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  1. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Common Problems

    Some women have problems-such as constipation,hemorrhoids,and sore breasts-that last for a while after childbirth. Many minor postpartum problems can be managed at home. If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. Constipation and hemorrhoids Home treatment measures are usually all that is needed to relieve mild ...

  2. Pavlik Harness - Topic Overview

    A Pavlik harness is a splint that is often used to treat developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in babies younger than 6 months. The harness has fabric straps and fasteners that fit around a baby's chest,shoulders,and legs. The harness holds the baby's legs in a spread position,with the hips bent so that the thighs are out to the sides. This keeps the head of the thighbone (femur) in the ...

  3. Breast Engorgement - Treatment Overview

    Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast - feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home.

  4. Breast Engorgement - Symptoms

    Symptoms of breast engorgement happen when the breasts produce and fill with milk but little milk is removed from them. Milk overfills and engorges the breasts.

  5. Breast Engorgement - Exams and Tests

    No exams or tests are needed to diagnose breast engorgement. If your health professional suspects a breast infection (mastitis), you will be treated with antibiotics.

  6. Child Care Options for Your Toddler

    WebMD helps you determine the best childcare for your toddler. Get tips on what to ask before you commit.

  7. Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview

    Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.

  8. Breast Engorgement - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of breast engorgement.

  9. Talking With Your Child About Sex - Topic Overview

    As adolescents enter their late teen years, they begin to date more regularly, and many become sexually intimate with a partner. For many, sexual drive is at its strongest during adolescence. More than half of teenagers will have had sexual intercourse by the age of 17. By the age of 18, 65% of girls and 68% of boys have had sexual intercourse.1Talking to your son or daughter about sexWhether ...

  10. Baby's 2-Year Checkup: What to Expect

    Find out what to expect during your baby's 2-year checkup: What your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.

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