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Having a baby should be the happiest time of your life, right? So why are you feeling sad and out of yourself the first few days after giving birth to your baby? If you’re feeling irritable, sad, and find yourself crying often the first week or two after giving birth, you’re not alone. Up to…


As your daughter enters her teenage years, it’s important for her to understand how and why her body is changing. It is also time for her to start seeing an OB/GYN. Parents often feel nervous and embarrassed to bring up the subject. Here are some ways to make talking about women’s health with your teenage…


Vaccine

August is Immunization Awareness Month and it’s a great time to talk to your daughter, son, friends, or family members about getting the HPV vaccine – or even getting it yourself. This vaccine protects against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) –the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States – that can lead to cervical cancers,…


Even though breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things a woman can do, it often comes with its challenges. One important thing to note is that every woman’s body is different, therefore some might face breastfeeding challenges while others might not. The important thing is to always be prepared and know how to solve…


How many friends can you call right now and ask them to accompany you to the doctor? If you can count more than five, you have a much higher chance of being healthier than most women. Often times we mistake friendship with how many Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or Reddit reposts we have. We loose…


Before you give birth, consider the value of cord blood. After a baby is born and the umbilical cord cut, some blood remains in the placenta and the portion of cord attached to it. Cord blood is one of the fastest growing sources of stem cells used in pediatric transplants, and the medical community uses…


With June designated as Male Health Month, it may be a good time to consider that a couple’s infertility problems are due to male infertility in about 30 % of the time. We all know that it takes one egg and one sperm to achieve a successful pregnancy. The average human ejaculation contains over 90…


Preterm birth is defined as delivering a baby before 37 weeks of gestation. Babies born too early are at risk for several complications that tend to be more and more serious the earlier the babies are born. Complications related to prematurity can affect all the babies’ organ systems: lung function, heart function, vision, temperature regulation,…


Women make so many sacrifices for beauty: enduring pain, purchasing endless products and spending time for the right look. One more sacrifice that could arise is early menopause. When menopause occurs early, it usually happens before a woman turns 40. Many of the products we use on a daily basis contain harmful chemicals, especially beauty…


Everything changes the moment you find out you’re pregnant. You’re now responsible for another human being growing inside you. Everything you do to your body from that point on affects your child. February is National Prenatal Infection Awareness Month. As we battle the cold and flu season, I realize this might be a good time…


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