According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for black and white women in the United States. So let's talk about heart disease in women and its underlying causes. The term has always seemed a little vague to me, so I asked Dr. Jeremy Allen of American Family Care to share some insight.

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Belly binding is one technique that can help facilitate post-partum healing. Just as it sounds, the practice refers to wrapping or splinting your abdomen.

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As the mom of a four-year-old and a toddler, I know firsthand how hard it can be to find the time for self-care and exercise. I also know how important fitness is for physical and mental health, especially in the growing and raising children phase of life. To address the fitness needs of busy moms […]

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During pregnancy, it can be quite challenging to take care of yourself. With all the symptoms raging and not much relief in sight, it’s hard not to get discouraged. Nausea, heartburn, mood swings, dietary needs, body aches and pains, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and baby prep can be really overwhelming.  This of course in addition to […]

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Overcoming Postpartum depression and anxiety has taught me to embrace my new self and not long for the person I was before having children.

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Before you show up to the doorstep of your friend that's just given birth, here are a few tips that will make the visit to the new mom enjoyable for everyone.

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My body provided food for my children; my hips have propped them up when they couldn't walk. It’s provided a soft place for them to land when they needed comfort. But even after all it has done I still struggle to love it just the way it is.

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Lying-in is an age-old childbirth practice where it is expected that a new mother stay in bed after giving birth, while the other women in her family attend to the needs of her and her household.

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