Incontinence. It's a seldom-discussed topic. But it affects nearly HALF of women over the age of 50, to some degree.It doesn't just affect the aging population, though. Women often experience some incontinence after childbirth, too.You may be coping by using special undergarments, limiting fluid intake, avoiding certain activities, and even modifying your wardrobe. It may even be affecting your quality of life. What else can you do? Maybe you feel embarrassed by it, but you should know that there are treatment options! So, speak … [Read more...] about What Can You Do About Urinary Incontinence?
One of the most common mental health concerns for many women is postpartum depression. But how do you know if you're experiencing postpartum depression, or if it's just "baby blues"?Here are the telltale signs... Baby Blues:- Last up to 2 weeks after birth- Include mild mood swings Postpartum Depression: - Lasts longer than 2 weeks- Includes ongoing feelings of anger, isolation, guilt, worry, and overwhelm- Interrupts daily living- Can interfere with eating, sleeping, and caring for baby- Can make it difficult to bond with baby If … [Read more...] about What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)?
Real contractions, or false alarm? You've probably heard of Braxton Hicks contractions. They are "practice" contractions that can start in mid-pregnancy and continue up until labor. But how do you distinguish them from the real thing? BRAXTON HICKS CONTRACTIONS:- Come at irregular intervals. - Last less than 30 seconds (typically).- Are uncomfortable, but not painful.- Go away when you change positions or move around.- Can be a sign that you're dehydrated. Drink up! TRUE LABOR CONTRACTIONS:- Come at fairly regular intervals … [Read more...] about Are Your Contractions the Real Deal?