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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You know the feeling. It hurts to pee, it’s hard to pee, and putting it mildly, your urine itself smells pretty terrible. Between 50 and 60% of adult women have experienced a UTI in their lifetime, so it’s easy to recognize the early symptoms. Now what, should I see a gynecologist for a UTI?
Millions of women have chosen an IUD as their preferred contraceptive method. It’s not a decision you should make on a whim. If you are thinking about getting an intrauterine device, but you’re unsure, let us give you information to help you make an informed choice.
Women routinely have Pap smears during their well-woman appointments typically every three years until they are age 65 and older. Once results have been reviewed, if there is anything out of the ordinary, your OBGYN may call to inform you the test was abnormal and discuss next steps. No need to fret, let’s go through some common causes of an abnormal Pap smear.
Your dream is finally coming true. You are pregnant! Once you come back down to earth and calm down, it’s time to start planning your first prenatal visit. Here’s everything you should know.