Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Healthy moms, babies and families are the focus of Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s New Moms Circle Support Group, which kicks off its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 21 from 11am-1pm. “Maximizing Love and Managing Stress” will be presented by B...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

On Friday, October 25, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammographies, and if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and above with no insurance or who are underinsured. You can head to the...

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FIT4MOM Rockland Franchise Opened July 9 in Several Locations

FIT4MOM Rockland Franchise Opened July 9 in Several Locations

Fit4Moms is a national franchise that offers new moms the opportunity to exercise, bond with their children, and bond with each other. Amy Leon has brought Fit4Moms back to Rockland after a few year’s hiatus and debuted its signature Stroller Strid...

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Changes That Are Normal in Your Body Postpartum

Changes That Are Normal in Your Body Postpartum

Women are taught to expect numerous changes to their bodies during pregnancy; from weight gain to weird cravings to swollen feet, there are just some things we know might happen. However, we don’t talk about the changes that might happen to your bo...

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3 Questions to Ask Care Providers When You're Expecting

3 Questions to Ask Care Providers When You're Expecting

Without question, there are some definite things worth knowing about your care provider’s approach to birth. Here are my top three questions to ask so you will know what to expect before the distant months become just weeks or days before the antic...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Egg Freezing Clinic

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Egg Freezing Clinic

While egg freezing clinics aren’t as prevalent as Starbucks and Duane Reade in New York City, there are definitely many options to choose from. From uptown to downtown, the east side to the west side, you have a choice. And unless your BFF or your ...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

On Friday, May 10 from 8am-3:30pm, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammography, and, if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and older who are either underinsured or have no insurance. R...

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New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

Moms on-the-go looking for a comfortable travel experience will find privacy and support in Port Authority’s 28 upgraded nursing suites, newly available at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and New York Stewart airports. These pods, which are larger,...

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Infertility Awareness Week: It's Time to Have the Talk with Your Doctor

Infertility Awareness Week: It's Time to Have the Talk with Your Doctor

The Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New Jersey conducted the 2018 Infertility Trends National Survey including more than 1,000 respondents. The survey revealed that many people facing infertility issues are unaware of the huge advancement...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

Expert tips on what moms should know about their postpartum bodies.

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10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

Once women find out they're pregnant, they do everything in their power to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy—and some may even stop exercising, thinking is safer for mother and child. But as it turns out, exercising during pregnancy is safe, and ...

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Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling

Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling

The importance of preconception counseling for women who are planning on getting pregnant.

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4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

Key nutrients moms should eat when breast-feeding

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6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

Taking 15-20 minutes of me time every day can reduce stress and prevent burnout

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New Doctor to Join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness

New Doctor to Join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness

Obstetrician and gynecologist Karyn Wat, M.D., will join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness in July.

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Female Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Overview & FAQs

Female Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Overview & FAQs

The different types of urinary incontinence and how they can be treated

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Pregnancy Could Cost 425% More Under GOP Health Plan

Pregnancy Could Cost 425% More Under GOP Health Plan

Insurance premiums for pregnant women could go up considerably per the new GOP health bill, intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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How to Fit Exercise Into Your Day

How to Fit Exercise Into Your Day

As parents, our lives are crazy busy, so here are some easy ways to make sure you’re finding ways to exercise.

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VivaEve Offers Non-Surgical Uterine Fibroid Embolization

VivaEve Offers Non-Surgical Uterine Fibroid Embolization

VivaEve offers non-surgical Uterine Fibroid Embolization to treat uterine fibroid tumors and adenomyosis.

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Mothers Get Less Sleep Than Fathers: Study

Mothers Get Less Sleep Than Fathers: Study

New research shows women get less sleep than men in a household with children.

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Rockland Health Department Receives Grant for Breast-Feeding

Rockland Health Department Receives Grant for Breast-Feeding

The Rockland Health Department was awarded a $1.2 million grant to fund the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities project.

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Congress Passes Postpartum Depression Legislation

Congress Passes Postpartum Depression Legislation

Congress recently passed groundbreaking maternal mental health legislation, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act.

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Hit the Gym, Moms—and Look Great!

Hit the Gym, Moms—and Look Great!

Make your fitness routine easier to stick to with these workout-proof wonders.

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Redbook Magazine Survey: What does a stay-at-home-mom do?

Redbook Magazine Survey: What does a stay-at-home-mom do?

In a recent study called “The Mom Gig,” Redbook shed some light on the answer to the question we’ve all been wondering for years: What exactly do stay-at-home moms do on a daily basis?

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Connecticut Fertility Center Offers New Support Group and Webimar

Connecticut Fertility Center Offers New Support Group and Webimar

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut is launching a new support group at its Stamford location and a secondary infertility webinar.

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5 Easy Things Moms can do to Feel Healthier

5 Easy Things Moms can do to Feel Healthier

Five easy things moms can do every day to feel healthier and improve well-being.

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Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy Alter Baby’s DNA

Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy Alter Baby’s DNA

Smoking during pregnancy may cause alterations to the baby’s DNA, according to a new study.

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Why You Should Never Comment on a Pregnant Woman’s Diet

Why You Should Never Comment on a Pregnant Woman’s Diet

This local mom of six kids riffs on pregnancy cravings and nine months’ worth of unfiltered comments from friends and strangers alike.

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Zika Virus - What You Need to Know

Zika Virus - What You Need to Know

The Zika Virus has reached the United States. Here's what you need to know.

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Elisabeth Rohm Talks About IVF and Her Struggle With Infertility

Elisabeth Rohm Talks About IVF and Her Struggle With Infertility

Elisabeth Rohm talks about her IVF journey and how important it is to plan for you future family.

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Breast Feeding Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Breast Feeding Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Two new studies find that women who breastfeed reduce their risk of breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes in the long run.

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What is Secondary Infertility?

What is Secondary Infertility?

Some women have difficulty conceiving after their first child. This is called secondary infertility. Paul Gindoff, M.D., shares the causes and treatments of secondary infertility.

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5 Simple ways to Relax

5 Simple ways to Relax

Mom hack expert Ereka Vetrini shares her five favorite ways to relax.

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Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

With women becoming mothers later in life, they commonly go through menopause at the same time their daughter is going through puberty. Here are five ways to deal with the house full of hormones.

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New York First State to Give All Pregnant Women Access to Health Care

New York First State to Give All Pregnant Women Access to Health Care

New York State has designated pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special health insurance enrollment period for pregnant women to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive prenatal care throughout pregnancy.

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Suffern's Women's Wellness Group Opens in Airmont

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group, which recently opened in Airmont, offers internal medicine, nutrition counseling, and breast-feeding counseling to women in Rockland County.

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This October, Think Pink: Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

This October, Think Pink: Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Healthyroads of American Specialty Health shares some of the warning signs of breast cancer and ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.

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3 Ways Hypothyroidism Misdiagnosis Can Affect You

Patients who have undiagnosed or misdiagnosed hypothyroidism live with unrelieved symptoms, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and live with uncomfortable or unhealthy physical changes. Steven Hotze, M.D., says bioidentical hormone replacement...

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What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her First Period

How to help your girl, whose special needs make the first menstruation experience more challenging, cope with getting her period for the first time and develop healthy habits from the beginning.

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Birth Control and the HPV Vaccine for Girls with Special Needs

When a young girl with disabilities gets her period for the first time, and questions arise about birth control, the HPV vaccine, and other precautions, there's more to consider than whether she plans to be sexually active.

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10-Point Checklist to Prepare for Your Daughter's First Period

Is your daughter with special needs about to get her period for the first time? Here is a 10-point checklist to help you prepare her for her first menstruation, including how to help her understand and accept the experience and self-care it requires.

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Q-and-A with Emily Oster on Modern Pregnancy Guidelines

When economist Emily Oster got pregnant and wasn’t receiving answers from her doctors that seemed grounded in fact, she took matters into her own hands. Now you can benefit from her findings—and make personal, informed decisions about everything fr...

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Quiz: Do You Know the Modern Guidelines to Pregnancy?

Based on Emily Oster's book on modern pregnancy, "Expecting Better: How To Fight The Pregnancy Establishment With Facts," a quiz to see whether you know fact from fiction when it comes to modern pregnancy guidelines.

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Park Avenue Fertility Opens Norwalk Satellite Office

Park Avenue Fertility and Reproductive Medicine recently opened a satellite office in Norwalk. The new location offers many services including in vitro fertilization and egg donation. The new office in Norwalk was opened for convenience for patient...

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Mom-and-Baby Pilates Offered at Chelsea Yoga Studio

Karma Kids Yoga, located in Chelsea, now offers Mom & Baby Pilates, a one-hour class that gives mothers a chance to exercise and bond with their babies. The class is also an opportunity for babies to learn to socialize with each other and for mothe...

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

During the winter months, it's common for pregnant women and new mothers to have poor circulation, especially if standing or sitting all day with a new baby. Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan, ...

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Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition due to misdiagnosis. Knowing the symptoms of thyroid diseases, such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's disease, can help with early detection and proper treatment of thyr...

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Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations

The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family.

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New Well-Fitness Boutique Helps Empower Women

Benay Rubin made her 17-year long dream a reality when she opened the doors to SHE3 Well-Fitness Boutique in Fairfield. Rubin empowers women to make a healthy lifestyle change through physical fitness and clean, holistic eating habits.

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What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.

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