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Benefits and Challenges of Breastfeeding

     Many choices have to be made when a new baby is on the way. One of these choices is how you are going to feed your baby, with breast milk or formula or maybe a mixture of both. Many factors can indicate which feeding route will be better for you, your baby, and...

Birth Control Options

     In this blog post, I am going to discuss different types of birth control. While there are numerous choices when it comes to choosing a birth control method, today I’m going to focus on four types. Two types that do not require a prescription and two that do....

Sexually Transmitted Infections

     Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, are infections that are spread through different types of sexual contact. STIs can be hard to catch because many of them are asymptomatic or don’t show symptoms until months after the infection occurs. There are many...

Preeclampsia

     In the last blog post, I went over a common pregnancy complication called gestational diabetes. This post is going to cover another common complication, preeclampsia. Scientists are not 100% sure what causes preeclampsia, but they believe it occurs when the...

Gestational Diabetes

     Pregnancy is probably one of if not the most, unique times in a woman’s life. It can come with many different emotions like excitement, fear, worry, joy, and the list goes on. One thing all pregnant women can expect to experience is a change in their bodies. Some...

Growth Cycle of a Baby- 3rd Trimester

     You have made it to the third and last trimester! But the baby still has some developing to do before he/she is ready to meet the world. In the next 10-12 weeks, your baby’s head will triple in size, they will gain more weight, they will rotate to be head down in...

Growth Cycle of a Baby- 2nd Trimester

     In the last blog post, I covered the physical changes a baby goes through during the first trimester of pregnancy. This post is going to cover physical changes that occur during the second trimester. We left off at week 12 where the baby is fully formed and is...

Growth Cycle of a Baby- 1st Trimester

      In the last blog post, I cover how and when pregnancy occurs. But what happens after fertilization and the baby starts to grow? How is your baby developing and what does their growth look like in the womb? In this blog post, I will be going through each week in...

Understanding and Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

Webster’s Dictionary defines a menstrual cycle as “the cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next.” (1) The average length of a woman's cycle is 28 days, but this can vary from woman to woman and even cycle...