Not the same thing as the familiar term “baby blues,” postpartum depression is a truly serious health issue, and according to the National Institute of Health, 15% of new mothers can suffer from it. If you have recently given birth, or know someone who has, remain mindful of these postpartum depression symptoms and support options.
Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical […]
There are four types of uterine fibroids with submucosal fibroids being the rarest form. A submucosal fibroid is non-cancerous, but it can lead to multiple symptoms and complications for women of childbearing age.
Unless you are a hermit, live in a bubble, or plan to stay in the woods alone from October through March, you are susceptible to the flu.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, abbreviated as PCOS, is a female hormone disorder. This syndrome is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones, which can lead to many issues involving the ovaries.
Friends and relatives of a pregnant mom are treated to pictures and videos of the growing fetus these days through social media platforms like Facebook, so it’s no surprise that ultrasounds are done earlier and earlier. An ultrasound can tell you many secrets like the gender of the baby unlike decades ago when it would […]
Many women living with endometriosis do not even realize that they have it. Sexual health can be a bit of a touchy topic that leaves many women feeling embarrassed about their body, but there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and speaking up will only help to improve both the quality and longevity of […]
New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right? There are some common health issues for new […]
Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States. Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a […]
Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease. For World Cancer Day in 2017, individuals and organizations are adopting the “We can. I can” approach to cancer. This means that organizations and individuals will […]