Up to 4 in 5 new moms feel sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or just plain tired after giving birth. It’s no wonder so many new mothers get the “baby blues.” Even if delivery went well, mothers are bound to be short on sleep and long on responsibilities.
Here are four common health issues you should discuss with your provider (even if you’d rather not).
If you break a bone or get into a car accident while pregnant, a healthcare provider may need to give you a scan, such as an X-ray, to see what’s going on. But isn’t that dangerous for your baby? Probably not.
Breastfeeding also reduces your risk for breast and ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions.
Congratulations—you’re pregnant! The next 9 months may bring some uncomfortable changes to your body. Most of these ills—including backache, constipation, and morning sickness—aren’t worrisome.
Molecular breast imaging (MBI) is a test similar to X-ray, CT, and ultrasound, but with an important difference. Those imaging procedures provide pictures of bones and soft tissue, but MBI allows health care providers to see what is happening inside the breast at a molecular and cellular level.
PCOS is a common hormonal problem in women of childbearing age. The condition often is accompanied by other health problems, and can make it hard to get pregnant.
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove your uterus. It may be done to help treat cancer, fibroids, or endometriosis.
The major reason for the greater risk is that more women are smoking these days.
A new study found that women who got the HPV test were much less likely to develop cervical precancer than those who were screened with the Pap test.
If you’ve noticed small changes in your health, you may be tempted to shrug them off. But something small may be a sign of a more serious issue.
Eating a lot of fish and legumes may help delay menopause. On the other hand, eating too many refined carbohydrates may help bring it on sooner.