Once upon a time, I was a Labor and Delivery Room (L&D) nurse at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. It was probably one of my most favorite places to work because I truly loved supporting moms (and dads or other significant family members) through their birth experience and felt that each baby born was a miracle. Working in L&D was a challenge, as you were … [Read more...] about What to Pack for a Planned C-Section
Missing your period is a scary thought for some mothers who believe their childbearing days are over. However, not all missed periods are due to pregnancy. Before you freak out, you must know that there are many reasons why women miss their periods. The most common reasons for a missed period are related to stress, physical illness, excessive exercise, and eating … [Read more...] about I’m Not Pregnant – Why Did I Miss My Period?
If you ask a young woman whether her mother spoke with her about puberty and preparation for starting her period, she might say, “No, I learned from my friends.” More then likely, when you ask her mom if she had “the talk” with her daughter, she will say “Yes.” Often, the reason is that unless there was something momentous about the occasion; it may not have been memorable … [Read more...] about Talking to Your Daughter About Periods and Puberty
The Oscar’s illustrious "boob song" didn’t really affect me, but I did think it seemed rather juvenile, until I saw a click through to the best celebrity breasts. I started thinking about what the BEST breasts meant, beyond who has them and what shape they are in. Personally, I think the best ones are healthy breasts that are cancer free, used to breastfeed and have survived … [Read more...] about What is it About Breasts?
I am a blogger who is also one of the health experts on beinggirl.com, so I answer questions from hundreds of girls who write to us every month. It has been an eye opening experience that has helped me understand the concerns that many teen girls have today. One of the things that I have learned from the questions asked, is that teens would rather ask a stranger a personal … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Your Daughter About Periods