Maternal Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In honor of mental health awareness month, we’re focusing on an important topic that doesn’t get discussed nearly enough: maternal mental health. There’s no denying that stress, anxiety, and other mental health struggles are common during pregnancy and after childbirth. … Continue reading

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Trying to Get Pregnant

Deciding whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine is a very individualized decision, but should be an option among women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and trying to get pregnant, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says. “While data is … Continue reading

Should I Wait to Get a Mammogram Following a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there’s been a surprising vaccine side effect that’s been drawing a lot of attention. It seems that swollen lymph nodes in the armpit and collarbone area are a fairly prominent side effect of both the … Continue reading

Should Pregnant and Lactating Women Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

One of the most pressing concerns right now among pregnant and lactating individuals is whether to get a COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant patients with symptomatic COVID-19 are … Continue reading

8 Secrets to Being a Happy Mom

There’s no denying that becoming a mother is often an experience that’s filled with joy. At the same time, it can be tricky to soak in all the good moments when you’re also feeling stressed and exhausted. Many new moms … Continue reading

Can Sex Make You Look Younger? One Researcher Says Yes

When asked, most of us are aware of at least a handful of benefits to having sex— pleasure and stress relief being just a couple of them. But did you know sex may make you look younger, too? According to … Continue reading

New Research: COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Since the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest and most important questions researchers aimed to find out was whether pregnant women are at an increased risk of complications from the virus. And while it’s become clear … Continue reading

Is It Ever Safe to Stop Getting Mammograms?

A mammogram is a special type of breast x-ray that allows medical professionals to look for changes in breast tissue and detect early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are extremely important because they’re the best way to detect breast … Continue reading

Improve Your Sex Life with Six Simple Exercises

When life gets busy, it’s easy to let exercise fall out of your regular routine. But we have some potentially motivating news that may encourage you to keep exercise in your day-to-day life. In addition to a tremendous number of … Continue reading

Don’t Cancel Your Doctor Appointments During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many changes and challenges our way. Many aspects of our lives that were once routine—like having friends over for dinner—now feel like a distant memory. And while it’s important to change our habits to protect … Continue reading