Americans continue to guzzle extra calories through sugary drinks like soda. And teens may be among the biggest offenders: Roughly one-third of high school students in the U.S. drink two or more sodas, sports drinks, or other sugary beverages per day, according to the results of a national survey released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Red raspberry leaf tea- makes for an efficient uterus and quicker, easier labor. Evening Primrose- a strong prostaglandin (only to be taken after 36 weeks) that softens your cervix. Long walks- make you more limber for labor, if anything. Castor oil- Don't do it. Let's just say... you'll be pushing more than a baby out at your dr.'s face. Nipple stimulation- creates oxytocin, contractions. Be careful not to be overzealous with this method though. All the other stuff...well, giving it a try can't hurt. Remember: the baby will come when he/she is ready and 39+ weeks is full term. This is mostly to help prepare you for-and through-labor. Good luck ladies!
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Removing a splinter with baking soda is best for tiny, invisible splinters. Using a baking soda paste it will cause the skin to swell and push the splinter out. I'll add this to my "mommy handbook"