Women's Health

Are Probiotics Safe During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

What are Probiotics?  Probiotics are living microorganisms that benefit health. Many of these microorganisms are bacteria, which are often thought of as something we should avoid. While there are “bad” bacteria that can cause illness, probiotics are considered “good” bacteria...

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Which Personal Lubricants Are Safe

Because of their ability to reduce friction between surfaces, substances such as baby oil and petroleum jelly are often used as sexual lubricants. Though these products may be effective for their intended purpose, they may also have unwanted adverse side...

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The Importance of a Good Probiotic During Pregnancy


By Rebecca M. Urban for IntimateRose.com I never would’ve guessed when I became a childbirth educator nearly a decade ago that one of the most common questions I’d be asked by my students was how to identify a...

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Why Vaginal Steaming is a Bad Idea... And How To Address Vaginal Flora

What is Vaginal Steaming and Why Is It On The Rise? Vaginal douching disintegrated into a relic of the past, joining shag carpeting and fuzzy dice hanging from rear-view windows….Until it made a comeback. Thanks in...

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Ladies, We Need to Talk About GBS (Group B Streptococcus) and Pregnancy

It is sometimes hard to believe that in the western world with all its modern medical technology, we still experience infant mortality. We can now check the fetus when it is just a few weeks old, follow it throughout the...

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How to Pick the Perfect Lubricant

One of the most important elements of a good sexual experience is having the proper lubrication. The body produces its own lubrication when a woman is sexually excited but, in most cases, it’s not enough to last her throughout the...

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