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Help with Hot Flashes

Help with Hot Flashes

“I don’t have hot flashes; I have short, private vacations in tropical-like conditions.” (livebetterwith.com) Hot flashes. Whew! They’re a powerful force and one of the most common symptoms of menopause. One minute you’re chatting with a child about the week’s schedule; the next minute finds you vigorously pulling back-and-forth on the front of your shirt to create circulation as cheeks…

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Treating Morning Sickness Naturally

Treating Morning Sickness Naturally

Morning sickness makes it harder for newly pregnant mamas to enjoy their new status. Despite its name, “morning sickness,” can be “anytime of the day” sickness depending on your body’s reactions to all of the new changes. Keep Morning Sickness at Bay With Natural Remedies Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent and minimize the onset and severity…

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Pregnancy Pains: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Pregnancy Pains: What’s Normal, What’s Not

You’d think that only first-time mamas would be nervous about pregnancy and its physical manifestations. In truth, every pregnancy is different, so all women pay close attention to their baby, their bellies, and their bodies – whether it is Baby #1 or Baby #5. Learning what’s normal and what’s not in terms of pregnancy pains and everything else pregnancy-related is…

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5 Common Reasons for an Abnormal Pap Smear

5 Common Reasons for an Abnormal Pap Smear

Pelvic exams and Pap smears (or pap test) are routine screenings used by gynecologists at your annual wellness visits. The Pap smear is used to retrieve a small sample of cervical cells to have them analyzed by the lab. There, a lab tech will look at the sample under the microscope and determine whether the sample appears “normal” or “abnormal.”…

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Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy?

We believe there are both benefits and risks associated with any medication or hormone replacement therapy, so education, information, and awareness of your personal and family medical histories should all be part of the decision-making process before deciding whether HRT is right for you. Keep Informed About HRT & Use it Wisely. As menopause.org states, “The North American Menopause Society,…

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Safe Exercise During Pregnancy

Safe Exercise During Pregnancy

Women typically feel empowered once they learn they’re pregnant, but they can also feel incredibly vulnerable. This is especially true if pregnancy didn’t come easy (you’ve tried for months/years or used fertility treatments) or those who’ve experienced miscarriage in the past. As a result, many pregnant women shy away from exercise because they’re afraid it might hurt their baby. On…

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Is the Covid-19 Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Is the Covid-19 Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Learn more: COVID Vaccine Shared Decision Making Information for Pregnant Woman Updated 12.14.2020 We know the decision to accept the Covid-19 vaccine may not be a simple one. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions. The information below will help you make an informed choice about whether to get the COVID vaccine while you are pregnant or…

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Family Fun This Holiday Season

Family Fun This Holiday Season

Feeling like this year’s holiday season is lacking some of its sparkle as a result of social distancing and cancelled traditions? Before you convert to the Grinch’s way of thinking, we have news to keep your holiday spirits aglow. The Spokane area has plenty of family fun to offer for this 2020 holiday season, and if you plan your holiday…

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Your Biological Clock & Fertility

Your Biological Clock & Fertility

We wish we could say the biological clock concept is old news, but it’s not. In fact, if maternal age was considered an infertility factor, the proverbial clock would be one of the leading causes of infertility for women 36 years and older in the US and abroad. The reality is that age impacts both egg and sperm health (that’s…

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Common Causes of Irregular Periods

Common Causes of Irregular Periods

If we could communicate one thing to all of the women out there it is this: “Irregular Periods Are Never Normal!” Having irregular periods means you’re ovulating sporadically (or not at all). In addition to potential health issues that need to be addressed, skip periods may make it harder to conceive when you’re ready to start a family. We can’t…

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