Emotional Health

What is Caregiver Stress?

Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child with an illness, injury, or disability in the past year. Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common, and women especially are at...

Fourth Trimester – Happy, Healthy Mom Equals Happy, Healthy Baby

The fourth trimester, or the first three months of a baby’s life, is filled with a tremendous amount of adjustments and milestones for the baby. These mental and physical developments during your baby’s first three months outside the womb are just as important as...

Maternal Mortality – How To Protect Yourself

Let’s start with the good news: Infant mortality has reached an all-time low. While this is cause for celebration, a recent analysis by the CDC found that mothers in the United States have a higher rate of dying after giving birth than many other developed countries....

12 Ways to Handle Stress and the Holidays

Whew! The holidays can be a whirlwind of fun, festive activities. However, shopping, parties, baking, cleaning, choosing the right gift, and entertaining can also amplify stress. If not addressed, stress can hurt your health and seriously sideline your holiday plans....

Hormone Blues: How to Reclaim your Life

Hormones…While some women hardly notice them, others dread the havoc hormones wreak on their weight, mood, food cravings, and desire for sex. Some women feel as if for a time they have lost control of their life. But hormones don’t have to overwhelm you. First, what...

Five Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

All resolutions are full of inspired hope, usually created in an optimistic swirl of confetti. But for long-term success, a detailed and sustainable action plan is crucial. Let’s get you on your way to making 2016 your healthiest year yet. 1. Commit to one thing Don’t...

Stressed? Me? Know what stress can do to your health

Wondering why you can’t shake that headache or cold? Why your muscles always seem tense and you sometimes get chest pains? It could be stress, and many women may not realize how stressed they are. Traffic, a late-night deadline, tension with a teenager…the stress can...

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Anxiety

“Immediately following the birth of my daughter I began to feel the downward spiral of postpartum depression. I believe strongly that the hormonal issues, for me, were hugely exacerbated by the pain that I was experiencing post birth as well. I had second degree...

Infertility: A Private Disease

For years you have dreamed of having a home where the laughter of children echoed through the halls. When your doctor tells you that your chances of ever having a live birth are minimal, it blows against your heart like a hurricane. Dreams shatter when faced with the...

Stress Busters

A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances defines stress. It effects every system in our body. Many emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart...

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