Life doesn't always go according to plan. If you’ve ever experienced the panic that comes with waiting for your period to come, you know this very well.
Luckily, there’s a fast and safe way to make doubly sure you don’t become pregnant if your normal method of birth control fails - Plan B. The emergency contraceptive pill is available through your healthcare provider or your pharmacist, and when used properly, can prevent you from becoming pregnant in a pinch.
There are some times in your life when it’s just not in the plan to have a baby (or another baby). But if you’re a mom, it may feel strange to think about starting birth control again - and there's a lot of new information out there!
Here's an overview on some common forms of birth control:
Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating.
Since I am somewhat new to ModernMom and have recently begun posting about health, I want to let you know where I get the information for my posts and for when I respond to questions and comments.
When women learn that I once was an L&D (Labor & Delivery) nurse and am currently a women’s health expert for Always and Tampax, they feel comfortable asking me questions about some of the more private aspects of their reproductive health.
When I was in college, I was on the pill, and every month I would dutifully make the trek down to the student health center, where I would get a refill on my prescription. The refills cost me five dollars; a small price to pay to avoid getting pregnant at a time when a baby would have derailed my entire future.
It’s Monday night; my kids are asleep on their transition mattress below me. They have been sleeping through the night for the past week, which is a monumental time for all of us. So are the daily toy purchases I am happily making for rewards. Trust me, after what we have been through in the musical bed department, I’ll do whatever it takes.
David is out at the Laker game and I am enjoying the peace and quiet in bed, candles lit, face mask on, bleaching trays in, and 20 pages of cleanse literature before me.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, all adults need 1,000 mg of calcium each day; those over the age of 51 need 1,200, as do pregnant or nursing women. Postmenopausal women need 1,200 to 1,500 mg. In order to get that much calcium in her diet through foods rather than supplements, a woman will want to come up with a list of calcium-rich foods she likes and recipes that sound appealing.
My Lover and I were talking the other day about his twelve-year-old son having his first girlfriend. And I realized I’m not sure I can remember what girlfriend and boyfriend meant in seventh grade.
Are your feet aching from all the preparation and planning of the holiday season? Don’t let sore tootsies ruin your winter break! The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet: