Category Archives: Women’s Health

How To Avoid Chromosomal Abnormalities in Pregnancy

How To Avoid Chromosomal Abnormalities in Pregnancy Chromosomal abnormalities may develop early in pregnancy before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. Although the risk of having a baby with a chromosomal abnormality is higher for women who are 35 years of age or older, there are ways to lower this risk [1, 2]. […]

7 Postpartum Side Effects to Watch Out For

Postpartum Side Effects

Your plans are made for the first, second and third trimester, your research is finished, baby books have been bookmarked. You’re all set for the arrival of your baby. But, what happens next? Surprisingly enough, many women have little idea of what to expect after the birth of their child. This is especially true for […]

5 Reasons You Should Be Talking About Folate

Why You Should Talk About Folate

There exists a nutrient that can protect against cancer, fight heart disease and reduce your chances of having a stroke. It can also help with brain development and is a building block of DNA. In fact, it might also help to lower your cholesterol. This nutrient is so important that since 1998, the US Food […]

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 […]