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pelvic floor disorder

The Truth About Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic floor disorders are common – about one-quarter of American women have one or more pelvic floor disorders. If you have symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder, here are three strategies for getting ahead of the problem.

postpartum depression

Depression After Your Baby's Birth: Self-Care Steps To Take

Postpartum depression differs from the baby blues in that the symptoms are more severe and last longer. This type of depression affects around 13 percent of moms.

osteoporosis

The Most Reliable Way To Know if You Have Osteoporosis

There are no symptoms for osteoporosis until something breaks. If osteoporosis is so dangerous, so common, and so silent, how can we know if we have it?

hormone therapy

Is Hormone Therapy a Safe Way To Treat Menopause Symptoms?

The most effective option for treatment of hot flashes is hormone replacement therapy. However, many women and providers are concerned about the safety of menopausal hormone therapy. Find out if this therapy could be right for you.

wellness exam

Why Well-Woman Visits Are Important -- And What To Ask

Ladies, it’s time to rethink your annual exam. Yearly well-woman visits with your health care provider – often with an obstetrician/gynecologist – offer way more for your well-being than the pelvic exam and Pap test that likely come to mind.

breastfeeding

Best Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

When it comes to feeding baby, you may have heard the saying “breast is best.” But what does that mean?

midwives

Thinking About a Nurse-Midwife? What You Need To Know

Births attended by nurse-midwives have jumped significantly in recent years, accounting for 12.1 percent of all vaginal births in the United States in 2014.

x-rays and pregnancy

Are X-Rays Safe If You're Pregnant?

Even though X-rays are generally safe for women who are pregnant, you can take a few precautions.

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