Did you know that breastfeeding is a healthy choice for both mom and baby?
Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month by learning more about breastfeeding’s benefits. Breastfeeding provides warmth and closeness, and the physical contact helps create a special bond between you and your newborn.
Benefits for babies
Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest.
It doesn't ...more
From sleep deprivation to learning how to breastfeed, you face a lot of challenges as the mother of a newborn.
As you adjust to these challenges, it's not uncommon to experience mood changes or feelings of sadness. These “baby blues” will often go away after a few weeks.
Sometimes, though, mothers of infants can develop symptoms that ...more
Certified nurse midwife JoAnne Burris describes birth as a poetic paradox: an instance of power and vulnerability in a woman’s life. This important scale can tip in favor of vulnerability or empowerment, depending on the woman’s sense of control and support.
After the birth of her first child in 2005, Burris related giving birth to feelings ...more
Dr. Shaista Vally
Written by Shaista Vally, OD, an optometrist at UK Advanced Eye Care.
Eye health and vision issues can affect everyone, but there are certain conditions that are more common in women than in men. April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month and a great time for women to learn more about the issues that ...more
Dr. Gretchen Wells
Written by Dr. Gretchen Wells, director of the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s Women’s Heart Health Program.
Syncope, the medical term for fainting, is not uncommon in women. In fact, more than 40 percent of women will experience a fainting spell at some point in their life. Syncope refers to a temporary ...more