Spring is a time of renewal and growth, but for expectant mothers with allergies, it can also bring a host of challenges. As the trees and flowers bloom, they release pollen into the air, which can trigger allergic reactions. Managing allergies during pregnancy is crucial not only for your comfort but also for the well-being of your baby.
Heart disease silently weaves its way into the lives of many women, often undetected and misunderstood. It's a condition that doesn't always announce itself with clear, unmistakable signs, especially in women. The nuanced nature of heart disease in women necessitates a deeper understanding of its silent symptoms and risk factors.
Breastfeeding was supposed to be so simple. Your body makes the milk, your baby needs and wants the milk, shouldn’t it be straightforward? Sometimes it is, but sometimes it isn’t – especially if you’re a new mom, or it’s been a while since you’ve had a baby. 5 Techniques to Try When Breastfeeding Seems
Yeast infections are common, and almost every woman will have at least one or two throughout their lifetime. However, some women are plagued by recurring – or chronic – yeast infections. In addition to being extremely uncomfortable, chronic yeast infections deserve immediate attention because they signal an imbalance in your vaginal chemistry – specifically yeast
Labor and delivery can involve way more decisions than you anticipate. Or not. It all depends on what happens from one contraction to the next. While birth plans aren’t set in stone – and safety is always the priority – a birth plan can certainly help you and your doctor create a unified vision for
If you pee (a little or a lot) when you sneeze or cough, odds are you also pee when you laugh, jump up and down. If that’s the case, you’re probably one of the 22% of women experiencing stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Stress incontinence is the most common type, and women with SUI may experience
Eating a nutritious and varied diet is extremely important during pregnancy, and our post “Nutrition During Pregnancy” gave basic nutritional guidelines about what to eat while you are pregnant. There are a few scenarios, like experiencing cravings for certain foods and experiencing morning sickness, which can complicate things. There’s no need to worry, though. You can overcome
You do everything you can to grow and nourish a healthy baby when pregnant. Of course, eating a healthy pregnancy diet is a foundational step in that process. So, it can be alarming when you learn that one of the most beneficial proteins on the pregnancy diet list (fish) may also be one of the
We all know we should eat a nutritious and balanced diet, but that doesn’t mean we always do it. For women, pregnancy is the most important time to make healthy eating a priority because the food you eat is nourishing both you and your baby. Eating a nutritious diet will help you feel good and
The joy of expecting a baby can be somewhat disrupted by standard pregnancy discomforts. And, since every woman – and pregnancy – is different, you just never know which, if any, will affect you. Each trimester comes with its own potential set of less-than-desirable side effects. While the first trimester is most commonly impacted by […]
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be silent; it can speak to you in little whispers; or it may shout out loud and clear that it has settled in your body for the time being. If you ignore those whispers and shouts, they may fade away over time. Unfortunately, what’s the end result can be irreversible […]
Choosing a women’s health provider that’s right for you can make or break the future of your health. That sounds like an exaggeration, and yet, when women don’t trust, like, or feel comfortable with their healthcare providers, they’re less likely to schedule annual wellness exams or check in when they have a minor concern. Finding […]