Women are oftentimes the primary caretakers of their families. They care for their parents, partners, children, friends and thus too often their own health becomes neglected. I frequently remind my patients that if they don’t take care of themselves, no one will be there to take care of everyone else.
Whatever your journey to a baby after 35 looks like, you have the life experiences to really lean into confidence now. But you have to be intentional when it comes to people’s opinions. Many times we get an idea that “everyone” is thinking something about us. But most often it is just a few people whose opinions we really care about–not everyone at school or the playground
The postpartum period places women at an increased risk for blood clots due to the hormonal and physiologic changes that occur. Additionally, some estrogen-containing contraceptive methods can diminish breast milk supply during the immediate postpartum period, thus further limiting contraceptive options.
Today, there are many reversible options available for pregnancy prevention. Ultimately, women who are interested in contraception must look at the available contraception or sterilization methods and decide which one is right for them.
When I got up this morning, it was raining and dreary. It seemed appropriate, though. I told myself Heaven was crying so I didn’t have to. The truth is that I cried on my drive to work. In fact, I have been holding back tears all day long.