Category Archives: Women’s Health

Women and Aging: The Effects on Bone Health

Hormones. They seem to be to blame for a lot of problems. During menopause, your hormones change. These changes in hormones can cause hot flashes, mood changes, sleep difficulties, memory lapses, hair loss, and weight gain. However, one of the most concerning effects of hormonal changes is the change in bone density.  Why does menopause […]

You’re Pregnant! 5 Common Pregnancy Questions To Ask Your OBGYN

Pregnant women laying in bed

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether you’re a first-time mom or a mother of four, pregnancy is an amazing journey that can be full of strange, funny, and sometimes embarrassing side effects. It’s also a time where most women expectedly have a few fears or might be a bit anxious. In general, your OBGYN is going to be the best […]

Stress and the female body

Women and stress

It’s often said that stress is a silent killer—but what exactly is stress? It’s the physical and chemical reaction that our body starts when it believes it’s under attack. When we sense danger—either real or imagined—the body’s defenses get activated in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight response. Fight or flight is not […]

10 Common Pregnancy Myths Debunked

Pregnancy Myths

When you’re pregnant, you’re likely to hear a lot of strange myths, funny anecdotes, and advice that may sound downright odd. Most of these things are amusing, some give conflicting opinions, and other bits of information are just plain false. With that said, here is a quick look at some of the more popular pregnancy […]

When Should You Start Taking a Prenatal Vitamin?

Prenatal Supplement

If you are asking yourself this question, the answer is most likely: now. If you fit into any of these categories, you should be taking a prenatal supplement: Not trying to get pregnant but want to someday Trying to conceive Already pregnant Been pregnant before and want to be pregnant in the future On a […]

Your Pregnancy Nutrition Essentials: Folate, Calcium, and Choline

Pregnancy Nutrition Essentials

You have a lot on your plate during pregnancy. And with your pregnancy cravings and extra nutritional needs, you can take that sentence literally and figuratively. What you eat and your nutrition during pregnancy can be a little overwhelming. How much weight should you gain from week to week? Which foods should you avoid? What […]