Ab Separation: What You Should Know About Diastasis Recti

Women often have high hopes that their bodies will "bounce back" shortly after pregnancy — and then they feel disappointed when that doesn't happen. But the truth is, it took nine months to grow that bundle of joy, and postpartum recovery takes time, Mama. In fact, consider removing "bounce back" from your vocabulary altogether because

PMS Mood Swings: Why They Happen (and What You Can Do About Them)

Like clockwork, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects a large percentage of women (more than 90 percent!) who are of childbearing age in the days leading up to their period. This can include physical symptoms such as body tenderness, bloating, cramps, and fatigue — or they can be more emotional, causing an increase in mood swings, sadness,

The Truth About Sex Over 50

Before you start blushing, remember: Sex shouldn't be a taboo topic, especially with your ob-gyn. As we age and have babies, our bodies and hormones inevitably change — but that doesn't mean that your sex life has to suffer. Dr. Rebekah Richmond recently appeared on the Uncluttered and Unfiltered podcast to talk all things sex

5 More Health-Related Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Year after year, the vast majority of New Year's resolutions are health-related, with vowing to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight ranking in the top three. While the timing is perfectly fine — after all, the beginning of a new year comes with it the promise of a fresh start — the resolutions themselves

Benefits of Birth Control: Beyond Preventing Pregnancy

While birth control pills are primarily used for the obvious — preventing unwanted pregnancy — there is a myriad of other reasons why women may regularly take these teeny tiny pills. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 1.5 million American women take "the pill" for reasons other than contraception. For starters, oral

Finding the Right Prenatal Vitamin for You

Prenatal vitamins are a key component of having a healthy pregnancy, and they should be taken daily when trying to conceive and while pregnant. A healthy diet is also important, but that can only cover so much, which is where prenatals come in — they can help fill in any nutritional gaps to ensure that

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

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

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