Women's Health


The First Abortion Law in the History of the United States

In the early 19th century, most New England homes would have had a copy of “Domestic Medicine” by William Buchan, pictured here.National Institute of Health. History has seen abortion as an extremely contentious act. Religion was once employed as a political framework to govern communities before to the advent of modern politics, and many faiths claimed that abortion was one of the greatest crimes. The normalization of abortions globally, or at least in the western world throughout the 19th century, resulted from many people abandoning a life based on religious convictions and following a more personal calling as society progressed and changed.

Meghan Trainor says NICU nurses shamed her for taking antidepressants during pregnancy

Meghan Trainor has opened up about the mom-shaming experience she had while her newborn baby was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).In a recent interview with Romper, the “All About That Bass” singer recalled how her son Riley spent time in the NICU, after Trainor had an emergency C-section, because he was struggling with waking up to feed. However, Trainor explained that some of the hospital nurses suggested Trainor was to blame because of her antidepressants.“They kept asking me if I was on antidepressants during the pregnancy, and I was, but on the lowest dose possible, and all...

4 tips for women to maintain optimal health

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day happens every year in September. And while it’s only a one-day national observance, it brings to light an important topic that should be top of mind throughout the year: how women can maintain and improve their health at any stage of life.
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Voting is your superpower for reproductive freedom

In 2009, when the Affordable Care Act was still being written, Sarah Palin coined the phrase “death panel” in a viral social media post. Republican members of Congress tapped into that anger. US Sen. Chuck Grassley told a crowd back home in Iowa, “We should not have a government program that determines you’re gonna pull the plug on Grandma.”[i]

Continuation of Anti-TNF for IBD After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy Beneficial

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), continuation of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) after 24 weeks of pregnancy seems beneficial in terms of IBD activity and prematurity, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Antoine Meyer,...

Nutrition and Female Fertility

Registered nutritionist, Ayla Barmmer, believes nutrition is a key component in both conceiving a child and having a healthy pregnancy. She joined us with her advice. For more information about Ayla, click here.

How fertility clinics can help

Many women struggling to get pregnant, or those choosing to delay pregnancy, turn to fertility clinics for help. The number of infertility procedures, including IVF and egg banking, has tripled since 1995.That’s according to a CDC report. The procedures are also becoming more successful and safer with time. Between...