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Your Guide to Pregnancy After 35

Category: News

It’s no secret that many women are waiting longer to begin a family. They want to accomplish some personal goals like completing their graduate degrees or reaching professional milestones. They make the decision to put pregnancy on the back burner, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t serious about wanting a baby. They know it would have been easier to get pregnant in their twenties, however, they recognize that it is still doable. If that describes you, here is your guide to pregnancy after 35.

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What Does Vaginal Atrophy Feel Like?

Category: News

Vaginal atrophy is one of the side effects of menopause. When a woman has adequate estrogen, all is well, but as soon as estrogen begins to decline, many negative consequences ensue. Vaginal atrophy is one of them. What does vaginal atrophy feel like?

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What Are Safe Medications During Pregnancy?

Category: Pregnancy

Would you be surprised to know you should ask your obstetrician or your pharmacist whether to continue with a particular prescription drug once you know you are pregnant? First time mothers can be astonished this is the case. In fact, there are some over-the-counter medications pregnant women should avoid while pregnant. Let’s discover the safe medications during pregnancy.

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Colposcopy: What to Expect

Category: Pap Smear

If you have heard of a colposcopy, it is probably because your gynecologist mentioned it in relation to your last PAP smear which was abnormal. Your OBGYN may have recommended this minor procedure for several reasons including unusual bleeding. Let’s get more information about colposcopy and what to expect.

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Exercise & Pregnancy: Recommendations & Safety Guidelines

Category: Pregnancy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tells us that regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. That includes women who are pregnant. Starting from that recommendation, we will provide some guidance on the proper amount, the best type, and some necessary precautions and exceptions for exercise and pregnancy.

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How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam

Category: Breast Exam

A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam.

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I Pee When I Laugh: Is This Normal?

Leaking urine when you laugh is not funny. It is both embarrassing and worrisome. It can lead to isolation for fear of urinating in public. Known as stress incontinence, it is the most common type of incontinence, and it usually affects women more than men. I pee when I laugh: is this normal? Let’s find out.

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Hospital Bag Guide: Items to Pack for Your Hospital Stay and Delivery

Category: Pregnancy

If you are a chronic procrastinator, now is the time to change your habits. Having your hospital bag ready early is non-negotiable! If you are the type who is always early, completes tasks ahead of time, or is generally well organized—good for you—but you still need a hospital bag guide. Let’s go through items to pack for your hospital stay and delivery.

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Prioritizing Breast Health: Your Guide to Breast Exams

Breast exams are performed to check for any unusual changes to your breast tissue. These checks are an important way to be proactive with your breast health—early detection is the best protection. Do you know how to do a monthly breast self exam? Prioritizing breast health: your guide to breast exams.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What you can do to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer

Breast cancer is a concern for many, but there’s so much you can do to lower your risk and prioritize your well-being. Join us in the fight against breast cancer by taking proactive steps to protect your health!

Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide. While you can’t change some factors, there are proactive measures you can take to lower your risk.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Excess body weight can increase hormone levels and the risk of breast cancer.

Adopting a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol can raise estrogen levels, contributing to an increased risk. Try to limit your alcohol intake to reduce your breast cancer risk.

Stay Physically Active

Regular exercise not only helps maintain a healthy weight, but also reduces the risk of breast cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.

Breastfeed if possible.

It has been shown to have a protective effect against breast cancer.

Know your family history of breast cancer. As genetic factors can increase your risk.

Stay informed and consult with your healthcare provider. Remember, these steps don’t guarantee prevention, but they can help to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

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