Do I Need to Get Tested for the BRCA Gene?

Nearly everyone knows someone who has or has had breast cancer in their lifetime. The disease doesn’t discriminate between genders — anyone can be diagnosed. Every 1 in 500 women get diagnosed with the BRCA gene, the genetic mutation that causes breast cancer. In this month’s blog, we turn the tables on the BRCA gene … Continued

What You Need to Know About Menopause

Menopause is a normal stage in every woman’s life when her monthly period comes to a stop. This happens when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs, therefore making her unlikely to go through pregnancy. Typically, this occurs at age 46 to 53, but it is also normal to start this chapter of your life a … Continued

Postpartum Depression: What You Need to Know

Childbirth can trigger so many emotions, from joy and excitement to overwhelming anxiety and even depression. In fact, Postpartum Depression, or PPD, affects 1 in 8 women. WHAT IS PPD? Postpartum Depression, also known as the ‘baby blues,’ is common after childbirth. The fluctuation of hormones causes new moms’ brains to go awry. After birth, … Continued

Sex During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Let’s talk about sex. Sex is a part of most healthy, loving relationships. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, your eyes could light up at the sound of it or it could sound like the very last thing you want to do. Read ahead to learn more about getting intimate during your three … Continued

5 Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Cancer: a bone-chilling word for everyone. This month, we sat down with Dr. Dani Steininger to talk about how we can reduce our breast cancer risk for all genders — that’s right, men can get breast cancer too, unfortunately. The small things you do today can help your long-term goals for later in life. Although … Continued

Nutritional Needs During Your Pregnancy

Growing a healthy baby starts with a healthy mom. After conception, moms-to-be need to set themselves a higher nutritional standard than before. It may be tough to eat healthy as morning sickness and tiredness are common symptoms of pregnancy. When nutritional goals aren’t reached from food, vitamins can be the guiding light. Keep reading to … Continued

6 Ways to Know if Your Sex Life is Healthy

Not sure exactly what a healthy sex life entails? Board-Certified Dr. Dani Steininger breaks down six ways to know if your sex life is healthy. 1) It doesn’t hurt: While penetrative sex is not always completely without pain, a ‘normal’ amount of pain would be a small twinge or a moment of friction that goes … Continued

A Missed Period Can Mean More Than Pregnancy

Did you miss your period but know you’re not pregnant? A missed or late period doesn’t always mean you’re a soon-to-be mom. This month, we’re exploring the multitude of other reasons your time of the month could be a week or two past due. There are two monumental times in a woman’s life when it’s … Continued

COVID-19 and the Ripple Effect on Women’s Health

Keeping you and your family safe is an all-time high priority as we head into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, we sat down with Board-Certified Dr. Dani Steininger to clear the air about women’s health and options for staying safe during this unprecedented time. Ashley: Can the COVID vaccine interfere with … Continued

True or False? 7 Most Common Pregnancy Misconceptions

Information overload is real and can make it tough to implement safe practices during pregnancy. While it’s natural to ask friends and family for baby bump advice, it’s important to verify the information with your OB/GYN, primary care provider or midwife. Keep reading for clarification on some of the most common pregnancy misconceptions. The Truth … Continued

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