Six weeks ago, you welcomed your first baby, a beautiful daughter, into the world. Since this momentous occasion, you’ve experienced a roller-coaster of emotions. While you absolutely adore spending time with her, you often feel sad and detached. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, approximately one out of every seven new moms suffers from post-partum depression. Understanding the causes of this serious mental issue is the first step to finding the right solutions for you.
“Miraculous,” “emotional,” and “exciting” are a few words we use often to describe pregnancy. But those nine months have plenty of lackluster moments too. Pregnancy can be exhausting, scary, and plain old uncomfortable at times. You’re not alone if you have questions about the side effects that come with carrying a baby. Dr. Beverly from Ogden Clinic’s Women’s Center at McKay-Dee Hospital addresses a few myths and questions about being uncomfortable.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a laundry list of things before a baby carriage is even in the picture: morning sickness, prenatal visits, preparing a space for the new addition—and for thousands of couples in Utah, even trying to conceive is a process.
No woman should die of cervical cancer because, with early detection, it is among the most preventable types of cancer. Dr. Alex Larson, an OB/GYN at Ogden Clinic, talks about what causes cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
In 2013, Angelina Jolie announced her decision to have a double mastectomy at age 37.
Periods aren’t usually a pleasant experience to begin with, but certain signs and symptoms may point to a more serious condition called endometriosis. This condition has to do with the lining of the uterus, which thickens with blood every month before your period. However, when this special lining grows outside the uterus in other areas of your abdomen, it can cause extreme pain and discomfort. Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear of Ogden Clinic points out that this lining may grow on any structure in the abdomen, although it’s usually contained to the pelvic area. While symptoms may begin as highly painful periods, they usually develop to a more consistent pain as endometriosis worsens. Other symptoms include pain during intercourse and problems with infertility.