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Video: Breach Births – Choices for Moms to Be

Video: Breach Births – Choices for Moms to Be

Last updated on June 6th, 2018 at 11:59 amThis film explores the choices women need to make when faced with the dilemma of a breech pregnancy.  A baby is in the breech position if it is lying bottom or feet first. Roughly 3 in every 100 babies are in the breech position at full-term.Editor’s Note: Video Highlights  No-one expects their baby to be breech.  Know that there is no particular... 

Can I Get Pregnant Right After My Period? Teens Need to Know

Can I Get Pregnant Right After My Period? Teens Need to Know

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:08 pmYes, although it is not very likely. If you have sex without using contraception, you can conceive (get pregnant) at any time during your menstrual cycle, even during, or just after, your period. You can also get pregnant if you have never had a period before, during your first period, or after the first time you have sex. There is no “safe” time... 

15 Things Teens Should Know About Sex: Q&A

15 Things Teens Should Know About Sex: Q&A

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:10 pm There are so many stories around sex, it’s hard to know what to believe. Find out the facts – it’s the best way to make sure you have safer sex.Can you get pregnant the first time you have sex? Can you get pregnant if a boy withdraws (pulls out) before he comes? Can you get pregnant if you have sex during your period?  Can you get pregnant... 

Binge Eating Disorder: Warning Signs & How to Get Your Teen Help

Binge Eating Disorder: Warning Signs & How to Get Your Teen Help

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:13 pm Binge eating disorder involves regularly eating large portions of food all at once until you feel uncomfortably full, and then often upset or guilty.Binges are often planned in advance and the person may buy “special” binge foods. Men and women of any age can get binge eating disorder, but it typically starts in the late teens or early 20s.Symptoms... 

Kids Need Vitamin D – Can It Be Gotten Safely From Sunlight

Kids Need Vitamin D – Can It Be Gotten Safely From Sunlight

Last updated on July 31st, 2018 at 06:48 pm Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and in the UK from around late March/early April to the end of September we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure**. Find out how to get enough without risking sun damage.We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones, teeth... 

Video: Teens and Tattoos: How to Make Sure Your Teen is Safe

Video: Teens and Tattoos: How to Make Sure Your Teen is Safe

Last updated on April 25th, 2018 at 10:10 amNiall McManus, tattoo artist, discusses things to consider before getting a tattoo and how to do so safely.   Editor’s Note: Video Highlights  Things to know before getting a tattoo: Do your researchCheck out your artist’s website to see their style.Make sure it’s what you want.Go to the shopMake sure you’re comfortable...