Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE IN PREGNANCY: ABDOMINAL MUSCLES IN PREGNANCY

Posted on June 28th, 2011, by admin

The state of your abdominal muscles and the changes that they have to go through are of major concern during pregnancy and in the recovery period afterwards. To be able to accommodate the size of the pregnant uterus the abdominal muscles have to stretch by an incredible amount. This becomes particularly noticeable towards the end [...]

KNOWN CHARACTERISTIC SIGNS OF PREGNANCY

Posted on March 30th, 2009, by admin

Temperature increase A fairly valuable sign that is readily available, but not used very much, is the basal temperature sign. It is well known that the body temperature rises at the time ovulation occurs. This is the moment the tiny egg is released from the ovary. It occurs approximately fourteen days before the expected onset [...]

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PREGNANCY AND REPRODUCTION: EFFECT OF THE PILL

Posted on March 30th, 2009, by admin

One point of interest is that in women who take the contraceptive pill, this pigmentation will occur while they are on the Pill. The reason is that the Pill contains hormones similar in nature to those produced during early pregnancy. Their effect on the breast is very similar. Not only will it turn the areola [...]

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PREGNANCY AND REPRODUCTION: SIGNS INDICATING PREGNANCY

Posted on March 30th, 2009, by admin

Woman’s Intuition There are some women who seem to have an inbuilt intuition that is unexplainable. They simply know that pregnancy has taken place. They have a “feeling” or a “hunch” or whatever. “I just feel pregnant,” is frequently their total explanation of the situation. “I feel different, that’s all.” Most physicians accept this, and [...]

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PREGNANCY: HOW CAN I BE SURE?

Posted on March 30th, 2009, by admin

A big question that looms large in the mind of a woman is the query: “Am I really pregnant? How can I be sure?” In many cases, the situation is fairly obvious from the start. But in others, it is quite obscure. Of course, one thing is certain: time will yield the answer in every [...]

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MEN IN THE BATHROOM: DIVERTICULAR DISEASE

Posted on March 24th, 2009, by admin

A 72-year-old nurseryman was enjoying his retirement and reeling in very good health when he noticed that his urine had turned brown. On closer examination he realized that it also contained little particles which, on one occasion, looked remarkably like seeds. Feeling curious and concerned, he collected the seeds and planted them in sterile potting [...]

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DIAPHRAGMS: HOW DO YOU USE A DIAPHRAGM?

Posted on March 24th, 2009, by admin

To insert a diaphragm: 1. Wash your hands before taking the diaphragm out of its case. 2. Stand with one foot on a chair or the toilet or bath, or crouch down, or lie on your back with your knees bent up. Whatever position you prefer, you will need to be able to bend forward [...]

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MEN IN BED: IMPOTENCE

Posted on March 24th, 2009, by admin

Twenty years ago, men who had difficulty getting or maintaining an erection would most likely have been told that the problem was in their minds. It was generally believed that 80 per cent of male sexual difficulties had psychological origins and there was little doctors could do. Prostheses and counselling were the two main treatments [...]

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THE FEMALE CONDOM: WHAT IS A FEMALE CONDOM?

Posted on March 24th, 2009, by admin

A female condom looks like a large, loose male condom but it has two big flexible rings, one at the closed end and one around the open end. It is about 17cm long, and is wider than the male condom. It is made of polyurethane, which is a soft clear plastic, whereas the male condom [...]

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MEN IN BED: SEX INJURIES

Posted on March 24th, 2009, by admin

Not just a pain in the neck. Forget that old clich? ‘love is blind’. Love can actually be blinding. Making love can cause temporary loss of vision and sex-induced blindness. The good news is that this only occurs in one eye and the prognosis for recovery is excellent. In six documented cases, every patient who [...]

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