Racism is a Healthcare Issue

Racism is a Healthcare Issue

A multitude of disparities exist in our healthcare systems but one of the most pressing, systemic and unsettling ones lies in the quality of care, treatment and outcomes of black women relative to their non-black counterparts. This is especially true in the fields of obstetrics where black mothers-to-be are often plagued with stereotypes that can ultimately affect their lives and their baby’s lives and wellbeing.

Breastfeeding: a Win-Win for you and your baby

Breastfeeding: a Win-Win for you and your baby

Breastfeeding has been found to contribute vastly to many aspects of wellbeing for both mother and baby. ACOG recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life. This is called exclusive breastfeeding. After these initial months, mothers can begin to wean their baby off the breast and slowly introduce other food types. This should be viewed as a transition period and it is important to remember that ultimately, it is up to the mother and her baby to decide when breastfeeding should subside completely.

What is HPV?

Offering you a Helping Hand

For new moms, or moms-to-be, the chaos surrounding the COVID-19 situation can be especially frightening. With a state-wide stay-at-home order, it may seem impossible to find support but thankfully, select providers are offering their services online.

What is HPV?

The Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse: What you should know

The majority of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives whether it was for an Urinary Tract Infection  (UTI), a cold, or as preventative measures following surgery. While antibiotics prove to be very useful when used correctly, they have become a weighing problem in healthcare because of overuse and misuse.

What is HPV?

What is HPV?

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), most sexually active people will acquire HPV at one point in their lives. This is what you should know.

HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus; it is a virus that has around 150 different strains, the majority of which are not problematic or cancer-causing, according to ACOG.

Consider this in the time of COVID-19

Consider this in the time of COVID-19

In the past few weeks we’ve seen a threat that once seemed so distant become close and real. On a worldwide scale, we’ve seen the growing reign of the Corona virus and its impact on our day-to-day lives; it is in the hands of our communities to be cautious and responsible to lower the impact caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Perinatal Care

COVID-19 and Perinatal Care

Perinatal: relating to the time, usually a number of weeks, before and after birth.

The information available on this virus is still extremely limited therefore it is unknown whether pregnant women are at greater risk of contracting the disease or at a greater risk for having complications as a result of the disease.

What can you do for your Immune System?

What can you do for your Immune System?

Flu season is an especially important time to take care of our immune system to give us the strength to fight off microbes and germs. Surprisingly, a generous portion of our immune system lies in our gut. This gives special importance to how we choose to eat and its impact on our immune strength.