“How Long Does Breast Milk Last?”: Storage Guidelines & Recommendations for Breastfeeding Mothers

The early days of motherhood are overwhelming. You’re always exhausted and sometimes you need a break to be able to just relax or catch up on some much needed sleep. For breastfeeding mothers, getting the rest you need means you’ll have to turn the job of feeding your newborn over to somebody … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness: Why It Matters & How It Saves Lives

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. It may be a close family member, friend, or maybe a neighbor down the street. We all know someone. October is breast cancer awareness month. Why is breast cancer awareness so important? Because the more we talk about breast cancer, … [Read more...]

Your First Mammogram: Common Questions Answered

Is it going to be painful? Do I really need to get this done now? I’m too young to be going for a mammogram. What if they find something? These are all very normal concerns a young woman might have before getting her first mammogram. Your first mammogram can be a nerve-wracking experience. But … [Read more...]

IUDs: Putting the Rumors About Intrauterine Devices to Rest

Like snake oil and fedoras, IUDs (intrauterine devices) have a bad rap. Back in the 1970s, an IUD called the Dalkon Shield became a popular birth control option. Unfortunately, the product’s poor design caused infections in many women. It was pulled from the market, and women were advised to have … [Read more...]

AAW Urges North Florida Residents to Stay Safe & Healthy During Irma Recovery

It has certainly been a frightening few days for residents of North Florida and throughout the state. Hurricane Irma was the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in Florida since 2004. The full extent of damage from the storm is unknown; however, so far at least 12 people have been confirmed … [Read more...]

Yeast Infections—No Piece of Cake: Preventative Tips from OB/GYNs

There’s no denying that yeast infections are miserable. They can cause intense vaginal itching, soreness, inflammation and burning. According to the National Institute of Health, at least 75% of women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. What is a Yeast Infection? A … [Read more...]

An Apple a Day: How Eating Fruit Could Make Your Baby Smarter

It may seem obvious that eating fruit is beneficial to the body’s overall health and is part of a balanced diet during pregnancy, but recent research has shown that eating fruit while pregnant may even make your growing baby smarter. The results are preliminary, but researchers at the University … [Read more...]

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: Signs and Risks

It’s very important to go to all of your prenatal appointments while you’re pregnant. Among many things that your doctor checks during each appointment is high blood pressure. High blood pressure during pregnancy doesn’t usually cause symptoms or signal any issues, but it can be harmful to both … [Read more...]

The Importance of Exercising During Menopause

We all know that exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that exercise during menopause is especially important for women? How Does Exercise Help Women During Menopause? During menopause, many women experience depression, weight gain and loss of muscle mass. Exercise can … [Read more...]

Can STIs Cause Infertility?

Did you know that one of the leading causes of preventable infertility is STIs? Undetected chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause infertility. Chlamydia and gonorrhea cause at least 24,000 cases of preventable infertility every year. STI … [Read more...]