What Is Postpartum Depression?
When a woman becomes pregnant, she often hears about the positive aspects of becoming a new mom (such as the overwhelming sense of love), and sometimes about the stresses moms commiserate about (such as the sleepless nights or a general feeling of inadequacy). However, talking about postpartum depression is often still considered taboo. And because […]
How to Talk to Your Daughter About Sex
It’s the awkward conversation every parent dreads: talking to your daughter about sex. Why is talking to your teen about sex so anxiety-inducing? The topic is important, and you want to make sure your child gets all the information she needs, but it is also an incredibly personal topic that can be embarrassing to discuss. […]
5 Questions About Sex You’re Too Afraid to Ask
It’s easy to be embarrassed about asking sex questions. Sex is something we learn how to do with the privacy of a partner, and we all know that many of the sex we see in the movies and on television isn’t exactly like the real thing. However, there are still questions most women would like […]
What Are the Stages of Menopause?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of menopause and are beginning to wonder if you’re actually going into menopause, there are a few things to look for. The best way to tell for sure is to be aware of your menstrual periods over the last year. Irregular or stopped periods are good indicators that menopause may be […]
Can Anxiety Affect Your Period?
When you’re on your period, you often experience a wide range of emotions. A sentimental commercial may make you cry. You may get upset over things that typically don’t bother you that much. Bloating and cramps may make you feel like you don’t want to deal with anyone at work. At least, not today. But […]
How Often Should I Get Tested for STDs?
Regularly seeing an OB-GYN for checkups and getting tested for STDs is one of the best things a woman can do to keep herself healthy. It’s important to remember that many birth control options don’t necessarily protect against STDs, and even when using a method that does, such as condoms, getting tested regularly can catch […]
Am I Too Old Get Pregnant?
The media is rife with Hollywood stars who have babies well into their 40s and 50s. But is that a realistic dream for the average woman? Whether you have taken time to focus on your career or it took you longer than you expected to meet the ideal partner, more and more women are delaying […]
What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?
When it comes to pregnancy, the signs and symptoms are different for every woman. This is especially true in the early stages, when every twinge causes you to wonder whether you’re expecting. Here are some of the most common early signs of pregnancy that may show up before the test turns positive. 6 Early Pregnancy […]
Dangers of Depression During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be an exciting time. However, experts estimate that approximately 10 to 20 percent of women experience depression symptoms during pregnancy. Here are some of the ways depression can harm a woman and her unborn baby. Pregnancy Complications Women who are depressed are less likely to receive prenatal care, which is essential for a […]