When you have a baby, it’s natural to focus on the child’s health. Although your little one’s development is marvelous, you might also experience changes — and they need attention, too. Many people focus on how to prepare for pregnancy and how to have a healthy pregnancy, but not how to take care of yourself … Continue reading 6 common health issues that affect new mothers
When 36-year-old Paola Gerber found a lump in her breast, she was terrified. Knowing she had a family history of breast cancer at a young age, she automatically assumed the worst. “I have three women in my family who were diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40,” she said. Paola thought she was … Continue reading Fearless in the face of breast cancer
Winning your battle with breast cancer is a huge victory and while you may just want to get back to the life you had before, you might worry that everything won’t be the same. You could be faced with lingering symptoms or be concerned about a recurrence. Rest assured that your fears and worries are … Continue reading 4 ways survivors can look forward after breast cancer
Parenting fails are going viral all over the internet. They range from the forgetful things that can happen to any parent, to the completely embarrassing moments that are almost unimaginable. When it comes to pregnancy and child birth, I have seen a few mishaps parents make even before their precious child is born. As an … Continue reading 6 biggest parenting fails, according to an OB/Gyn
If you have a daughter approaching puberty, you might be apprehensive or unsure what to expect. Of course, you once went through puberty yourself, but it’s a little different when you’re watching these changes happen in your child. She’s bound to have questions for you, and you want to be prepared to guide her through … Continue reading How to talk to your daughter about puberty
During your pregnancy, it is important to have support as you embark on your new adventure. Whether you enlist the help of your husband, boyfriend, partner or family member, it can take some creativity to get someone involved. Often, the burden falls on the mother but there are many ways dad can help both during … Continue reading How can dad help post-baby?
Most human babies across the world are fed their mothers’ milk. However, in the United States and some other industrialized nations, many babies are not. Reasons for this took root several decades ago. In the 1950s and 60s, women were often told they “didn’t have enough milk” and that formula was “just as good.” This … Continue reading Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby
When you’re pregnant — especially for the first time — you have so many questions along the way. Friends, relatives and co-workers seem to love offering their guidance on the many dos and don’ts of this exciting and wonderful experience. Sometimes it can be tough to separate the facts from the myths. When in doubt, … Continue reading Fact or fiction: 6 common myths about pregnancy
We don’t like to talk about it (except maybe with our closest friends) but if you’re over 60, you’ve likely experienced a leaky bladder or some form of urinary incontinence (UI) — the lack of voluntary control of your bladder function. We know how inconvenient and even embarrassing bladder problems can be, but the truth … Continue reading Think age is the cause of bladder problems? Not necessarily
Going to the gynecologist is not something you necessarily look forward to. But as a woman, this annual appointment is essential for disease prevention and your relationship with your OB/GYN is a critical part of your health care at every stage in your life. Although the guidelines have changed for Pap smears — the test … Continue reading Do you really need to see your gynecologist every year?