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7 Healthy Ways to Cope With PMS

7 Healthy Ways to Cope With PMS

Premenstrual (and menstrual) syndrome, PMS, is not for the faint of heart. Side effects include everything from headaches and pelvic/abdominal cramping to lower back pain, tender breasts, irritability, and a queasy tummy.  While hormonal birth control and over-the-counter medications can be used to minimize periods and PMS and to relieve pain and discomfort, they also come with their own set…

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What Are the Baby Blues?

What Are the Baby Blues?

If you’re pregnant, are close to someone pregnant, or you or someone you love just had a baby, get to know the symptoms of “The Baby Blues.” Paying attention and recognizing the signs and symptoms of Baby Blues are crucial to getting that precious mama the support and TLC she needs and deserves. The American Pregnancy Association writes that up…

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5 Embarrassing Things Your GYN Needs to Know

5 Embarrassing Things Your GYN Needs to Know

In the world of OB/GYNs, the topics and subjects our patients find “embarrassing” is just par for the daily course. We chose this profession because we are passionate about providing healthy reproductive care for our patients – and we do so with an emphasis on preserving your dignity. 5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed to Tell or Ask a GYN…

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5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Osteoporosis

5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Osteoporosis

Throughout our lifetime, bone tissue is continually broken down and rebuilt. Estrogen is a crucial player in the rebuilding phase of this lifelong cycle. Once estrogen production declines during menopause, bones are breaking down at a faster rate than they rebuild. This is why women have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis than men, especially during and after menopause. Fortunately,…

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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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