Women’s Health

  • How Can I Get Rid of a Yeast Infection?


    Dear Midwife,
    I have had a yeast infection throughout my entire pregnancy. My doctor has tested me for STD's and all are negative. He has prescribed metro gel to me. I have used this every few months. I am now on my 32 week and am using this prescription every other week.

    Is there something stronger I can use or something I can change or do differently to help?

  • Birth Control: Frequently Asked Questions

    There are several reasons why the Pill can fail, or be less effective. Some medication prescribed by your doctor can have some adverse effects on the pill. Some known medications that can actually lessen the Pill's effectiveness are certain antibiotics...

  • A strange new journey


    My name is Melissa & I am currently pregnant with my first baby! My husband & I are over-joyed with the news. I have pollycystic ovarian syndrome & didn't think I could get pregnant easily, but it took just two months!

    I am about 8 weeks along & am having a bad day. Morning sickness kicked in about 2 weeks ago. That has not been fun. Foods I used to love I can't stomach anymore & I never know what Im in the mood for. Nothing tastes the same as it used to. I don't enjoy eating right now.

  • Dying For A Change: Hair Color and Your Pregnancy

    If you're like many women, bleaching, dying, or highlighting your hair may be a regular part of your beauty regime. And if you're like most pregnant women, you probably have some hesitation or even a fear about continuing to color your hair while baby is in tow. Read on for tips to minimize baby's risk and for safe coloring alternatives.

  • Groundbreaking Discovery in the Treatment of Preeclampsia

    Scientists at Mercy Hospital for Women have made a "groundbreaking discovery" in the treatment of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal condition that affects 1 in 20 pregnancies and kills 60,000 women worldwide each year.

  • Conception Countdown: Your Health Questions Answered

    Does "having a baby" top your list of New Year's Resolutions? There's no time like the present to start preparing your body for pregnancy. Whether this is your first time or you're hoping to conceive your second or subsequent baby, there's plenty you and your partner can do to increase your odds of giving birth to a healthy baby.

  • Laughing Through the Chaos - 5 milligrams is all it takes

    I've got a great support network of other moms online, and one day I told them that I was really irritable and stupid little things were really pissing me off. I told them that I'd cry really easily over stuff that never would have bothered me before. Postpartum depression was brought up. I shrugged it off and said - nope, not me, not depressed.

  • Postpartum Hair Loss: Am I Going Bald?

    Is all your hair falling out? There is a myth that women are fully recovered from pregnancy and delivery just six weeks after a baby is born. In fact, hormonal and physiological changes are still occurring many months postpartum.

  • Will a Gluten-Free Diet Improve Your Health?

    A gluten-free diet can be your simple answer to restoring good health. Some people say that going gluten-free relieved a slew of health problems, from fatigue and acne to obesity.

  • Anxiety and Depression Before Conception Linked to Baby's Sleep Problems

    Babies are more likely to wake in the night at six and 12 months of age if their moms experienced significant anxiety or depression prior to conception.