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Common Mental Health Issues Among Women

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 New Mom Health 13 June 2016

Statistics state that one in three Americans suffer from mental illness, but women have a much higher rate. On average women are 40% more apt to develop depression than the average man. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is extremely common in women, with a 10% chance of this condition being developed …

Are Mental Health Issues More Common in Women?

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 New Mom Health 7 April 2016

Many studies have shown that biological factors play a huge role in mental health illness, but are they more common in women? Yes, just by nature of how a woman is wired makes them generally more susceptible to mental illness and here’s why:

Women have lower serotonin levels than men and …

Do I have Prediabetes?

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When I was pregnant, I used to have higher blood sugar in the morning and they would always need to blood test me to make sure my sugar levels were alright. They sent me for additional testing, but fortunately I did not develop any gestational diabetes. It was scary as …

#TakeCareChat TODAY (6-25) at 1pm EST

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JOIN Bloggin’ Mamas TODAY from 1p-2p EST for a #TakeCareChat Twitter Chat to learn more about Get Covered America and your options under the ACA. We’re helping to raise awareness about the new coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and the financial assistance available. Since we’re talking …

Are They Having a Stroke?- American Stroke Month

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This post is being shared as part of a Bloggin’ Mamas for Social Good Campaign, completed in conjunction with Element Associates. 

 
 
Did you know that stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading preventable cause of disability in the US? Each year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a new …

#GetCovered America Campaign and Twitter Chat 3-11-14 at 1p EST

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Did you know that more than 1 in 6 Americans don’t have health insurance?
And that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)? ( 1 in 5 African Americans are uninsured. 1 in 4 Hispanics are uninsured.)
Most are …

Sleep: Our Body’s In-house Janitorial System

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By Darline Turner-Lee

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again-sleep is vastly under rated. Seriously, how often are you tired, so tired that you could just lie down and pass out? Yet the thought of the kids, bills, laundry and that one last assignment for your business sends a …

Have a Look, Everyone Else Has—Your Postpartum Checkup

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 New Mom Health 1 March 2010

An excerpt from Crib Notes:

Embarrassment is one thing that won’t faze you. Having abandoned your modest nature somewhere amid the doctor’s appointments, and having left all shreds of dignity in the delivery room, you won’t even blink when your doctor or nurse comes in to check your episiotomy stitches or …

Breastfeeding after a C-Section

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 New Mom Health 1 February 2010

By Elizabeth McGee
After your baby is born and you hear the first furious wail, you yearn nothing more than to have the baby brought to you for feeding …right that instant.
Unfortunately for moms who just had a c-section, breastfeeding is not always instantaneous. Don’t be surprised that, despite your protests, …

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