Articles: women's health

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  1. Pyrroluria - Vitamin B6 and Zinc Deficiency

    by Kate Neil

    Paula had had three miscarriages, very widely spaced periods, felt depressed, was nauseous in the mornings and suffered indigestion and bloating. She had also suffered from anore...

  2. Spotlight on Vitamin C and its Role in Perimenopause

    by Emma Bardwell

    Perimenopause - the transition into menopause - often brings a raft of physiological changes, from the poster symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, through to lesser-known ...

  3. Stomp out the Stigma of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    by Sherrie Palm

    “The real story about pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence is not that embarrassing conditions and symptoms exist; the story is about impact to women’s lives and that after 4000 ...

  4. Supporting Women Through Pregnancy

    by Dr Jenny Hallam

    Recently it was announced that the NHS aims to recruit 3,000 extra midwives to enable pregnant women to be supported by the same midwives throughout pregnancy and birth. This contin...

  5. Surrender: Its Relevance to Childbirth and Motherhood

    by Tamara Donn

    The author begins by describing herself becoming very ill on a long journey, and continuing, even though she was only partly recovered, with a determination expressed by the mantra...

  6. Take Another Dose of Salt

    by Dr Angela Jones

    Ellen had a miserable time with endometriosis for many years. She had been treated with danazol, then had difficulty conceiving, but eventually achieved pregnancy with the help of ...

  7. The Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

    by Mary Nonde

    While some medical opinion suggests the optimum time to introduce solids is between four and six months, there is no reason why you can't breastfeed exclusively for much longer tha...

  8. The Benefits of Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth

    by Kathy Stephenson

    In this article on self-hypnosis for easier delivery, the author says it is a technique that can be quickly and easily learned, and offers a number of methods to enable women to wo...

  9. The Changing Face of Beauty Therapy

    by Bharti Vyas

    The author , a vice president of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, who has trained in and incorporates into her practice a wide range of complementary therapies, is striving t...

  10. The Function of Hypnosis in Obstetrics

    by Kate McEwen

    Obstetrics is the branch of medicine which deals with the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth.

  11. The Impact of “Call the Midwife” on the Public’s View of Midwifery

    by Denise Tiran

    The hugely popular television programme Call the Midwife captured 9.8 million viewers on its first episode (Radio Times 7th February 2012). It is set in the 1950s East End of London...

  12. The Industrialization of Farming and Childbirth

    by Michel Odent

    Dr Odent, the well-known obstetrician who has tirelessly campaigned for more natural birthing practices and techniques, points out the striking similarities between the industriali...

  13. The Menopause: Metamorphosis Begins in the Womb

    by Dr DF Smallbone

    Like most things in life, the menopause is not a simple change; it is the most incredible series of interlinked events, culminating in an organism that will work with a very diff...

  14. The Reality of Living with PCOS: Your Questions Answered

    by Delilah Kealy Roberts

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects one in ten women of childbearing age. It's a common problem, yet one that isn't frequently discussed, leaving many peopl...

  15. The Secret Of Oestrogen Dominance (And What’s In It For Men?)

    by Alan Hopking

    What is it about the middle age spread, with the emphasis on middle? The spreading of our middle begins around the age of 35, research shows. It’s as if a fat switch flicks on and ...

  16. The Use of Herbs For Pre-Conceptual Care in Older Mothers - A Case Study

    by Carol Rogers

    This case study concerns a woman who had had two normal births, followed by a miscarriage at twelve weeks. Generally healthy and fit, one complication of her treatment was having b...

  17. Threading - Quick and Painless Hair Removal Solution

    by Anna Marcysiak

    There are many options available to remove unwanted hair, but few options to get rid of hair permanently. The different methods of hair removal from the old stand-by, shaving, to th...

  18. Traditional Medicines for Childbearing: Implications of Use in the UK

    by Denise Tiran

    It is estimated that over 80% of expectant mothers now use natural remedies.[Hall et al 2011] British-born women view the self-administration of herbal, homeopathic and other remedi...

  19. Treating Menstrual Cramps Naturally

    by Daemon Jones

    The article describes both short-term and long term approaches to pain, specifically menstrual cramps.  In the short term, nutritional magnesium is very helpful, and she suggests b...

  20. Treating Pregnant Clients: Complementary Therapists' Appreciation Of Risk

    by Denise Tiran

    The article reports the results of a survey undertaken by the author to determine whether complementary practitioners who treat pregnant women are adequately trained to understand ...

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