The panic was overwhelming. The majority of my waking moments were consumed with fear and worry. Yet, there was a beautiful infant in my arms and I desperately wanted to be the “typical” mother who was embracing the ability to be “super”.
Only 55% of women recognize that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Breast cancer, which is mainly considered a woman’s disease, is not even close statistically. Awareness, life style modification, and treatment of risk factors is very important. Seek out medical guidance if you don’t quite feel right!
Growing up with an “older mom” in the 80s had a certain stigma to it. It wasn’t as common as it is today. My sisters are 17 & 19 years older than me so my mom actually started having kids in her 20s, but I was that serendipitous surprise when she was 43.
It is said that the walls of the NICU have heard more prayers than the walls of any church. After my own NICU journey with my daughter, I believe it. Born at 32 weeks and at just three pounds, my daughter spent seven stressful weeks in the NICU before heading home.
Urinary incontinence in women during and after pregnancy is very common. Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage.
There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.