While certain factors can increase one’s risk for Osteoporosis, there are some measures that all women can take to help prevent the development of Osteoporosis. One of these measures is to make sure you are getting enough Calcium in your diet. Check out this infographic to learn how much Calcium women need throughout the different […]
January 27: Who Needs Calcium?
January 6: Folic Acid Awareness Week
While a healthy diet is always the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need, prenatal vitamins are recommended if you are planning pregnancy or if you are currently pregnant. Your health care provider might also recommend that you continue taking prenatal vitamins after your baby has been born, especially if you are […]
July 29: Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the connective tissue of the pelvic floor muscle is weakened allowing one or more of the organs in the pelvis to drop down. In some women, this downward descent can result in the protrusion of the vagina, uterus or both. Pelvic organ prolapse affects approximately half of the women who […]
Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes
What is gestational diabetes? When diabetes starts during pregnancy, it is called gestational diabetes. Women with diabetes (whether or not it is classified as gestational diabetes) need special care during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from using food properly. The body receives its major source of energy from a sugar known […]