Category: Women’s Health


At Long Last, Hannah Claire. Part 2

May 11th, 2012 — 12:36pm

She still insisted that some discomfort was a normal part of the process. But ultimately, she phoned in a prescription for a powerful sleeping potion. Dutifully, Steve retrieved it from the drug store, and dutifully I took it; it did nothing but make me drowsier. Continue reading »

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At Long Last, Hannah Claire. Part 1

May 11th, 2012 — 12:32pm

It finally happened. And I do mean finally!

On August 24th, at 6:33 a.m., little Hannah Claire, all 8 pounds, 20 1/2 inches of her, slid into the world. And the amazing part of it was that she did it on her own, meaning I didn’t have to have the Pitocin. Continue reading »

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How Diabetes Affects Pregnancy

March 29th, 2012 — 3:46pm

Gestational diabetes occurs in women during pregnancy. Usually this happens in the second half of her term, around the sixth or seventh month. This is a special and complicated situation because the mother and her doctor also have to pay attention to the needs the developing child. Continue reading »

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Caesarean Sections

February 10th, 2012 — 12:29pm

In the United States today, a woman who is pregnant with her first child has a 1 in 5 chance of delivering the baby by Caesarean section. If you’ve already delivered a baby vaginally, your chances are much greater of another vaginal birth. Only about 1 in 20 or 30 women will need a Caesarean section if they’ve delivered vaginally before.
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Embracing Your 40s. Part 2

February 1st, 2012 — 3:30pm

Fit for Life
Haddon also tells women not only to adopt positive attitudes, but also to live healthier lifestyles.

The advice she doles out for staying fit is much of the same sensible recommendations women hear from their family doctors — exercise three times a week, eat healthy, stop dieting, stop smoking and drink lots of water.

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Embracing Your 40s. Part 1

February 1st, 2012 — 3:26pm

Flip through a few women’s magazines and you’ll notice the subtle changes. Forty-three-year-old Melanie Griffith touting cosmetic lines. Top models from three decades ago gracing the covers as sexy and vibrant women again. A profile on Madonna giving birth at age 41.

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