Year: 2016

Post-Baby Exercises to Enhance Your Body and Your Energy

Postnatal Exercises to Enhance Your Body and Your Energy

December 19, 2016

Postnatal Workout Having a baby is not for the weak! You’ve sacrificed your body, your energy and your sanity. You’ve read baby books and blogs on how to care for your newborn. But have you read about how to care for yourself? While caring for your newborn is undeniably important, self-care is important too. If you’re […]

Why Do My Nipples Hurt? | 10 Causes of Sensitive, Sore or Tender Nipples

Why Do My Nipples Hurt? Causes, Treatment, When to see a Doctor

December 8, 2016

Have you been experiencing nipple tenderness? If such symptom is not an ordinary part of your menstrual cycle, you may be wondering what’s going on with your body. Sore or tender nipples range from unpleasant to straight out painful. And even if your symptoms are on the milder side of the spectrum, they can be […]

The Must-Know Breastfeeding Basics For A Busy Mom

Must-Know Breastfeeding Basics For A Busy Mom

November 17, 2016

Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Whether you’re a new mom or not, it can be tricky getting the hang of breastfeeding. Sometimes the baby isn’t latching on, sometimes they aren’t getting enough milk. Not positioning your baby right or having difficulty breastfeeding can add to the new mommy stress. Here are […]

Hereditary Cancer Quiz

Hereditary Cancer Quiz

November 1, 2016

Some types of cancers run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we inherit from our parents. Gene changes that start in a single cell over the course of a person’s life are typically what cause most cancers. Sometimes, it seems that certain types of cancer run in families. […]

How To Perform A Breast Self-Exam

How To Perform A Breast Self-Exam

October 1, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone should know how to and regularly perform a breast self-exam. Please click on our interactive “orange” to learn how to perform a breast self-exam. Thanks to the National Breast Cancer Organization, you can read and see how to properly check yourself for lumps, hardened knots and swelling. Here […]

How to Get Heartburn Relief During Your Pregnancy

How to Get Heartburn Relief During Your Pregnancy

August 15, 2016

For many women, heartburn is a troublesome pregnancy symptom, particularly in the second and third trimesters. This condition is caused by a combination of changing hormone levels and the crowding of the abdominal organs by your growing baby. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to relieve the painful feeling of heartburn […]

When Does Morning Sickness Start?

When Does Morning Sickness Start?

July 16, 2016

One of the most discussed topics about pregnancy is morning sickness. We’ve seen it referenced in tons of movies and tv shows. It usually accompanies a woman finding out she’s pregnant. But, are these pop-culture references really accurate? When do women typically start experiencing morning sickness? Contrary to popular belief, most women don’t start feeling woozy […]

What to Expect During Your Third Trimester

What to Expect During Your Third Trimester

July 6, 2016

You may feel that your pregnant belly cannot get any bigger, but trust us, in the third trimester it will continue growing — a lot actually. Here’s what to expect from your changing body and growing baby these next few weeks. When Does the Third Trimester Start? The third trimester begins at 28 weeks and […]


HPV Symptoms and Treatments

June 28, 2016

HPV stands for the Human Papilloma Virus. HPV can be sexually transmitted and, if untreated, can lead to cervical cancer in women. There are roughly 100 strands of HPV that affect humans. Thirty of those are sexually transmitted infections. What Is HPV and How Common Is It? HPV is an extremely common virus. Many people […]

How Do I Know When I'm Ovulating?

How Do I Know When I’m Ovulating?

June 20, 2016

How do I Know When I am Ovulating? According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 11 percent of women ages 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant. This isn’t surprising considering women can only conceive during the small window of time each month when they are ovulating. Because women typically only ovulate for around […]