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Yummies From Mommies Help Babies
Besides being among the most wonderful moments a new mother can experience, breastfeeding your infant is very important for your child's future health. Breastfeeding benefits babies' health in many ways.
Obesity Complicates Hysterectomy
A recent study indicates  that obese women have an increased risk of complications during and after a hysterectomy.  Maintain optimal weight throughout your lifetime. Prof Osler, a consultant physician and professor of clinical databases in the Research Centre for Prevention and Health at Glostrup University Hospital in Glostrup, Denmark reports that they discovered that the increased risk of all bleeding complications and infection associated with obese women were only seen in women who underwent an abdominal hysterectomy . There was no increased risk associated with those who ha...
IUD's and Implants Deemed Best Birth Control
Did you know that Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) methods, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are the most effective forms of reversible contraception available? The are also safe for use by almost all women!
Pregnancy And Vitamin D
Expecting the best outcome when pregnant involves taking great care of yourself.  An area women need to focus on is vitamin D levels, which enable healthy bone development for your unborn child.
Fishing Expedition Finds Genetic Link in PPCM
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disease that affects one in 3,500 pregnant women, weakens the heart so that it no longer pumps blood efficiently. The cause of PPCM has been unknown, until now.
Causes of Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is a serious illness that is distressing for many new mothers. The causes were previously unclear, but a new study has unmasked some contributing factors to depression.
Labor Induction Green-light
Those last two weeks of pregnancy are quite miserable for most women. Bloatedness can flat kill your appetite for life. How about when your obstetrician decides to induces labor?
Smoking While Pregnant Lowers Good Cholesterol in Kids
It's no secret that smoking during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight or even miscarriage. But new research suggests smoking while pregnant can also affect children later in life.
Get Skinny To Get Pregnant
Weight loss has been shown to improve various medical conditions. Infertility can now join the growing number of conditions that can be treated by weight loss.
Menopausal Women Need to Step Up
Abundance indicates happiness, wealth and the land of plenty. Abundance in the mid-section for menopausal women is none of those things.  It's a drag. But it is an avoidable drag, though.