Collagen is a long chain protein that forms a supporting network that is the “glue,” of the body. The body in its prime produces enough of its own collagen for bones, hair, muscles, nails, skin, and all other organs. Collagen comprises almost 80 percent of protein within the skin and takes many forms in the bodyRead More
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Talk to Your Gynecologist About High-Risk Pregnancy
“High-risk pregnancy” is a term used to describe a pregnant woman who has one or more factors that may put her or her unborn baby at risk for complications. This classification is commonly attributed to women who decide to become pregnant at an older age, around 35 or older, where having a baby has beenRead More
Pregnancy and Diabetes: What to Watch Out For
You are at a greater risk for getting sick when you are pregnant, because your immune system is in a compromised state. It is easy to dismiss all health issues you may be experiencing, and say “Oh it is just because I am pregnant,” and while what you are feeling may be pregnancy related, expertsRead More
Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy
When it comes to working out and staying fit during pregnancy, there’s often a ton of mixed info and advice out there. While many women are worried if physical activity during pregnancy can harm the baby, there is no need to worry. Avoiding healthy and reasonable physical fitness activity is not necessary, especially if youRead More
What is Uterine Prolapse, and How is it Prevented?
The uterus is a strong muscular organ in the female reproductive system, in an area commonly known as the womb. The uterus is responsible for the development of the embryo and fetus during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the uterus expands in order to make enough room to hold a baby to full term. When it isRead More
Why and When You Should Visit Your Gynecologist?
Many women feel nervous or uncertain before a visit to their gynecologist. To some, it means accepting that your body has changed and that you’ve taken the step from girlhood into womanhood. There are even some women who avoid the visit well into adulthood, for many different personal reasons. Going to see a gynecologist, aRead More