Up to 25% of pregnant women have some bleeding or spotting especially in the first trimester. Bleeding in early pregnancy doesn’t necessarily mean there is an issue, but it can indicate a miscarriage or some other complication. It certainly can be worrisome. How much bleeding in early pregnancy is normal?
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.
Many women make plans for any major event in their lives. Vacations, weddings, and special birthdays are good examples. Having a baby certainly fits into these other major events in your life. If you are a woman who makes lists for even trivial events, having a birth plan makes perfect sense. What should be included in a birth plan?
There are endless jokes about women drivers, but feeling confident, comfortable and alert before getting behind the wheel is not a joke when you are driving during pregnancy. There are no laws or restrictions about driving while pregnant, however, it doesn’t hurt to review some safeguards. Here is your guide to driving while pregnant.
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 were never one to panic or overreact to things in your life, but then again, you have never been pregnant before. Life has changed, and your “panic meter” may be set differently. Time to find out about cramping during pregnancy: should I be worried?
Women who have either uterine polyps or fibroids can be asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms. They can go through life oblivious to these conditions unless they begin to have certain symptoms, and that is usually when there is a diagnosis. Uterine polyps vs fibroids: what’s the difference?
Pregnancy is a wondrous time filled with hopes, dreams, and love. It can also be a time of anxiety if complications interrupt all the positive vibes. Every woman needs to be aware of what problems can occur throughout those nine months. Just as important is to know how to deal with pregnancy complications including causes, symptoms, and care.
No one enjoys discussing STDs, but if you are an adult having sex, or you are a parent, it would be wise to learn some essential facts about STDs that everyone should know.