Your baby is here! And you’re excited! Right? At least you’re supposed to be. Sure you’re crying, having difficulty eating, and you’re concerned about being a good mom; but that’s normal right? The truth is, about 85% of new moms may experience the “baby blues.” The previous symptoms happen quite often after delivery and usually resolve on their own in 2-3 weeks. However, debilitating sadness or severe depression following childbirth can be inappropriately labeled. What most
I bet that title got your attention. Okay, now slow your breathing down and we’ll start with the basics. The human body is composed of blood and in the blood there are two components: plasma (the fluid part) and cells. Red blood cells are important, as their job is to transport oxygen from the lungs and supply it throughout the entire body. So, what is needed to help build those blood cells? Iron. When the body lacks iron, it can cause a lower number of red blood cells and ta
So you just received the diagnosis of "endometriosis"; but as soon as your doctor started to explain, he or she began to sound like the teacher on the Peanuts cartoon - “Wah, wah, wah, wah.” Let’s see if I can help you understand your diagnosis a little better.
Endometriosis is a condition that can affect some women who still have a uterus and ovaries, and are not menopausal. The uterus (or womb) has special cells and tissue called endometrial cells. These cells make up a l
So, you have just been diagnosed with fibroid tumors. Stop..... Don’t freak out! You may be thinking what a lot of people are thinking... “I have cancer.” Tumors don’t necessarily mean cancer. As a matter of fact, most uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) and rarely become cancerous. Uterine fibroids are one of the most common types of tumors found in the reproductive system of women. They are fibrous masses found within the womb and can occur in any of the three layer