right Condom Brand

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 Francis K Githinji (March 12, 2008)  How user friendly is your condom brand? Does opening the product foam its packaging give you problems? If you can use your product easily without encountering any form of challenges, then you are on the right track. When selecting the right condom brand, ensure that you can be able to utilize it at the shortest possible time. There is no time to waste when using a condom; the adrenaline . (Contraceptives Birth Control)

Contraceptive Guide to Pregnancy

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 Carole Pemberton (February 25, 2008)  Did you know that if you DON'T use any contraceptive method at all , you have an 80-90% chance of getting pregnant? OK so that was no big surprise but are you really sure you know about EVERY way in which you CAN become pregnant? If you are taking an effective oral contraceptive, like say, Alesse you will be well protected against pregnancy but it is a good idea to skim through the list . (Contraceptives Birth Control)




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