By: Lila Hawryluk Sitting in the waiting room, about to meet my new primary care doctor, my palms sweated as I battled fears and reservations. I am a transgendered (trans) woman and, because of this, I’m guarded when I meet new people. My name was called and I was brought into an exam room [...]
Read about Maggie's journey through a miscarriage, difficulty getting pregnant and eventually, motherhood.
In some ways, the holidays can be difficult for everyone. What is supposed to be a time of lovely, warm celebrations often is fraught with stress. For couples and individuals coping with infertility, this pressure is often brought to a critical point. Learn how to keep your expectations reasonable, and practice self-compassion.
Structure is an important tool for Rae-Anne Culp and her son Jack when it comes to managing his severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). “Jack does much better when he knows what is coming because of the set schedule,” Rae-Anne says. “Although he can’t really tell time, he’s getting better at [...]
By Susan McDonald When I turned 40, it seemed like I had more than a few physical complaints – my right knee was aching more and more, I had a painful lump on the top of my right foot, I’d have a headache by the end of every day, and my stomach was acting up. [...]
Have you ever hoisted your teenager's history book and been surprised at how heavy it is? Know the safety concerns associated with heavy backpacks and recommended weights.
Unfortunately, public support for vaccination has lessened over the years because we have forgotten what it is like to be in the midst of an epidemic.
World Breastfeeding Week starting August 1 draws international attention to one of the most natural acts a woman can perform, an experience many women find impossible to describe."Breastfeeding, we believe, is the best way for a baby to get nutrition in the first months of life," explains Cindi Zembo, RN, BSN, IBCLC, coordinator of the [...]
Advances in technology and physician training over the last few decades have greatly expanded the options available to you if your doctor has determined that you need a hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus. "This generally isn't your grandmother's hysterectomy, or even your mother's!" says Charles Rardin, MD, director of the [...]
Just how warm should your baby be? Whether you're hanging around the house, out and about running errands or taking your baby out for a winter walk, dressing your baby for the colder months can be a challenge. It is typically recommended that you dress your infant in one or more layers than what feels [...]