Alcohol Exposure: Not Even Once

It’s a common conception that alcohol and pregnancy should not mix, but what are the biological factors that go into play? What exactly happens in utero that makes this combination so dangerous for an unborn child? Biological Aspects and Impact Unborn children absorb their nutrition straight from … Read More

Feminine Washes: Friend or Foe?

We’ve all seen the commercials for different feminine wash brands. Each one displays positive outcomes for women who are looking for a way to keep themselves feeling more fresh, clean, and confident. Washes also are said to promote healthy pH levels and control embarrassing odor. However, not … Read More

Common Signs of Ovarian Troubles

Ovarian cancer affects anywhere between 20,000 and 200,000 women in the United States each year. While ovarian cancer can be deadly if contracted, listening to your body and taking steps to ensure wellness can improve your chances of surviving this deadly disease that so many are fighting. Since … Read More

It’s Not Taboo: Don’t Forget to Talk About Postpartum Depression

With all the excitement of being a new mom holding your newborn, postpartum depression is not the most fun topic of conversation. Motherhood is a happy and joyous thing to be celebrated, but there are also difficult moments that shouldn’t be ignored either, especially when PPD affects one in every … Read More

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