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Find Relief From Fibroids With Acessa

Struggling from ongoing pain and discomfort from uterine fibroids? Know that you're not alone — and treatment is available. For some, these noncancerous growths of the uterus may not even be problematic, with zero signs or symptoms. For others, the benign tumors can grow rather large, resulting in a variety of symptoms including severe abdominal

How to Protect Yourself and Your Baby from COVID-19

Whether expecting your first or your fourth child, pregnancy (and motherhood, for that matter) can be both an exciting time and fraught with stress and anxiety. You want to keep both yourself and your baby as healthy as possible, and with that natural desire comes choices and decisions that must be made. When pregnant

Struggling With a Heavy Period Every Month?

Struggling with an excessively heavy or long period every month? We know it's not fun — especially here in Florida where we get to spend several months out of the year enjoying the sun, surf, and sand! For starters, know that you're not alone, but more importantly, heavy periods aren't something you just have to

Your Mental Health Matters: 7 Simple Mood Boosters

Discussing mental health struggles doesn't have to be a taboo topic. In fact, mental illness is more common than you might think — there has been a demonstrated rise in depression and anxiety in recent months, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 20% of U.S. adults experience mental illness at some point;

Struggling With Infertility? You’re Not Alone

If you and your partner are struggling to have a sweet bundle of joy, you're not alone. (Trust us.) Infertility is best described as not being able to get pregnant (or stay pregnant) despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. In the United States, about 12% of married couples have difficulty getting

Meet PMDD, the Evil Twin of PMS

You're not going crazy, even though it may feel like it at times. Particularly during the final days of your menstrual cycle, it's not uncommon for many women to experience symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which often recurs in a predictable pattern in the days leading up to your period. It is estimated that as

Yes, You Can Prevent Cervical Cancer (Almost) Entirely

It wasn't all that long ago that cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for women throughout the United States. However, the number of cervical cancer diagnoses and the number of deaths have gone down significantly in recent decades. The primary reason for the decrease? The regular occurrence of Pap tests, which are

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Expectant Mama

Nourishing new life in your growing belly is a round-the-clock job that isn't for the faint of heart. From dealing with occasional-turned-frequent discomfort to certain lifestyle adjustments in order to keep baby healthy (see ya, sushi and wine!), expectant mamas deserve to be treated extra special this holiday season. So, whether she's anxiously awaiting her

Tiny Warriors: Tips for NICU Parents

Having your sweet newborn baby whisked off to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be a heart-wrenching, anxiety-ridden experience for any parent. Whether born prematurely, underweight, or with health complications, some babies wind up needing extra-special care — and parents find themselves visiting their newest arrival in the NICU instead of adjusting to life

Your Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag Checklist

While so much can feel uncertain surrounding labor & delivery (despite even the best birth plans), one thing is for sure: You definitely don't want to be frantically packing your hospital bag in between piercing labor contractions. It is suggested to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go anywhere between weeks 32 and

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