Health & Safety: Older Child

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Pregnancy with a Pacemaker

Let me preface this with the fact that I will discuss this with my doctors but I was hoping someone has maybe gone through this or will have some knowledgable input. During my 6th month of pregnancy I started passing out a lot, at least every day. My heart rate was dropping into the 30s which made me not get enough oxygen and my bp would drop causing me to pass out. My heart always would speed back up and I'd be fine. After having my son the problem continued and 3 months later I got a pacemaker. I have now had it for a year and have...

Body Changes

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

Precautions

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...