I think most women resonate with the idea that mood changes and physical symptoms come before your period. I’ve yet to meet a woman whose unfamiliar with the term “PMS”, whether or not she experiences severe, moderate or any premenstrual symptoms herself. True or not, it’s kind of a running... read more
Lately, we've heard a lot of negative news about women's health care in the United States. We know that it can be difficult to hold on to hope in today's world. So we'd like to share a few of our favorite things that have happened in women's health care this year.
What We are Thankful for in... read more
Anxious about a missed or late period? Don’t panic. There are plenty of normal reasons for a late period that have nothing to do with being pregnant. And even if you’ve had a negative pregnancy test, you may still be wondering, “Why is my period late?” Consider this:
Did you know that... read more
Did you know that you can think of the menstrual cycle as one of the body’s vital signs? (The four primary, and more commonly known vital signs are body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate.)
Why call the menstrual cycle a vital sign?
Ovulation—the release of an egg... read more
One of the strategies I have found most useful in caring for my health is charting my cycle. I have been charting my cycle—using one method or another—for 6 years. Pure curiosity is what initially drew me to this health strategy. I was struck that my body reveals so much to me if I pay attention... read more
Maybe it’s just me, but pumping is the worst. Breastfeeding has a lot of things going for it, but pumping is not one of them. When I found out I was pregnant with baby #3, I immediately began dreading all the hours of pumping that were in my future.
I work part time, and I had already lived... read more
Happy Mother’s Day!
As a new-ish mom, I love Mother’s Day. I love getting breakfast in bed, seeing what craft projects and gifts my boys have for me, and spending the whole day doing only the parenting things I enjoy. I love Mother’s Day because it’s my ideal projection of what... read more
Getting your period over the holidays is the worst. Lucky for us, scientists have studied some of our favorite cold-weather beverages and discovered that they actually relieve cramps. Um, yes please.
Check out our holiday guide to warm and cozy cramp... read more
How does cultivating gratitude make you happier and improve emotional wellness?
When we’re feeling down or upset, having someone tell us to “cheer up” or “remember what you have to be grateful for” can feel condescending, or that they’re missing the point. However, being grateful is not... read more
The troubling connection between intimate partner violence and homelessness.
A past survey of homeless adults in Michigan found that physical abuse was most frequently cited as the main cause of homelessness, making homelessness in Michigan a uniquely women’s issue. This statistic is similar to... read more