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Pubic Lice (Crabs)

After a person has been infested for several days, or if the person has had a previous infestation, the proteins are recognized by antibodies in the skin and release chemicals that cause itching and inflammation in the pubic area - the first sign of infestation. Fortunately, infestation with pubic...

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Communication Guidelines for Parents-to-Be

  • Don't keep your concerns to yourself: Share your thoughts with each other.

  • Talk about what it will be like to be a parent. Discuss your expectations, values and beliefs.

  • Work on communicating clearly with each other; paraphrase your partner's statements back to him or her. You won't always arrive at agreement, but each of you will know your concerns have been heard.

  • Talk about how each of you deals with anger and conflict, as learned in your family of origin. Learn to use the timeout technique.

  • When giving either criticism or praise, try to be specific. Tell your spouse specifically what bothers you, and what pleases you.

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