Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Tips for Black Mothers
Every year in the U.S., 50,000 people have something unexpected happen during labor that causes a serious health problem. For Black women, pregnancy is more dangerous. In fact, Black women are 3 times more likely than white women to die of a cause related to being pregnant.
Recovering from Hysterectomy: What You Should Know
Every year, nearly 500,000 women in the U.S. have a hysterectomy, an operation to remove the uterus. It is the most common type of surgery for women after cesarean section. A hysterectomy can help treat conditions such as fibroids, abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis, and cancer.
Know How to Spot Pregnancy Complications
As a mom-to-be, you probably hear a lot about morning sickness. But how much have you heard about hyperemesis gravidarum, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes?
Stay Cool During Menopause’s Hottest Moments
When it comes to hot flashes and night sweats, you want relief—and you want it now. Hormone therapy is one solution, but it can raise your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious health issues.
Heavy Bleeding? Check With Your Healthcare Provider
About 33% of women will bleed abnormally during—or outside of—their monthly periods. Usually, hormones cause these irregularities. But it’s important to check with your healthcare provider. Abnormal bleeding can also signal a serious disease.
Women, Stay Safe When Taking Prescription Pain Medicine
In recent years, the U.S. has experienced a dramatic increase in deaths caused by prescription painkillers. What’s more, overdose deaths among women have risen by more than 400% since 1999, compared with an increase of 265% among men.
What’s Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum depression differs from the baby blues in that the symptoms are more severe and last longer. This type of depression affects around 13% of moms.
Pregnant? Take Care of Your Teeth
Expectant mothers have unique needs when it comes to dental care. Oral health may affect not only a woman’s overall health, but also that of her unborn baby. Here’s what you need to know.
Women’s Health Through the Decades
It’s never too late (or too early) to take care of your health. Here’s how women can improve their mental and physical well-being, decade by decade.
The Change Before ‘The Change’: Perimenopause
You know you’ve reached menopause when you haven’t had a period—not even spotting—for 12 months in a row. But “the change” usually approaches gradually, starting in a woman’s mid- to late 40s. This stage is called perimenopause.
4 Common Health Problems in Women
Your health is the most important thing you have, so protecting it should be a top priority. Besides making healthy lifestyle choices, visiting your health care provider regularly can make a big difference. You should also have any recommended screenings—they can detect diseases even before you have symptoms.