Postpartum common situation: You’re home with your new baby and, through all the excitement of bringing life into this world, you haven’t stopped to really observe your new body - until now. You knew it was going to change through pregnancy and childbirth but you...

Sometimes UTIs are out of your hands, but there are many factors that are in your control. Here are 7 small changes that can help you avoid the whole ordeal. UTIs can really throw a wrench in everything. The fiery pain is torture enough, but then when you factor in the visit to the doctor’s office and the wait for a prescription, it’s enough to drive you mad. Sometimes UTIs are out of your hands, but there are many factors that are in your control. Here are 7 small changes that can help you avoid the whole ordeal.

Making an article about New Year Resolutions is already a classic for all health magazines and blogs. So, we wanted to create a different list: specific purposes for women’s health. Because our bodies are different and so are our needs. Whether you already have done your resolutions list or not, taking a look at these habits and goals will give you ideas to improve your well-being and rock  2018.

Lack of sleep is one of the many challenges women face during pregnancy, particularly because of the changing hormone levels and the need to provide infant care. In fact, 66 to 94 percent of pregnant women report disturbances in sleep, according to research published in the Obstetric Medicine Journal (1). Sleep problems can have serious consequences for expecting mothers. Here are a few reasons why pregnant women should pay more attention to their sleeping patterns.

Let’s be honest, people are complicated beings! Most people would admit to some sort of sex hang up. But is negative thinking affecting your ability to have a healthy, thriving sex life? Hypnotherapy can be a great resource for sexual healing. It may sound weird, but is backed by science. For some, hypnosis may seem like an unlikely avenue to pursue for help with psychological or physical difficulties, but its clinical applications are becoming more and more apparent. A number of studies have helped add weight to the notion that alternative therapies, such as hypnosis, can be used as an effective replacement for traditional or pharmacological approaches (1).

Menstruation is a symbol of feminine nature and health. Therefore, your period and your menstrual cycle are indicators of your overall health! When you get your period, the only message you might read is that you’re not pregnant. However, it can give you much more information about your health: weight problems, stress, hormonal imbalances… Pay attention to your cycle, it may be trying to tell you something! Get the keys to understanding your menstrual flow in this blog post.

Unfortunately as women, we are all at some risk for developing breast cancer. Recent studies show that approximately 12.4% of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life (1). Don’t panic, this doesn’t mean your are going to have it, it just means that it is something to be aware of. The good news is that we have in our hands a tool to protect ourselves: breast self-examination.

In yoga, the pelvic floor is known as the root chakra. In sex research, the pelvic floor is known as the root of female orgasm! Many of us learn to tone the pelvic floor with the Kegel exercise, named after Dr. Arnold Kegel who also studied how the pelvic floor contributes to our sexual health. The pelvic floor is made up of the muscles and tissues that line the pelvis. During penetration, the pelvic floor is stretched and widened. During orgasm, the pelvic floor contracts. And a toned pelvic floor that can contract and release its muscles more deeply, helps us to experience orgasm more deeply.

With our busy and often stressful lives it is important to our health and our happiness that we try our best to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is our ability to be fully present and aware of what is happening around us without becoming overwhelmed and anxious (1). This is something that we all do naturally, but sometimes life gets too hectic and we become less aware of our surroundings or we let our surroundings overwhelm us. Studies show that when you practice mindfulness and you train your brain to focus directly on what you’re experiencing and feeling, you are actually physically restructuring your brain! (1)

We may not think of it, but water can have a large impact on our overall and day-to-day health. As I’m sure you may know, it is important to hydrate regularly in order to preserve adequate mental and physical functions. Many of us do not pay attention to how much water we are drinking and how this can be affecting how we feel and what is happening inside of our bodies. In fact, very few epidemiological studies have even been done on fluid and water intake (1).