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Does Arnica Really Work on Bruises?

Does Arnica Really Work on Bruises

Does Arnica Really Work on Bruises?

I purchased this item myself. If you click and buy, I may receive a small commission, thank you. I recently had to give myself Lovenox (blood thinner) injections, and while I followed the instructions (at least, I think I did!), I was left with bruises that left me wondering: does arnica really work on bruises?

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Guest Posting Personal Posts Pregnancy

One Mom’s Experience with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) & Tips if You’re Suffering

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

When I finally had that positive pregnancy test, I couldn’t have been happier. I was scared and excited. Scared that I would lose this baby and that the third loss would mean something was wrong with me. I quickly rushed to get an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy was viable.

At 6 weeks I had just started having morning sickness and I thought nothing of it, typical pregnancy symptom, right? If only I knew it would be much worse and for much longer after that.

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Motherhood Personal Posts Pregnancy

What I Didn’t Expect When Expecting Baby 2

Let me begin with a little bit of background. My husband and I had our first baby, a boy. He was perfect in every way as all babies are, but he was more than just perfect. He really was amazing. He was always happy, slept great right from the beginning and he was as cute as can be. We felt as though we had hit the jackpot when it came to parenting a newborn. He continued to be an “easy” baby and toddler. Life was great. Parenting was great.

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Breastfeeding Personal Posts

My Experience as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Growing up I have many memories of my mother going to the local health department when we lived in Long Beach and our family receiving WIC services. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIC).

When I found out I was pregnant with our first in 2011, signing up for WIC was one of the first things I did. Although my husband and I, actually boyfriend at the time, were together, we were not legally married. He had a steady part-time job, and I had a minimum wage job working at a local grocery store. Both first-time parents, there was a lot we had to learn and figure out. Thankfully my mother urged me to sign up for WIC. And it was one of the best things that I would ever do.

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Cloth Diapers Personal Posts

When My Husband Said the Words “Cloth Diapers”

Cloth Diapers Were my Husband's Idea

Once upon a time my husband and I were a young, freshly married couple, not quite a year into our marriage when we began discussing our desire to start a family. We knew we had a big move from Hawaii to the mainland coming up. We knew our jobs were uncertain. We knew where we would live was uncertain. We knew money was going to be tight. We knew we wanted a baby more than anything.

Over dinner one night my husband asked the question, “Have you ever thought of using cloth diapers?”

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