Women’s Health

When does a woman’s lifetime start? When is her health care important? Is it during adolescence, when she experiences first periods, her first gynecologist appointment, and buds turning to breasts? Is it during college and post-college/pre-family time, when women are trying to conceive, or trying NOT to conceive, experiencing STDs and UTIs, realizing the importance of breast exams and Pap smears? How about during in her 30s, with first mammograms, babies and breastfeeding, becoming more aware of a family history of diabetes or heart disease? Could it be as she enjoys mature adulthood, relaxing with friends and enjoying the empty nest, while experiencing a breast exam scare, high blood pressure, or “dribbling” when she laughs, coughs or jumps? Or perhaps the golden years, as she starts to move more slowly, experiences more memory lapses, requires more medication and more frequent tests and screenings?

It’s all of these times – and Care New England has information and services specifically for women at all ages and stages of their lifetime.

Featured Posts in Women’s Health

Maternal Mental Health

In recognition of World Maternal Mental Health Day, Women & Infants Hospital recently hosted a live Facebook chat from three busy moms about how they take care of themselves physically and emotionally. Learn More.

  • Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer – One Women’s Story

Sadiqa Kendi had just gotten married and was new to Providence when she felt a lump in her breast. Read more about her journey.

  • Weight Gain Menopause

Take Steps to Avoid Weight Gain in Menopause

When a woman enters menopause, her metabolic rate slows significantly. When rates are lower, you burn energy slower, which translates to weight gain if there is no added exercise.

Recent Posts in Women’s Health

Coping With Infertility During the Holidays

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.

November 16th, 2016|

Moving For Two: Exercise During Pregnancy

As busy as you may be, it is important for you to make the time to exercise. Research has shown that women who exercise while pregnant not only tend to have smoother pregnancies, but they may also experience easier labors, and feel better about themselves during pregnancy and after delivery.

October 2nd, 2016|

Dear Lucas: A Father’s Message

Last year in celebration of Father’s Day, we published a beautiful post from a dad to his newborn son, Lucas. The words were poignant, meaningful and heartfelt. Sixteen months later, Dad has penned another note to his Lucas. Read on to see the ups and downs of the first year of parenthood, and the wonder that a father has for his son.

June 15th, 2016|