Posts in:January, 2016

How to Advise Pregnant Patients on Over-the-Counter Medication

Posted January 19, 2016 by Stacy Bolzenius

From lower back pain to allergies and colds, there are several reasons for pregnant women to take an over-the-counter medication. When caring for these patients, women’s health experts should provide guidance on which medications are safe to take and which ones to avoid. This is particularly important due to the lack of research on this issue. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that less than 10 percent of FDA-approved medications offer adequate information on risks Continue reading…

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Posted January 5, 2016 by Stacy Bolzenius

Regular physical activity is an important part of maintaining optimal health during pregnancy and after giving birth. It is important for women’s health experts to recommend safe exercises and other physical activities for pregnant women and those who are in the postpartum period. This helps improve the chance of a healthy pregnancy and recovery after childbirth. Benefits of Exercise Exercising throughout pregnancy and after childbirth is associated with several benefits. It can help women stay physically fit and lower the Continue reading…