Posts Categorized: Women

A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors together. The mother is breastfeeding her baby.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom and baby. Benefits for Mom: • Breastfeeding decreases the chance of certain cancers like ovarian and breast • Breastfeeding increases oxytocin: – When mothers breastfeed, oxytocin levels increase and  breast milk “lets down.” – Oxytocin helps with involution time, or the time it takes  the uterus to contract back…
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Why is breastfeeding a big deal?

You hear a lot about breastfeeding in the news these days. Some moms are given strange looks. Others are shamed for making their breasts a little more visible so they can feed their child in public. So, what is the big deal with breastfeeding? Isn’t it just one of the choices for how to feed…
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Pregnancy in the heat of summer

Tips for being pregnant in the heat of summer Being pregnant can be uncomfortable. You’re carrying around extra weight, your feet swell up, and you’re getting kicked in the bladder. But being in the third trimester during the heat of summer? Now that’s torture. Here are some tips to keep you and your baby healthy,…
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Protect your vision while playing sports

More than 40 percent of all eye injuries are related to sports or recreational activities. They represent more than 100,000 physician visits per year and cost more than $175 million. It is important to understand how to prevent these injuries from occurring. Ninety percent of the sports related eye injuries in school aged children can be…
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