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High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy!

It’s time to hit the awareness button on this national health issue for women. Having high blood pressure during pregnancy can put both mother and baby at risk for problems. High blood pressure in pregnant women in the United States…

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Fallopian Tubes — Go with the Flow…

The Fallopian tubes are amazing female body parts that play a vital role in reproduction. They are fragile, but hardworking J-shaped slender tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. The tubes are mobile, active, and help transport the male sperm…

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Pregnancy and COVID19 — What to know?

As we prepare for Flu Season, COVID persists, affecting people from all walks of life. From young to old, this virus has shown that we must remain proactive and not let our guard down. Health Experts from across the globe…

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Teen Pregnancy Talk…

Today’s teens are smart, straight forward thinkers, who want honest facts and answers to their questions. They are data-driven, social media savvy and can Google just about anything. As parents of teens, we need to prepare to meet them on…

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Moms, bones, and babies!

If our bones could talk, what would they say about how well we take care of them?  It might surprise us to overhear their comments. Maybe those creaking sounds we sometimes hear from our bones is their way of telling…

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The importance of newborn screenings

If you’re pregnant and about to deliver, there’s so much excitement ahead! During pregnancy, you’ve taken the steps for a great start by eating healthy, exercising, attending prenatal visits, and classes. And a remarkable chapter is about to begin, motherhood.…

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Why is vaginal dryness such a secret?

No matter your stage in life, vaginal dryness has most likely come your way at some point. Many women with this issue suffer in silence, and don’t ask for or get help. While almost half of post-menopausal women have trouble…

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Understanding Miscarriage

For women who have suffered a miscarriage, it is a very difficult loss and one that is not easily defined. There are feelings of sadness and thoughts of “what if,” that sneak into the mind and make us wonder why.…

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The Pelvic Floor ̶ Keeping it strong!

A firm foundation is vital for maintaining good health. As women, one area that we often overlook is our pelvis and pelvic organs. These organs play an essential health role and it’s important to keep them in great shape. Duke…

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Take the steps to improve MH!

What is maternal health (MH) and why is it so important for women? MH refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. For women, this should be a positive experience, but many may face preventable…

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