Causes of Infertility: What You Need to Know

One in eight couples in the United States experiences infertility- that’s 12% of people trying to conceive! And yet, it’s still not something that is talked about openly very often. Why is that? Perhaps because it can be such an emotionally charged and difficult topic to deal with. Or, maybe because people are just not […]

Everything You Need to Know About Mammograms

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in U.S. It’s also the second-leading cause of cancer death. Mammograms are the best primary tool for breast cancer screening. Regular mammograms greatly increase the chance of detecting breast cancer early. Early detection and treatment significantly increase survival rates. But going to get your first […]

What You Need to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Egg freezing is one potential solution for some women, especially those with a cancer diagnosis (or another diagnosis that threatens fertility) or those who aren’t ready to become mothers before their biological clock starts winding down. Fertility declines as we age, often taking a nosedive after 35. Yet, year after year, the average age of […]

Pregnancy After 35: What You Need to Know

While younger women are more likely to get pregnant faster and without fertility support, it’s also true that a healthy pregnancy after 35 is entirely possible. Plenty of women 35 years and older are giving birth to healthy babies every day. There’s nothing magical that happens before and after a woman’s 35th birthday but it’s […]

Tips for Dealing with Menopause at Work

Some women have a smooth menopause transition, with little impact, while others may suffer from uncomfortable and even debilitating symptoms. Menopause can make you feel off-balance and unlike yourself. Hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, night sweats, and mood swings can make it difficult enough at home — but what about the workplace? This period of […]

What Should I Expect When my Waters Break?

Wondering what it will be like when your waters break is common. At WomanCare in Illinois, we’re here to provide exceptional healthcare throughout your pregnancy journey. One of the ways we do that is through education. Here are some questions about waters breaking we hear and their answers: Q: What are the waters? A: Your […]

7 Tips for Better Sleep While Pregnant

Sleepless nights are the reality for most new parents but, pregnant women know sleep troubles start long before the baby makes their arrival. Hormones, changing body, and stress levels compromise sleep during pregnancy. Lack of sleep can affect energy and mood and even make it more likely to experience pregnancy complications. Longer, more painful labors, […]

Endometriosis: What You Can Do

Endometriosis affects each woman differently so there’s no guaranteed treatment plan that works for everyone. When you’re trying to find a way to ease endometriosis pain, it can take a lot of trial and error. Some home remedies, treatment plans, medications, and lifestyle changes can help give you relief and make endometriosis pain more manageable. […]

Things to Avoid During Pregnancy

Pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to give up all your usual routines. Your daily activities and diet may stay largely the same. Of course you want to continue following all the general rules for good health: nutrition, sleep and exercise. But there are some things you should avoid during pregnancy for your health and for […]

Coping with Miscarriage

The fact that miscarriage is common may not be of much comfort when you’re dealing with personal loss. Experiencing a miscarriage can unlock a cascade of intense emotions which hormones can also intensify. From sadness and anxiety to irrational guilt, struggling with the loss can be emotionally overwhelming. These feelings are normal and part of […]