Pregnancy Sex - It's A Wonderful Thing!

Written by Beverley Brooke

Mums to be can often get worried about having sex while pregnant; well there is no medical evidence that having sexual intercourse whilst pregnant does any damage at all.

There are a few cases where your GP may advise you about not having intercourse:

- If you are Prone to miscarriages your GP may advise avoiding intercourse forrepparttar first three months or atrepparttar 143667 times when you would have been having your period when your hormones would be at their lowest.

- You may be advised to avoid intercourse inrepparttar 143668 later stages of pregnancy if you have a history of premature labour

- Your GP may advise you to avoid intercourse if you have a low lying placenta

There is no need to worry about your baby being harmed byrepparttar 143669 penetration ofrepparttar 143670 penis as it is well protected. This protection comes fromrepparttar 143671 Muscular wall ofrepparttar 143672 uterus, fromrepparttar 143673 mucus plug that sealsrepparttar 143674 neck ofrepparttar 143675 uterus, and fromrepparttar 143676 bag of waters.

Sexual intercourse will not start labour ifrepparttar 143677 body is not ready. However, if your baby is overdue, arousal ofrepparttar 143678 nipple and intercourse could help in starting labour. The prostaglandins in semen softenrepparttar 143679 cervix, and hormones released by nipple stimulation encouragerepparttar 143680 uterus to contract. Sexual desires during pregnancy differ from person to person. Some women may just feel too ill or tired for sex, or a man may worry about harmingrepparttar 143681 unborn child. Some women may just not feel sexually attractive whilst pregnant. In these cases it is best to talk as a couple to reassure each other ofrepparttar 143682 others feelings.

Of Lumps, Bumps And Breast Cancer

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

You feel a mild soreness inrepparttar breast so you checked for lumps. You felt a little bump. The next best step is to consult a doctor, you might have breast cancer. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts fromrepparttar 143642 cells ofrepparttar 143643 breast. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women but this does not mean that men are safe from this disease.

A woman's breast is made up of lobules, which are glands that makerepparttar 143644 milk; ducts, which connect lobules torepparttar 143645 nipples; fat and connective tissues; blood vessels; and lymph vessels. Most breast cancers begin inrepparttar 143646 ducts. It may also begin inrepparttar 143647 lobules then spread to other tissues.

When one feels a lump inrepparttar 143648 breast, there is really no virtual worry because most lumps are benign which means that they are not cancerous. In fact, benign breast tumors are abnormal growths but do not really pose threats because they do not spread outside ofrepparttar 143649 breast. However, some benign lumps increaserepparttar 143650 risk in having breast cancer.

Then there are lumps that are not really tumors at all which are often caused by fibrocystic changes -- cysts are fluid-filled sacs while fibrosis isrepparttar 143651 formation of scar-like tissue. These changes can cause swelling ofrepparttar 143652 breasts resulting to being lumpy and sometimes a fluid discharge fromrepparttar 143653 nipples.

There are different types of breast cancer and knowing them will greatly help in assessingrepparttar 143654 disease.

Carcinoma in situ is a term used for early stage of breast cancer whererepparttar 143655 cancer cells are still confined torepparttar 143656 place where it started. In particular,repparttar 143657 cancer cells are confined inrepparttar 143658 lobules orrepparttar 143659 ducts, depending on where it started. The cancer cells have not gone intorepparttar 143660 fatty tissues inrepparttar 143661 breast nor spread to other organs ofrepparttar 143662 body.

Ductal carcinoma in situ isrepparttar 143663 most common type of noninvasive breast cancer. Similar with Carcinoma in situ,repparttar 143664 cancer cells have spread throughrepparttar 143665 walls ofrepparttar 143666 duct intorepparttar 143667 fatty tissue ofrepparttar 143668 breasts. Almost all women with breast cancer at this stage can be cured andrepparttar 143669 best way to find is throughrepparttar 143670 use of mammogram.

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