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Understanding Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause

Did you know that there are three phases of menopause? All are important times of transition in a woman’s life. The symptoms of each stage may vary, although many women report having the same throughout. It is important for every woman to understand what to expect during perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

9 Things You May Not Know About Your Period

Women have an average of 450 periods in their lifetime, so it seems strange that they would be surprised by anything related to the menstrual cycle. However, there are many things women of all ages don’t know about their periods! Here are some facts that every woman should understand about their menstruation:

Self-breast Exams VS Self-breast Awareness

Self-breast awareness and self-breast exams are healthy and all adults (yes, even men!) should use both to determine their breast health. But, what is the difference between the two and which is better? Here is some basic information about keeping up with your breast health.

What Medications Are Safe To Take During Pregnancy?

Some medications are safe to take during pregnancy, while many others are not. Some are even more dangerous for a baby in the first three months. Before taking any medicine, you should speak with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you and your baby.

Important Preventive Health Screenings For Women

When it comes to health screenings, the more regularly you can get them the better. Because every woman is different, there is no defined list of screenings to use. However, there are guidelines many doctors use that can help you decide which services you may need.

8 Activities To Avoid While Pregnant (And Why They Are Dangerous)

In order to have a healthy pregnancy, you can and should exercise, following your doctor’s guidelines. There are many activities that pregnant women can do, but there are some that should be avoided. Here are five of the most common.

5 Facts About Endometriosis Everyone Should Know

Endometriosis is an often painful condition that is caused by tissue (similar to that found in the lining of the uterus) growing outside of the uterine cavity. The tissue typically grows on the ovaries, bowel, and general pelvic region, but it can sometimes occur outside of these areas. These areas of tissue growth are known as endometrial implants.

Prenatal Care Tips Every Expecting Mother Should Know

There are many steps that every expecting mother should take during their pregnancy. Prenatal care is vital to the health of both mother and baby. It provides the necessary information on nutrition, testing, and stages of pregnancy. This care also allows you to catch any health concerns early.

What Does My Breast Pain Mean?

Mastalgia, known simply as breast pain, isn’t uncommon. But, if you aren’t aware of your own body’s norms and what breast pain can mean, it can be scary to experience. First and foremost, if you have breast pain or are concerned, speak with your doctor. Then you can become familiar with the causes of pain and what you should keep an eye on.

What Is Pelvic Floor Rehab And How Can It Benefit You?

When you have health concerns related to your pelvic region, you will likely need pelvic floor rehab. This is a treatment that uses physical therapy to restore the function of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in that specific area. It helps strengthen the muscles as well as alleviate pain, weakness, and other related symptoms like bowel and bladder incontinence.

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