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I was so aware of my father’s wrong behaviors that I tried to do the opposite. Every decision, every second of fatherhood, I told myself to do the opposite of what my dad used to do or say.
We weren’t trying for our third—quite the opposite. And while we had discussed more children in the future, the plan was not to have that happen right then. I wasn't ready for one more child.
I didn't think it was strange that this 30-something-year-old man was confiding in me, a 14-year-old girl, about the grief he'd experienced from the death of his wife, that he learned chiropractic and massage techniques to help her be more comfortable towards the end of her life, and was happy to share these techniques with me.
Parents need to create a good foundation of bladder and bowel habits early on. Recognizing signs of constipation, encouraging full bladder and bowel voiding, and incorporating adequate nutrition and activity throughout the day is essential.
We do curls for our biceps, crunches for our abs, squats for our tush, eat a varied diet for our guts, brush our teeth, do cardio for our heart and lungs. But how should we take care of the health of our cervix?