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PERIOD PAIN...You don't have to suffer!  Sep 30th, 2020

PERIOD PAIN...You don't have to suffer!    Feeling that dull pain in your lower belly is often the first sign that your period is starting. In those moments, most women can reach for a heating pad or ibuprofen to calm their cramps, but others suffer from severe, more intense cramps...

Braxton Hicks vs. Contractions: What's the Difference? Sep 17th, 2020

Braxton Hicks vs. Contractions: What's the difference? When you're nearing the end of your pregnancy, it can be difficult to tell if you are having real contractions, or 'fake' contractions, otherwise known as Braxton Hicks. Braxton Hicks can be uncomfortable just like real contractions, so it's always best to call...

Suffer from Morning Sickness? When is it time to see your Doctor? Sep 4th, 2020

Suffer from Morning Sickness? When is it time to see your Doctor?  Morning sickness is a very common and completely normal symptom during first trimester pregnancy. The changes in your body, particularly the surge of pregnancy hormones, a heightened sense of smell, and a temporarily more sensitive digestive system likely...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

So You Had a Positive Pregnancy Test...Now What? Feb 4th, 2020

Some of us dream for months (and sometimes years) for that positive reading. For others, it’s a complete surprise. Either way, you’re definitely not alone if you find yourself wondering, “I got a positive pregnancy test—now what?” Finding out you’re pregnant is a life-changing moment that comes with its fair...

Postpartum Depression: The Signs, and When to Seek Help Dec 16th, 2019

First of all, let’s start with what postpartum depression is and what it looks like. One in five new mothers will experience Postpartum Depression (PPD) and symptoms usually occur a few days after delivery or as late as a year after giving birth. Women who experience PPD will have alternating...

Menstruation Myths: DEBUNKED! Dec 16th, 2019

First of all, it’s important to understand that a woman’s menstrual cycle is not the same as her period. The actual time that a woman bleeds is known as menstruation, and her menstrual cycle is the time from one period starting to the next. While there have been some truly...

4 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Menopause Dec 16th, 2019

When it comes to menopause, 65 percent of women say they feel unprepared for what it may bring, according to a study in the journal Maturitas. But unlike other hormonally tumultuous times like puberty and pregnancy, you’ve actually got a lot more control over how you weather this one. The...

THIS Is What Every Breast Feeding Mother Should Know Dec 16th, 2019

Breastfeeding is a unique journey between you and your baby. It can be easy for some, and can require time and patience for others. Since it's such a good way to nourish and bond with your little one, it's well worth the effort. Here are some extra tips from Bella...

Vaginal Health Mistakes You Might Be Making Dec 16th, 2019

Are you wiping front to back? - Hopefully at some point in your life someone told you how important it is to wipe front to back when using the restroom! But if you missed the memo, it's not too late to learn this practice right now. Why is it so...

Tips For Better Sleep During Pregnancy Dec 16th, 2019

It’s a no-brainer that pregnant women should stock up on extra rest because once baby comes, the chances to enjoy uninterrupted sleep becomes more and more challenging. Being pregnant, especially during the second and third trimester, can wreak havoc on your sleeping routine. It can be difficult to get comfortable...

Everything You Need To Know About Prenatal Vitamins Dec 16th, 2019

A healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need — but even if you eat a healthy diet, you might fall short on key nutrients. If you're pregnant or hoping to conceive, prenatal vitamins can help fill any nutritional gaps you run into. Here...

The BEST Ways to Calm Newborn Cries Dec 16th, 2019

A crying baby is expressing their emotions in the only way they know how – by being heard! This post is going to focus on teaching you how to calm a crying baby and arm you with simple, basic knowledge that will help you and your journey as a new...