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What You Don't Know About Easing Menopause (But Should!)

As women approach their late 40s to early 50s, many are anxious about what menopause will mean for them. I've heard women compare this experience to...

Robert Youngs
June 9 2015

10 Of The Healthiest Foods To Eat When You’re Pregnant

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably all too familiar with what foods to avoid — shellfish, unpasteurized cheese, and deli meats that may carry...

Nicole Avena, PhD
May 29 2015

7 Simple Healthy Habits For Pregnant Women

The irony of pregnancy is that the actual 40 weeks is referred to as "nine months." This is an especially bitter pill to swallow in the last few...

5 Lessons I've Learned From 3 Miscarriages

Seven months. Three pregnancies. Different emotional reactions to each, but same outcome. My first miscarriage happened at nine weeks. During my first...

Erica Orange
May 27 2015

Why The Menstrual Cup Is Better Than Pads Or Tampons

While tampons and pads are the most mainstream feminine hygiene products, I am a huge fan of the menstrual cup. Rather than absorbing menstrual fluid,...

Iris Josephina
May 11 2015
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10 Things To Do Now For A Healthy Pregnancy Later

The thought of having a baby today may make you break out into a cold sweat, but taking care of your body now is crucial for having a healthy baby...

May 6 2015

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Pregnancy Myths Debunked

When you find out you’re pregnant, life automatically changes. You are no longer making everyday lifestyle choices for yourself, but also for your...

Dr. Jan Rydfors
May 4 2015

What Your Menstrual Cycle Says About Your Health

Did you know that your period can be the biggest and clearest window to what is going on inside your body? Yes, that once a month call from nature can...

Dr. Vrinda Devani
May 1 2015

5 Everyday Chemicals To Avoid For Optimal Fertility

When preparing to try to get pregnant or conceive a healthy baby, there are certain things you can do to enhance your journey, and other things you...

Dr. Carolyn Alexander
April 28 2015

10 Things I Wish More People Knew About Maternal Health Worldwide

Ten years ago, I began working as a maternal health advocate to draw attention to the millions of mothers and newborns who die each year during...

Liya Kebede
April 21 2015

How My Wife And I Overcame Miscarriage & Infertility

I met my wife the first day of high school standing in line for school pictures. Fast forward 13 years: we were newlyweds excited to start a family. I...

Cory Judge
April 21 2015

5 Reasons To Love Your Period

From the time girls hit puberty, we’re taught to hate our periods. We’re taught to hide it (just shove a tampon in),complain about it when it comes...

Tova Payne
April 20 2015

What I Wish More People Understood About Infertility

When your hopes are dashed again and again, it’s hard to have the courage to keep trying — this is a fairly universal and relatable sentiment, in all...

Dr. Jane Nani
April 17 2015

What Every Woman Should Know About Getting Pregnant After The Pill

Birth control pills are one of the most effective means of preventing pregnancy, which is why it is such a popular method of contraception. But...

Dr. Richard Schmidt
April 3 2015

Should This Photo Have Been Deleted From Instagram?

You can get away with a lot of things on Instagram. You can post a photo of your butt in a thong bikini or your breasts (as long as your nipples are...

Emi Boscamp
March 28 2015

When Is The Right Time To See A Fertility Specialist?

Studies show that less than 50% of patients who are referred to a fertility specialist by their OB/GYN actually end up making the appointment. Why is...

Dr. Hal Danzer
March 27 2015

What You Need To Know About The Female Brain

Did you know that every brain starts out as female? At eight weeks of development, either a testosterone surge kills off cells in the communication...

Debbie Hampton
March 24 2015

How To Sync Your Menstrual Cycle With The Moon

If we are synced up with the moon's cycle, we will menstruate around the new moon and ovulate around the full moon.

Denise Wiesner
February 25 2015

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help You Have Amazing Sex

Are you feeling pressure to spice up your sex life but aren't sure how to go about it?

Denise Wiesner
February 13 2015

Trying To Conceive? 6 Questions To Ask Your Doctor

So you've decided to have a baby. Congratulations! This is a very exciting time of your life. All of the excitement often makes many of us want to...

Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis
February 4 2015