Pregnancy

what to do before a gynecologist visit to ease stress

What to Do Before a Gynecologist Visit If You’re Nervous

Once a girl goes through puberty and gets her period, it’s essential to see a gynecologist regularly. Not only will the doctor perform an exam to ensure her reproductive system is healthy, but they can also answer questions about birth control, changes in the menstrual cycle, STD prevention and more. Still, many won’t know what […] Read more…

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…

just how common is infertility in females

How Common Is Infertility in Females?

Few things frustrate young women hoping to conceive more than getting their monthly visit from the cardinal yet again. Infertility plagues many women when it comes time to add to their family. But how common is infertility in females? The answer hinges on the stage of life a woman is experiencing, her overall health and, […] Read more…

pregnancy and oral health tips for new moms

Pregnancy and Oral Health: What Women Should Know

When most women see the color of their home pregnancy test turn dark, they seldom think, “Gee, now that I’m pregnant, I should probably give my dentist a call.” However, pregnancy does create several changes in oral tissue, and complications of gum disease can potentially harm the developing fetus. So, it’s time to learn up […] 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…

is it safe to fake tan while breastfeeding

Is It Safe to Fake Tan While Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding passes on valuable immunities to babies and ensures the child gets the nutrition they need to thrive and grow. However, breast milk can also carry substances a woman eats or absorbs, which can lead to severe health issues. One such potential poisonous chemical residue in breast milk comes from self-tanners. Is it safe to […] Read more…

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