In industrialized nations today, synthetic hormonal oral contraception (aka the birth control pill) is the most common practice for preventing pregnancy. Despite evidence suggesting that there are many possible dangers of birth control pills, millions of women choose to take these … Continue reading Birth Control Pills: Dangers, Side Effects & Alternatives
Studies have shown that women’s nutrient intake is highly dependent on not only their diets, but factors like their economic status, social and cultural environment, personal habits, age, level of activity and genetics. Experts believe that some of the most … Continue reading The Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Women
According to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, one out of three American adults does not get enough sleep on a regular basis. For millions of people, melatonin might be the answer to preventing another terrible night’s … Continue reading Melatonin Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Potential Side Effects
In ancient times, spikenard was regarded as one of the most precious oils. It’s been used as a perfume, a medicine and in religious contexts across a wide territory from India to Europe. Biblically, it’s referenced when Mary of Bethany spent … Continue reading Spikenard Essential Oil Uses & Benefits for Body & Mind
Never heard of fenugreek? Don’t worry — you’re not alone — but that doesn’t mean you should continue to be in the dark on this medicinal herb. In fact, I recommend using it on a regular basis. Why? Because fenugreek … Continue reading Fenugreek: Benefits i.e. Pregnancy, Uses and Side Effects
I’m a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on … Continue reading Nurse Gets Covid-19 While Pregnant With Twins And Shares Symptoms
You might slather sunscreen on yourself all day long with no regard, but you’re likely looking at ingredients a little more closely when it comes to what you’re layering onto your kids’ skin. Luckily there are plenty of SPFs that … Continue reading 10 Best Sunscreens For Kids And Babies 2020 – Safe Sunblock
A French health official posted on Twitter that anti-inflammatory medication could be “a factor in aggravating” novel coronavirus infections. His Tweet received more than 42,000 retweets, but some doctors are questioning his advice. Because COVID-19 is a new virus, there … Continue reading Experts Question Tweet Saying Ibuprofen May ‘Aggravate’ COVID-19
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2020
Iron deficiencies are very common. In fact, many groups are at an increased risk of deficiency for this important mineral, including infants and children, women who are pregnant, those with heavy menstrual periods and those following a vegan or vegetarian … Continue reading Iron Supplements: Dosage Advice for Who Needs Them
In October 2019, the company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — makers of the world’s top-selling baby powder — recalled a batch of baby powder after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in at least one bottle. That’s right: baby … Continue reading Baby Powder Asbestos Dangers: Should You Worry?
Whether you’re an athlete with a daily high demand placed on your body or recovering from an injury or illness, deep tissue massage likely has some benefits to offer you. Massages have been utilized for thousands of years throughout the … Continue reading Deep Tissue Massage Benefits, Techniques and More
If you want to avoid an unintended pregnancy, taking birth control is usually a no-brainer. But what if that same birth control upped your risk of breast cancer? According to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, women … Continue reading Hormonal Birth Control and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Most pregnant women aren’t exactly lining up to give birth via caesarian section, but C-sections happen pretty often. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 32 percent of babies delivered in the U.S. in 2017 were born … Continue reading 10 C-Section Scar Questions, Answered By MDs
Why are Cells Important? There are over 37 trillion cells in your body that work hard for you every single day. On average, your body loses 19 million cells each minute, and makes an equal amount to replace them. As … Continue reading Why Are Micronutrients Important?
We’ve all been there: You go to take your birth control pill and realize: Crap, I forgot to do this yesterday! Your mind becomes a nonstop reel of questions that slowly elevates your anxiety level toward the red zone. Should … Continue reading Missed Birth Control Pill – Should I Double Up If I Missed a Birth Control Pill?
Are you a mother trying to find a formula for your infant? Are you confused which baby formula is the best to choose? If these concerns … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2019
When Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, MD, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was pregnant, she was determined to breastfeed her baby. Like many expectant mothers, she had seen human milk described as the “gold standard,” and heard the “breast is best” mantra. Once … Continue reading What Our Obsession With Breastfeeding Is Doing to Moms and Their Babies
Theo Taylor, who was born on March 15 at just 12 oz. — which is around the same size as a Coca-Cola can — went from being on the brink of death to thriving six months later. The baby from Durham, England, … Continue reading Baby Boy Born the Size of a Coke Can Miraculously Survives and Is ‘Doing So Well,’ Says Mom
It’s easy to take your period for granted (or, you know, wish it away forever)—but when that time of the month rolls around and you’re surprisingly cramp-, rage-, and blood-free, … Continue reading 8 Reasons For A Missed Period
Eating 60 grams of nuts everyday was associated with an increase in sperm count, according to a new study. The clinical study followed 119 men over the course of 14 weeks to determine if eating nuts impacted their sperm health. … Continue reading Eating Nuts Could Make Sperm Healthier
John Cena—pro wrestler, wish granter, defender of the Universe—has always had what you might generously call a unique approach to romance. Following a 2012 split with … Continue reading 7 Celebrities Who Became Fathers After Turning 40
Actress Amanda Seyfried admitted not long ago on a podcast that she’s been taking the antidepressant Lexapro for “years and years and years.” She even continued taking the drug while pregnant with her first child. Must be pretty harmless, right? … Continue reading 7 Lexapro Side Effects You Should Know
Did you know that iodine deficiency is now regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most prevalent and easily preventable case of impaired cognitive development in children in the world? There are at least 30 million suffering from … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency Epidemic: How to Reverse It for Your Health
After having a baby, many women might find it painful to have sex, even months after they’ve given birth Aside from the physical effects of labor, some women are too overwhelmed by the demands of new motherhood to have an … Continue reading Sex After Baby: What All New Dads Need to Know
You’re bloated like never before and your period has been acting CRAZY for the past few months. Probably just PMS gone wild, right? Not so much. Those are both symptoms of uterine fibroids, which you definitely shouldn’t just ignore. Fibroids … Continue reading Fibroid Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About
Compared to the rest of the digestive system, the gallbladder doesn’t receive a ton of airplay. The pear-shaped organ that hangs out with the liver and pancreas, acts as a storage facility for bile, releasing it into the intestines on … Continue reading 6 Gallstone Symptoms You Should Know About
Many people told me that being induced would be really difficult, long, and painful. Luckily, I had the exact opposite experience: It was amazing. My pregnancy was similarly easy, and it went by so fast. That’s probably because I spent … Continue reading My Birth Story: I Can’t Feel My Contractions
When you get your period, it can feel never ending. So when it peaces out quicker than normal, it might seem like a reason to celebrate. But if your period suddenly goes from lasting a week to lasting just a … Continue reading Shorter Periods: What You Need To Know If Your Periods Are Suddenly Shorter Than Normal
Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like most women in the U.S., you may not be. We’re supposed to get our daily supply of this important nutrient from the sun and from food, but according to recent studies, … Continue reading 7 Reasons Women Need to Get Their Vitamin D Levels Checked…Now!
Your fertility is one of those things you take for granted until you actually want to put it to use. That’s usually when you realize you actually have no idea what goes into making a baby beyond the basics. Of … Continue reading 5 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Her Fertility
The key to cancer prevention might very well lie in your hands: According to new research by the American Cancer Society, factors potentially under your control, such as smoking, eating red and processed meats, and physical inactivity, contribute to a … Continue reading How to Prevent Cancer: Lifestyle Factors Are Responsible For 4 in 10 Cancers
Although the importance of dietary and lifestyle habits during pregnancy is well known, did you know that the risk of inadequate intakes of vital nutrients is high even in the most industrialized countries? A 2013 study published in the Journal … Continue reading Pregnancy Diet: What Are the Best Foods & Supplements?
Mmm…There’s nothing more satisfying than a nice cup of green tea in the morning. It’s tasty and gives you a nice energy boost. Plus, it’s got a whole slew of health benefits (like reducing your risk of skin cancer and revving … Continue reading Drinking a Lot of Green Tea Could Mess with Your Fertility
As a child, I was sexually abused by my dad. And like a lot of girls who are abused, I married young—I was 22. We had … Continue reading Pregnancy Abuse: I Survived It and Here’s What Happened