Maintaining Your Mental Health through Menopause

Menopause can be an incredibly difficult time for so many women.  Your mental health is important at any age, but during menopause you may experience severe feelings of depression or mood swings that you may never have dealt with before. Besides some of the obvious physical changes that can … Read More

Is a Midwife Right for You?

A midwife is an occupation that has been around since the days of the Egyptian pharaohs.  However, despite its long history, the role of a midwife is often been misunderstood. What exactly do midwives do and is using one right for you?  Let’s answer these questions and more once and for … Read More

Frequent Hot Flashes Can Last 7 Years or More, Researchers Find

A recent study by researchers at Wake Forest University confirms what postmenopausal women have already known for decades: that hot flashes can last for years.  Despite women reporting up to 10 years of hot flashes, leading medical institutes – including the North American Menopause Society – assert … Read More

International Women’s Day and YOU

In case you hadn’t heard, men and women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th by taking time to support continued action of the advancement women everywhere. This year’s theme is Make It Happen. Many times, it’s easy for women of all ages to neglect their own health … Read More

Link between Financial Stress and Eating Disorders among Young Women

A recent study conducted by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom believes there may be a link between financial stress and eating disorder symptoms among young women. Four hundred undergraduate students were questioned about their financial worries and how they felt about food.  … Read More

New, Inexpensive IUD Gains FDA Approval

In the past few years, Intrauterine Devices (IUDS) have grown increasingly popular with women because of their no-maintenance, long acting and reversible nature.  One downfall of IUDs, however, is that they can be prohibitively costly – from five hundred dollars to several thousand. That sticker … Read More

Epidurals and Other Pain Med Alternatives to Ease Labor

It may be getting close to that day when your beautiful bundle of joy is expected to arrive.  That’s when the questions and buzz about pain relief begin to arise.  Will you have an epidural? What other type of pain medications are out there to help ease the discomfort of childbirth? Before the … Read More

Women With PCOS at Higher Risk for Health Complications

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that affects a woman's hormonal balance and is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. While why the disease occurs is not very well understood, doctors do know that PCOS is an indicator that a woman has a higher risk for other health … Read More

Avoiding Pregnancy’s Round Ligament Pain

Pregnancy can be full of its share of discomforts, from heartburn to a squashed bladder to that sweet little baby kicking you in the ribs. But one of the most surprising discomforts a woman may experience during pregnancy is round ligament pain. What is Round Ligament Pain? You have two round … Read More

Early Menopause Could be Linked to Everyday Products

While menopause is a natural part of a woman’s lifecycle, most women would probably prefer to put off dealing with “the change” for as long as possible. But commonly occurring chemicals in our environment, including ones found in makeup, could be aiding in an earlier menopause for women with high … Read More