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Ask a midwife: What pregnant women should know about CMV

June 08, 2018
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Simple precautions can help those at risk prevent contracting the virus.

Why a positive body image is so important

May 21, 2018
How we talk about our children’s bodies (and our own) in front of them is key to setting up a healthy relationship with food and eating behaviors for the rest of their lives, says Dr. Elizabeth Meade.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that people who were encouraged by their parents to diet during their teen years were actually more likely in adulthood to be overweight or obese, and have lower body satisfaction. They also tended to pass these messages on to their own children.

Ask a midwife: Could preeclampsia affect your pregnancy?

May 16, 2018
Could preeclampsia affect your pregnancy?

If you’re a woman who’s expecting or trying to conceive, you’ve probably heard of the term preeclampsia. But do you know what it means, and how it could potentially affect you if you develop this condition?

What to do about pelvic floor problems – decision making is a team event

May 15, 2018
For many women, some topics - often involving two major medical issues - can be hard to talk about, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.

How are you? Each of us is probably asked that question several times each day. We often go for the quick answer: Fine, great, getting along. For many women, some things can be much harder to say out loud, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.

STI Awareness Month

April 30, 2018
You may hear the terms “STI” and “STD” used interchangeably – STI stands for sexually transmitted infection and STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. STI is a newer terminology which recognizes that not all sexually transmitted infections cause symptoms of disease, but really these two terms mean the same thing. While talking about sex and sexually transmitted infections might feel awkward, it’s important to have these conversations with both your doctor and your partner(s) in order to keep you safe and healthy. 

Social media - how to protect your kids and yourself!

April 11, 2018
Social media is here to stay, and it’s important that we teach our children how to be responsible, safe users.

Daylight Savings – Does it affect your sleep?

April 09, 2018
Daylight savings time can absolutely affect sleep, especially if you didn’t prepare for the sudden change – and even more acutely if you have kids in your house who are ruled by their own Circadian rhythms, not what the number on the clock says!

Ovarian cysts: When should you worry?

April 05, 2018
woman holding stomach_200x118 It can be frightening to hear the phrase “ovarian cyst,” but start with this knowledge: ovarian cysts are a naturally recurring part of the ovulation cycle and most of the time, they resolve themselves without intervention.

Severe menstrual cramps: you don't need to suffer

March 29, 2018
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Severe menstrual cramps can be treated and you do not need to suffer. There are different treatments depending on the cause.

Bleeding disorders uncommonly dangerous but clinical trials are making headway

March 20, 2018

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Bleeding disorders affect up to 3 million people in the U.S., but new therapies developed through clinical trials are helping people manage these dangerous conditions.

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