Category : Women’s Health

Preparing for College

When does college prep really begin? Some people begin in their student’s junior or senior year. Is this soon enough?

Planning for college is essential for meeting all of the course requirements for admission. Several factors come into play, and you should consider each of them well before a student’s junior year of high school.

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Summer Makeup

This winter, the dark MAC lipstick colors were in. I think they look ridiculous in the summer with pastels. Any recommendations?

Amen, sister! You got it right. Dark lips are definitely NOT the way to go for summer. Not only does it feel heavy and vampire-y, but it just doesn’t go with that light blue nail polish you’re wearing, now does it? It only makes sense to wear something a little lighter, a little more, well, summery.

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In your sixth week of pregnancy, your embryo is four weeks old

In your sixth week of pregnancy, your embryo is four weeks old.

How tall is a shrimp? The growing fetus looks more shrimp than human right now, and it’s impossible to measure a shrimp like you would a baby or adult, from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. Even after the fetus develops legs and feet, they are usually pulled close to the body, so the developing baby is measured from the crown of the “head” to the “rump.” Right now, the crown-to-rump length is about two to four millimeters.

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Nutrition

If you eat well during pregnancy you are most likely going to look and feel good. Eating well will give you the best odds of giving birth to a healthy infant.Pregnant women with poor nutrition show an increased incidence of low-birth-weight babies, premature , serious infant illness, miscarriage and stillbirth and a reduction of cell size in their baby’s organs. If you are not adequately nourished fewer nutrients will be passed to the baby through the placenta, negatively affecting the baby’s development.

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Understanding Contraceptives: Norplant

Norplant is an implanted contraceptive that consists of a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. It has been available since the FDA approved Norplant in 1990, and adds another alternative to the array of contraceptive options available to women today.

How It Is Used
Norplant can only be prescribed by a health care professional. It is composed of six small plastic capsules that are about the size of matchsticks and are filled with levonorgestrel (synthetic progesterone). These tiny capsules are inserted under the skin of the upper arm through a tiny cut (about 1/8 inch long) that the physician makes. The arm may feel sore for a few days after the insertion of the capsules, but it usually heals quickly.
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