10 Self Care tips for the new Mom

New moms always think “I don’t have time for self-care” but it comes easier as you include small acts of self-love into your everyday routine. Getting a little personal TLC doesn’t make you a bad mom, okay?

Becoming Pregnant While on Birth Control

What? How could this happen?! Are some of the familiar exclamations from women when they…

Episiotomies: What are they? Benefits and Drawbacks

What’s an Episiotomy? An episiotomy is a surgical incision made in the perineum — the…

Same-sex Couples and Adoption

Same-sex couples are raising more adopted children than heterosexual couples, in the United States. Studies…

What happened to my organs? The things no one tells you about carrying a child

Pregnancy does all kinds of things to a woman’s body, and some of them —…

Why exercising is the most important thing you can do while pregnant

Regular exercise is good for you. People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of…

Should you take Pain Killers While Giving Birth?

Labor can be a whole other thing. When those contractions threaten to rip your innards…

Black Women and Fibroids

By the time they get to 50 years, 80 percent of black women and 70 percent of white women will develop fibroids. Black women are three times more likely than white women to develop fibroids. And relative to white women, black women are 2-3 times more likely to develop fibroids at a younger age, to have larger and more numerous fibroids, to have recurring fibroids, and to have more severe symptoms.

It’s Okay to Feel

Surprisingly, an astonishing 45 percent of the 6 million pregnancies in the United States each…

Having Twins, what to know?

Twins are more common than we might imagine. They account for 90 percent of multiple births. The prevalence of twin births has doubled from 1980 through 2009. Over the three decades, the twin birth rate rose by 76 percent, in the United States alone.

Should you Work-out while Pregnant

Basically, physical activity in all phases of life, including pregnancy is good for you. However, you will need to consult with your obstetrician-gynecologist or your maternity team who will evaluate you and advise before you embark on any exercise.

How your mental state affects your unborn child

In many countries, 1 in 5 new mothers experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, including prenatal and postpartum anxiety, depression and psychosis. Unfortunately, these illnesses go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to both mother and child.