***Article originally seen on standard.net. One Davis County lawmaker is spearheading legislation to make contraceptives more accessible to low-income women, a move that could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and also lower Utah’s intergenerational poverty rates.
You’ve probably heard the phrase: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This certainly applies to loading the dishwasher or cleaning out your car but it may not be the best advice when it comes to preventative breast exams.
The nine months leading up to delivery day are filled with excitement and challenges. But new moms quickly learn that the nine-or-so months after giving birth come with challenges of their own—and breastfeeding is a common one.
Some of us are less lucky than others when it comes to breakouts. I’m Brooke and I’ve dealt with consistent acne growing up. If the pain and hassle of breakouts aren’t enough, I was also left with a parting gift: acne scars well into adulthood.
Have you ever suspected that you and the women you see most seem to feel cranky, tired, or bloated around the same time each month? The idea of menstrual cycle syncing has been around for decades and some people have even tied the lunar cycle into the equation. But does data back up the claim that menstrual periods can really sync up?
A person loses about 50 to 150 strands of hair each day. However, if you’re starting to notice more hair on your pillow, in the shower or in your hairbrush, it might be a sign of a health problem.
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.