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Women’s Health

Fertility diet: What to eat when you’re trying to conceive

If you’re trying to conceive or planning on growing your family in the near future, you may have fertility on your mind—especially if you’ve had friends or family members who’ve struggled to get pregnant. Perhaps you’re even in the midst of an infertility journey yourself. If so, please know you’re not alone. Fertility has been …

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4 ways to help prevent gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and can have serious consequences for both mother and baby. It’s important for expectant mothers to be aware of the risk factors and take steps to prevent the condition. Let’s go over some of the key ways to prevent gestational diabetes and …

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Women’s health by the decade: Your guide to staying healthy at every age

Every woman wants to age with beauty and grace, right? From your 20s to your 50s and beyond, there are steps you can take during each phase of life to keep you well and healthy for many years to come. Here’s your guide to women’s wellness through the decades. In your 20s Just because you’re …

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5 exercises for new moms to strengthen and tone postpartum

Pregnancy may seem like a great time to put your feet up and relax, but regular exercise before, during and after pregnancy has great benefits for you and your baby. And the benefits of exercise don’t stop after delivery—women who exercise while pregnant are more successful in reaching their pre-pregnancy weight after giving birth. Is …

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Is my baby getting enough breastmilk? 6 common reasons for low milk supply

If you’re a new mom, you probably spend quite a bit of time worrying. It’s normal. And one common thing many breastfeeding moms fret about is whether their babies are getting enough milk.   The good news is, most of you can stop—true low milk supply is rare. But sometimes, you may notice signs that …

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Women’s wellness: How to be your best self in your 40s

Your 40s may be the new 20s. Today’s woman in her 40s is in her prime, busily balancing the demands of life with a sense of purpose. But many women, especially those who are the primary caregivers in their household, need to remember to keep themselves healthy as well. Always busy focusing on everyone else, …

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The “Dad Bag” essentials: 12 things expectant fathers need at the hospital

Your baby’s due date is near. Mom is packed and ready to leave. But what about Dad? He’s gone to birthing classes and planned the best route to the hospital, but is he packed? Many fathers don’t realize they’ll need their own bag for the big event. After all, they may be gone for a …

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Top 5 myths women believe about mammograms (and why they’re not true)

Every woman wants to age with health and grace. Keeping up with an annual mammogram routine is one of the best ways to do just that. With peace of mind about your well-being, you can age well and look forward to the days ahead with confidence. There are quite a few myths and misconceptions about …

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C-section recovery: What to expect and how to help yourself heal

Around 1,000 babies a day are born here in Texas, and about a third of them come into the world via a Cesarean section, or C-section—a type of surgery in which a healthy baby is delivered through an incision in the pregnant person’s abdomen and uterus. Recovering from a C-section takes longer than recuperating from …

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