Combatting Hypertension during Pregnancy

Research shows that approximately one in ten women will develop high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy.  Not only can out-of-control blood pressure be dangerous to the mother, but also to the unborn child. A person is considered to have hypertension when their blood pressure measures … Read More

Feeling a Cold Coming On? Pregnancy and Your Immune System

Being sick is no fun, but especially when you’re pregnant. During pregnancy, your immune system is suppressed and runs at a “lower speed” than normal. While a suppressed immune system doesn’t seem like a good thing, it actually helps the baby to survive in your uterus. The fetus is like a foreign … Read More

Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

Since 2011, National Breastfeeding Month has been celebrated throughout the month of August, and it is certainly something to pay tribute to. Breastfeeding has seen its fair share of controversy, and many women have decided to use other means for their child’s nutrition. However, breastfeeding is … Read More

5 Clues That Hormones are Affecting Your Body

“My hormones are making me crazy!”  Have you ever said that statement?  A female’s body produces dozens of hormones that control many aspects of her life.  Not only are they prevalent during monthly menstrual cycles, but they also play a large role in how a female thinks, feels, sleeps and can even … Read More

The Trouble With Douching

The practice of douching is a fairly common vaginal cleansing method among women today. Vaginal douches are used by up to 40% of women ages 15-44. According to rumor, douching freshens the vagina, demolishes odors, prevents pregnancy, guards against STIs, and generally leaves you with that “clean … Read More

Avoiding Yeast Infections This Summer

It itches. It burns. It’s uncomfortable. It’s just no fun at all when you’re trying to enjoy your summer activities with your family but you have a yeast infection that’s driving you nuts. Vaginal yeast infections occur when there is an overgrowth of the yeast candida, which naturally lives in … Read More

New Study Regarding Menopausal Women and Low Heart Attack Risk

According to a recent study published in the American Journal Heart Association, menopausal women have a lower heart attack risk than men.  However, these findings were show to be not as prominent in African American women. It has often be assumed in the medical community that women going through … Read More

Can Stretch Marks Be Prevented?

The precious baby you bring into this world creates many changes in your life.  Many of the changes that come with being a mother are wonderful; however, stretch marks are not the most positive post-baby body transformation women must deal with! Are stretch marks something all pregnant women … Read More

Make the Right Nutrition Choices During Pregnancy

What an amazing feeling to know that a little person is growing inside of you!  A mother’s responsibility to take care of herself during pregnancy is not something to take lightly.  Your choices affect your little one in so many ways.  Choosing proper nutrition for you and your baby should be high … Read More

Women May Soon Have Access to Libido Boosting Drug

Although Viagra has for years now made headlines as being the cure to suppressed male sexual performance, there hasn't been anything quite like it available for women. That may soon change though as the FDA Advisory committee voted 16-1 to recommend the drug flibanserin to the FDA. Although the … Read More