Your Commonly Asked Breastfeeding Questions, Answered

The art of breastfeeding can be a conundrum for many new (and even experienced!) moms — from latch to milk supply to the frequency of feeds. But there's no doubt when it comes to the endless benefits that breast milk can provide your baby. Known to many as nature's perfect baby food, breast milk is

The Reality of Postpartum Depression

Bringing a new baby into the family can introduce a whole host of emotions, from excitement and joy to sadness and anxiety. The flux of hormones coupled with the extreme life change, be it your first baby or your fifth, can contribute to several of these negative feelings. This can cause both confusion and even

Listen Up, Ladies: Your Heart’s Health Matters

While heart disease may often be considered a primary problem for men, it's actually the leading cause of death for both men and women. Shocking, right? And though heart disease may be more common in those who are older or post-menopause, it is something that women of all ages should take seriously. In fact, one

Clueless About Menopause? Here’s What You Need to Know

While it's something many of us don't want to think about, menopause is bound to hit basically 100 percent of women. If you have a menstrual cycle, you're going to be gifted with "the change" at some point during your 40s and 50s (51 is the average age in the U.S. for the onset of

5 Health-Related Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

The new year often brings the promise of a fresh start and new beginnings, making it an optimal time to kickstart any self-improvement goals. But the fact is, more than half of all New Year's resolutions fail, often for one of three reasons: It's based on what someone else (or society) thinks you should change,

What You Need to Know About Early Breast Cancer Screenings

While pink ribbons seem to run rampant during the month of October, breast cancer is a topic that should be on our minds 365 days a year — or at least some of those days. The truth? Females in the U.S. have a 12 percent chance of getting breast cancer in their lifetime — that's one

The Importance of Self-Care: 6 Tips for Much-Needed ‘Me’ Time

If you're a mom, you can barely get dressed without having to pause mid-pant leg to make a snack, change a diaper, or ward off some disastrous situation that may or may not involve "washable" markers and your kitchen table. If you live with a roommate (be it your spouse, a friend, your dog, or someone you

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is an endocrine disorder that causes hormonal imbalances in approximately 5-10% of all women. PCOS is a complex and heterogeneous disorder, and the most common cause of infertility in women. Women suffering from PCOS present either oligo-ovulation or anovulation (less frequent or absent ovulation). This results

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