Rumors of the next baby boom circulate because of an idea that pregnancy is somehow related to… boredom. And when people are quarantined inside for long periods of time, it’s highly likely that plenty of boredom will occur. But does that mean we should expect a rise in the rate of pregnancy for most Americans?
Under the circumstances, with so many schools closing and more and more people staying home to help mitigate the risks of spreading the coronavirus, a very timely awareness week is underway. March 15-21 is National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW). So, while you’re working to set up a new at-home schedule and weathering the current storm under social quarantine, be careful to consider a few other important concerns to make sure you’re time at home is as pleasant as possible.
Birth control is the use of various treatments or methods to prevent pregnancy. Learn more about your birth control options for preventing conception or pregnancy.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is more common than people think. It’s so common, in fact, that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that around 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression.
Obesity as a whole is on the rise; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that roughly 40 percent of adult Americans are obese, as are 20 percent of children. Childhood obesity is particularly worrisome.
There are many things we think about when summer rolls around. These thoughts might range from whether our kids will go to summer camp, how late is too late for bedtime, when to schedule a fun vacation, or when to stock up on sunscreen.
It’s summertime, which means many people are packing up their pool and beach bags and planning to spend a lot of time outside. Sunscreen usually tops most people’s lists for beach necessities, but the most important part of sun safety doesn’t boil down to only SPF.
Last week we talked about the stress of having a premature baby. Our very own Dr. Meredith Travelstead and her husband know from personal experience how scary it can be to deliver early and they decided to share this personal experience to give parents in similar circumstances some encouragement. This is just one of the reasons her patients love her so much, she can truly understand what you are going through.
For parents expecting a new baby, the anticipation can be very exciting, but when the baby arrives too early, it can cause worry and fear. Here is some information to help prepare you and ease your anxiety should you find yourself in this position.
You may be wondering why there's an article on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease on the The Woman's Clinic blog. But, at The Woman’s Clinic we strive to offer education to our patients on a variety of topics. Many of our patients will experience HFM in their homes and might be surprised to learn that adults can catch this illness from their children! It’s important to know what to look for and how to keep yourself healthy while you are caring for your children