Women’s Health

Natural Ways to Relieve Cramps

Natural Ways to Relieve Cramps

April 13, 2015

The pain and discomfort of cramps makes many women dread their monthly period. While cramps are rarely a cause for medical concern, they can impede with your life and make every day activities less enjoyable. If you are one of the thousands of women who suffer from cramps every month, try some of these at […]

What Does OB-GYN Stand For?

What Does OB-GYN Stand For?

April 4, 2015

Most women are familiar with the term “OB-GYN,” but few know what the acronym stands for and what the particular medical fields specialize in. The “OB” in OB-GYN stands for “obstetrics,” while the “GYN” stands for gynecology. Together, these words symbolize the comprehensive care provided to women that aims to keep their reproductive systems healthy. […]

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

April 1, 2015

The second trimester of your pregnancy is an exciting time! Not only will you be able to find out the baby’s gender, but the unpleasant symptoms from your first trimester are likely fading away. But, while you may feel back to your old self, your body is still changing every day and you may start […]

Am I in Labor?

Am I in Labor?

March 23, 2015

 4 Signs You’re About to Go Into Labor There comes a point when every pregnancy turns into a waiting game. You’ve read all the books and baby-proofed the house; all that’s missing is your little bundle of joy! Around this time, women start thinking that every kick or pain is labor. But how can you […]

Natural Remedies For Morning Sickness

Natural Remedies For Morning Sickness

March 16, 2015

While many women feel delightful about their pregnancy, their bodies may disagree. Morning sickness leaves women nauseous and queasy, taking all the joy out of what is meant to be an exciting experience. If you are suffering through your pregnancy rather than enjoying it, don’t worry, relief is out there! Just try some of these […]

Pregnancy Myths: Can I Have Caffeine While Pregnant?

Pregnancy Myths: Can I Have Caffeine While Pregnant?

March 12, 2015

You’ve heard them before: those outlandish pregnancy myths touting how women shouldn’t wear heels, listen to rock music, go on long runs and so on. But what about consuming caffeine? Many of us love starting our day with a big cup of coffee—but if you have a little one on the way, you may be […]

Helping Your Daughter Choose the Right Feminine Hygiene Product

Helping Your Daughter Choose the Right Feminine Hygiene Product

March 6, 2015

The first menstruation is a momentous occasion in any young woman’s life. But while this is a beautiful time marking the transition from childhood to young adulthood, beginning the first menstrual cycle can be scary for your daughter. Besides all of the physical and emotional changes her body is going through, deciding which feminine hygiene […]

Is the HPV Vaccine Right For Me?

Is the HPV Vaccine Right For Me?

March 2, 2015

HPV, also known as the human papillomavirus, and is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. HPV affects more than 20 million people in the U.S. with 6.2 million more people being infected each year. Currently, there are around 40 types of HPV, and while most HPV infections don’t cause any symptoms […]

What Is a Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

What Is a Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

February 23, 2015

Pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD) are a collection of disorders that affect a woman’s pelvic floor. This is the group of muscles in the pelvic area that support the organs. Those organs include the bladder, rectum and uterus. When the pelvic organ muscles fail, it can cause discomfort, bathroom troubles or even serious medical conditions. As […]

How to Prepare Your Daughter For Her First Period

How to Prepare Your Daughter For Her First Period

February 20, 2015

Somewhere between the age of 9 and 16, most girls will get their first period. That’s why it’s so important for your daughter to understand what menstruation is early on. Girls as young as 8 can start menstruation, and the last thing you want is for your daughter to be completely caught off guard. While […]