I was infected with Herpes in a monogamous relationship (we anticipated our vows, and I am now married to him). This is my story. I am writing this article so that others in my situation hopefully find the answers to their questions.
Dear Lactation Consultant,
I am living in West Africa and don't have access to specialized medical care or anyone I feel comfortable talking with, so I am hoping you might have a moment to help me.
Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello. I have a 2-month-old baby, and started back at the gym. It's okay'ed to do anything as far as exercising with my doctor. I would like to know if this routine sounds good. Do you think I'll start to see a difference? I know it takes a while to get back into shape. I go to the YMCA 4 times a week. I usually start on the elliptical machine for 20 minutes, then I go do the resistance machines.
The first 6 weeks following your delivery is still part of the childbearing cycle. Called the postpartum period, it brings many changes as your body adjusts to a non-pregnant state.
In addition to the tests and measurements you've come to anticipate at your regular prenatal visits, at 21 - 24 weeks you may well have some additional tests. Read more!
As our understanding of anatomy, modern medicine, the mechanics of childbirth, and technology have significantly increased, more and more women are exploring the idea of a home birth with trained midwives or nurse-midwives for low-risk, healthy, normal pregnancies. This article will help increase your understanding as you move toward an informed decision.
Incompetent cervix is not routinely checked for during pregnancy and therefore is not usually diagnosed until after a second or third trimester miscarriage has occurred.
Telogen effluvium is the excessive shedding of hair that occurs one to five months following pregnancy. This is not uncommon, affecting somewhere between 40 to 50% of women
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer (other than skin) in American women and the second major cause of death after lung cancer. One out of 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime.
There are two types of mammograms: screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms. Screening mammograms are breast x-rays for women who have no symptoms of breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms may be necessary for a woman who has symptoms of a breast problem or a breast lump.