Hormones

what is perinatal depression and how does it affect a woman

What Is Perinatal Depression?

Everybody feels sad sometimes — it’s unavoidable. For expectant and new mothers, each day comes with unique challenges. It’s when those blue feelings persist, and they begin to interfere with everyday life, that it could mean something more serious is going on. What is perinatal depression and how does it relate to these symptoms that […] Read more…

the side effects of stopping breastfeeding cold turkey and body changes after stopping breastfeeding

Side Effects of Stopping Breastfeeding

Breast milk benefits the health of your baby greatly and minimizes some of your own risks as well. However, just as giving birth culminates in pain during delivery, ceasing breastfeeding comes with difficulties for both mother and child. There’s a range of side effects after stopping breastfeeding, especially if you stop cold turkey. Additionally, the […] Read more…

why does my body ache and i feel tired every day

Why Does My Body Ache and I Feel Tired?

Since my teen years, I’ve enjoyed physical activity. Exercise rarely failed to boost my mood even on my roughest days. So when I found myself barely able to run a mile without tiring, I grew more than a bit concerned and started asking myself: Why does my body ache and I feel tired all the […] Read more…

do you know what vitamins should not be taken together

What Vitamins Should Not Be Taken Together, If Any?

Many people pop their morning vitamins without considering whether taking them all at the same time is truly the best approach. Scientists have long known that some substances counteract each other — it’s why women who use hormonal contraception must take additional measures to prevent pregnancy when on antibiotics. Do some vitamins and minerals cancel […] Read more…

nocturnal panic attacks and can hormones cause nightmares

Can Hormones Cause Nightmares and Nocturnal Panic Attacks?

Moodiness. Cramps. Acne. Bloating. You already know the less-than-enjoyable side effects that come with your period. And most of the time, they’re tied to the hormonal shifts that happen as you make your way through your monthly cycle. Did you know that these shifts can cause lesser-known symptoms like nocturnal panic attacks too? Surprisingly, a […] Read more…

how to stop taking birth control pills safely and correctly

How to Stop Taking Birth Control Pills Safely

Weaning off birth control pills can take time, so the earlier a woman ditches them, the sooner she will be able to conceive. But because birth control pills affect the female hormonal system, weaning off them without suffering undue side effects can sometimes prove difficult. It’s important to learn how to stop taking birth control […] Read more…

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