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 […]
Fish is one of the healthiest forms of protein and fat around. However, polluted oceans make it increasingly difficult to consume fish that isn’t laden with mercury and other toxins that are less than ideal for your body – not to mention your developing baby. It’s important to note, however, researchers have determined not eating […]
Great Moms Can Have Postpartum Depression Our culture is full of beautiful, social media posts or advertisements, depicting rosy, happy mothers and their beautiful, bouncing bundles of joy. Then there are all the parenting blogs filled with descriptions of mothers happily nursing their infant and toddler, while hiking the Appalachian trail, making their own organic […]
When was the last time you did a “Life Relationship Review?” Maybe almost never. However, while Harvard’s multi-generational study has informed the world of how important social connections are to our overall well-being and longevity, the quality of those relationships is equally important. Healthy or Toxic: What Is the Nature of Your Primary Social Connections? […]
Disposable pads and tampons have been the go-to period products since Kotex first introduced them into the mainstream market during the 1930s and 40s (an era product experts refer to as “the Kotex Age”). While many women in the Western world continued to use washable and reusable “rags” as pads, due to their affordability, most […]
Do you have children living at home? There’s a good chance you’re experiencing some form of parenting burnout – especially if you work, have a newborn or toddler(s) at home, a child has special needs, or you’re also caring for aging parents. The modern parent is go-go-going almost 24/7, which can affect physical and emotional […]
Fibroid tumors are prevalent, and medical experts estimate that as many as 70% to 80% of all women have had a fibroid at one time in their life.
Ah, spring is (finally!) in the air and while we’ll still get a few more storms or cold spells before later-spring warmth can be depended on, these fun, family outings and destinations will keep you from sinking into extended winter doldrums.
Parenting is arguably the most challenging job humans ever do. It’s 24/7, for an indeterminate amount of years, and every child and adult has different needs, wants, and desires. It’s non-stop orchestration and choreography to the most detailed degree. Parenting: There Are Apps for That, Too! Fortunately, a handful of the right parenting apps work […]