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Special ‘Delivery’: Mama Duck Hatches Babies At Baptist Beaches

Well, if this isn't the sweetest spring story we've ever heard — and just in time for Easter! A smart mama duck found herself at precisely the right spot last week when her 10 ducklings hatched in the atrium of Baptist Medical Center Beaches' labor and delivery center. Perhaps her maternal instincts were taking over?

The Truth About Urinary Tract Infections

Many women are all too familiar with the dreaded urinary tract infection (UTI). Just the term alone can evoke cringe-worthy memories of the trademark burning sensation and never-ending pesky urge to pee. But the fact of the matter is, you can drink all the cranberry juice in the world (more on that later) and still

Your Menstrual Cycle and the COVID-19 Vaccine

There's no denying that the past two years have been tremendously tough on all of us. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more studies are being conducted on both the virus itself and the efficacy of the vaccine. A recent scientific study published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal shows that the COVID-19 vaccine

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

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