Tag: womens health

Vanity Vulnerability: Honest Thoughts on How Self-Love is Hard

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After my first daughter, I killed the post-baby weight challenge.  I was thinner than I was pre-baby, I was in smaller size clothing, I...

5 Healthy Habits I am Continuing this Year

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I have never been a big fan of New Year's Resolutions because as you know, by February, most of them are long forgotten! I...

Making Your Fitness Resolution Stick

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For most of my life, I'd say I didn't actually know what exercise was. My parents told me it was important, but I didn't...

Make Those Resolutions Stick

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I am a bit conflicted about New Year's resolutions. On one hand, they’re usually made with good intentions and at time of year when...

Let’s All Be the Supportive Friend

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The Story That Inspired My Thoughts I recently read a blog entry from a woman sharing her own breast cancer survival story which included her...

Four Natural Germbusters For a Healthy Fall

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About two weeks into the new school season, I felt it. The ick. My head starting aching and my throat felt scratchy. I felt...

5 Ways I Use Essential Oils in My Home

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When I hear the word essential oils, I immediately get an icky feeling inside. It makes me think of all of the MLM companies...

Meet Paula The Midwife

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I can’t believe the Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center has been open for almost 5 years.  I realize a lot of you may not...

The Voice is Yours

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I heard the voice as soon as I looked in the mirror this morning. It pointed out the bags under my eyes, critiqued my skin,...

Disordered Perceptions: How an Eating Disorder Changed Me

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We at FMB are not doctors, but we do encourage the discussion of topics relating to women's health. Please seek the advice of your...

“Lose the Pooch” and Other Thoughts on Postpartum

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Picture this: you just gave birth to your newborn. You clap yourself on the back for running the marathon that is labor. Maybe you...

The Mystery of PCOS

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I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at the age of 14.  At what was probably my very first visit to the gynecologist,...

The Trouble With IUD’s: When Motherhood Wasn’t the Plan

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Family Planning (or unplanned...) I was 21, my boyfriend was 19 and we had just moved in together. We weren't planning on having any children,...