mental health

Can Menopause Cause Depression?

Am I dealing with menopause blues or depression? Let's take a look at both. The time leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, comes with various symptoms triggered by hormonal shifts: hot flashes, insomnia, and mood fluctuations. The emotional effects of...

What Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know About Breastfeeding

How will you feed your baby? Most pregnant women have thought this question by 28-32 weeks. If you’ve decided breastfeeding is for you or you still have questions, make plans to discuss options with your OB/GYN. In the meantime, here are some top things your...

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Postpartum Depression

Are you struggling but aren't sure how to talk to your doctor about postpartum depression? Keep reading for help. Postpartum Depression Symptoms can occur three months before giving birth and up to 1 year after the birth of your baby. Most mothers experience a sadness...

How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Have a Baby?

As a couple or single, having a baby is a life-changing decision. For some, it's a surprise; for others, it's a planned event. How do you know if you're ready to have a baby? Can you be sure that you are? 5 Signs That You May Be Ready to Have a Baby Do you see babies...

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is More Than the ‘Baby Blues’

When you hear the word Postpartum Depression (PPD), what do you picture in your mind? Television ads for medications have done a great job of giving us a visual picture of depression, but PPD can look and feel differently than a pervasive feeling of sadness.  What are...

Stress and You. Warning Signs of Stress and Health Risks

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

How Stress Affects Women: Causes, Signs, and Stress Management

Everyone has stress. Even everyday events, such as planning a meal or making time for errands, can be stressful. This kind of stress can make us feel worried or anxious. With all that women have going on in their various roles, it seems almost impossible to find ways...

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....

Five Health Issues that Concern Women

You're taking care of yourself with diet and exercise, but you know that women have different health concerns than men do, and different rates of susceptibility. What are the issues that you need to learn more about to prevent them from impacting your life? The top...

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...

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