Flu Season is Almost Here: Pregnant Women Need Protection

It's almost October here in northern Florida and that means that if you're pregnant, you should be getting your flu shot, stat. That's because October marks the official beginning of the 2014-2015 flu season. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  (ACOG) recommends that all … Read More

Could Morning Sickness Mean a Healthier Baby?

If you have ever experienced morning sickness as a pregnant woman, it can be completely miserable.  However, a recent study has shown that morning sickness can mean healthier babies with fewer birth defects and higher IQ’s. This is not to say that if you do not have morning sickness, that your baby … Read More

Breastfeeding and Early Foods Affect A Child’s Tastes Later On

The medical community is finding ever more ways that breastfeeding benefits babies and mothers. Developing healthy eating patterns that last into childhood is the latest benefit researchers have examined. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study in the medical … Read More

Transitioning Baby from Hospital to Home!

Your bundle of joy has finally arrived!  Congratulations!  If this is your first baby there is no doubt that you are experiencing some nervousness in bringing the baby home for the first time.  Your hospital stay has hopefully been a success and you feel the nurses have properly and lovingly cared … Read More

Are Your Periods Infrequent or Absent? You Could Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you have irregular, infrequent or absent periods, you may consider your period to be inconvenient without thinking much more about it. The truth is, irregular periods often point to an underlying health issue that, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can have major health implications later on in … Read More

New Term Aimed to Help Women Discuss Postmenopausal Problems: Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

Over half of postmenopausal women suffer "down there" from similar symptoms, including painful sex, painful urination and increased urgency, and reoccurring urinary tract infections. But often times, women don't know that these symptoms are related to one another, or that treatments are … Read More

Could Estrogen Based Compound Inhibit Binge Eating?

At one time or another many of us have felt so hungry that we could continue to eat for hours. There are actually some people that suffer with a serious issue called binge eating, which is quite different than an occasional time of feeling incredibly hungry.  It’s estimated that 5 to 10% of the … Read More

Reasons Why Young Women Should Perform Self Breast Exams

When you are young, the furthest thought from your mind is breast cancer.  “I’m too young to have to worry about that,” you may say.  The truth of the matter is, even young women are being diagnosed with this form of cancer.  Other than some forms of skin cancer, breast is the most common cancer … Read More

5 Tips for Keeping your Baby Safe In the Dog Days of Summer

If you're pregnant this summer in Northern Florida, the 90-degree days you're generally accustomed to may now begin to feel intolerable.  As the summer wears on and your belly grows bigger, the heat can start to take its toll on your pregnant body. Here are three tips to help you manage the … Read More

National Breastfeeding Month is Here!

Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month? At All About Women, we support breastfeeding mothers and their babies and we're taking the opportunity to share some of the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as some strategies to help ensure a successful nursing relationship for … Read More