Women's Wellness December 2009
The Delivery Debate: C-Section vs. Vaginal Birth - What's Better for You and Your Baby?
Over the past several years, an increasing number of women have been choosing to have Cesarean sections (C-sections) over the option to give birth vaginally. Although some may say that C-sections are considered to be easier and less painful, is it really the best way to give birth if you don’t have a medical reason to do so? More>>
How a Woman's Gender Affects Her Health
When it comes to staying healthy, a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work. Women and men have different needs, making prevention and treatment regimens unique for each gender. Read the following article to learn more about how women’s health varies from men’s.
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CKHS New Moms/New Parents Project Tip of the Month
It’s important for women of childbearing age between the ages of 13-44 to consume a multivitamin that contains a supplement of folic acid. Folic acid is a naturally occurring B vitamin that helps a baby's neural tube. It must be taken before and during early pregnancy when the neural tube is developing. Folic acid helps protect your body from heart disease, cervical and colon cancer, and possibly breast cancer. It’s recommended that women take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day. Folic acid can also be consumed through foods such as:
· Green leafy vegetables
· Dried beans
· Orange Juice
Source: March of Dimes, 2009
Holiday Recipes from The Health eCooking Show
Ah the holidays. Time for…gift buying, gift wrapping, card sending. This year, instead of cologne, why not give someone some cookies? Instead of a new hat and gloves, how about some bread? The Health eCooking Show® has something to please every palate, so browse our extensive database and get cooking! More>>
Reservations Being Accepted for January Moms in Motion Classes
Moms in Motion is a unique program that allows moms-to-be and new mothers to participate in supervised exercise classes at the Healthplex® Sports Club. Among the seven-week programs with openings available beginning in mid-January are Prenatal Yoga, Mom and Baby Yoga and Parent-Tot (helps introduce your infant and toddler to water in our warm-water therapy pool). Call (610) 328-8874 to learn more or to register.
Services for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Did you know that Crozer-Keystone offers classes for women with gestational diabetes? And, if you want to exercise while pregnant or after delivery, our Moms in Motion program is a great way to stay fit while pregnant and after baby arrives. Finally, our Home Care department provides in-home nursing visits to new parents and their babies within a few days of discharge from the hospital. More>>
Childbirth Education Classes at Crozer-Keystone Health System
The key to good health that lasts a lifetime begins even before your baby is born. Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital offer a variety of fee-based maternal/child health education classes to help families prepare for the birth and care of an infant. Find childbirth education classes available at each site for January and February.