Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy: Why Cats Don’t Deserve Such A Bad Rap

 

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If you cohabit with a feline companion and have ever been pregnant, chances are that you’ve received a myriad of unsolicited advice trying to instill in you the fear of contracting Toxoplasmosis. From the moment you found out you were expecting, you might have immediately handed over litter box duties to your partner – or even considered finding a new home for your beloved cat. There are a million things to worry about throughout your pregnancy. The stress of kicking your kitty to the curb should not be one of them. The truth is, contracting Toxoplasmosis from cats themselves is not as common as you might think.

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Starbucks Drinks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

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re you addicted to Starbucks coffee? Don’t be embarrassed, most Americans have fallen prey to this particular form of addiction because it is so tasty. You might be worried about what these high calorie drinks are doing to your diet and wish there were some lower calorie alternatives. We don’t think you should have to drink plain black coffee if all you want is a dynamically flavored drink! At Daily Mom, we understand your dilemma and have brought you 7 drinks that won’t ruin your diet!

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Ten Ways To Rediscover Yourself After Having A Baby

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You had a baby. Now, you are blissfully consumed in protecting, nurturing, feeding, clothing, kissing, cuddling, loving and being ALL for this perfect little being. You are SO wrapped up in motherhood, that 6 months have gone by and one day you look down and realize you’re still wearing your maternity pants (hey, they’re so comfortable!) and you’re pretty sure you haven’t brushed your hair in… what day is it again? Taking care of your precious new creation is your top priority, but it’s just as important to take care of yourself. The following are ten ways to rediscover yourself after having a baby, and tips on harmonizing the wonderful mom you have become with the awesome “you” you were before.

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3 Benefits Of Probiotics For Your Baby

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There’s a whole host of reasons to start integrating probiotics into your baby’s diet. The same can be said for toddlers and older children – the benefits at all ages are numerous.

Probiotics are microorganisms (bacteria) that have wonderful health benefits. Your digestive tract naturally contains over 500 different types of healthy, good bacteria, and supplementing with probiotics helps boost the amount of healthy bacteria in your body – and in turn, helps strengthen your immune system.

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Your Vitamins: Explained

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Sure, we’ve all heard that anecdote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but have we considered its relevance when it comes to our vitamins? Often we can prevent common sickness by starting a daily vitamin regimen rather than spending hundreds of dollars on doctor visits and prescriptions for what began as a common cold.

Even if you do take your vitamins faithfully like your mother always told you, you may not know why they are important or what they are truly doing for your well-being. Here we have broken down the ingredients of your vitamin bottles into facts that are easier to swallow.


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