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Menopause symptoms

Menopause symptoms

The menopause doesn't actually technically begin until you have not had a menstrual period for 12 months. But the premenopausal stage, which can drag on for a fair bit, does...

Postpartum recovery and housework

Postpartum recovery and housework

Having a baby is quite an event! Not only does your life change with the addition of a little one (whether it's your first or tenth!), but most new mothers...

Obese and pregnant: how to limit weight gain?

Obese and pregnant: how to limit weight gain?

Most doctors recommend that women gain between 25 and 35 pounds during their pregnancy. This will include the weight of the baby, its placenta, an increased volume of blood and...

When will your episiotomy wound heal?

When will your episiotomy wound heal?

An episiotomy is that infamous surgical cut in your vagina during the latter stages of childbirth. If you have have had an episiotomy and received stitches, your vaginal area will...

Bleeding in between periods

Bleeding in between periods

Bleeding in between menstrual periods can have many different causes. Irregular bleeding can be the result of medications (including birth control methods that use hormones), or can simply be a...

When after birth can I have sex?

When after birth can I have sex?

Congratulations on your new baby! Now that you have given birth, you may be wondering when it is "safe" to have sex again. No matter how you gave birth vaginally...

How to get pregnant with endometriosis

How to get pregnant with endometriosis

The uterus is lined with a tissue called the endometrium, which allows a fertilized egg to implant. It is this tissue that is normally expelled with each menstruation, unless you...

Baby blues - is it normal?

Baby blues - is it normal?

Many women feel moody and can't hold back their tears in the days after giving birth. You've got a newborn you are "in love" with your baby and so happy...