It’s Women’s Health Week and You’re In Your 30’s…

The 19th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The Mother’s Day kick-off provides the perfect impetus for women of all ages to honor and respect themselves by making better health choices. Sadly, women’s health issues and care are often lamentably not a priority in many male-oriented physician practices. As such, it is important that all women take a proactive stance in ensuring they receive the best healthcare possible; this can only happen by educating ourselves. Knowledge is POWER. The following are steps/choices that women can take towards living their best life at any age:

30s –  First mammogram and discuss family planning

  • It is important to establish a baseline from which all future mammograms can be compared especially if there is a family history of breast cancer.
  • It is time to have discussions about wanting to conceive. The longer you wait to start a family the higher the risk rises for birth defects especially after the age of 35. With so many high-profile celebrities giving birth in their 40s and even in their 50s (Janet Jackson) the perception is that delaying childbirth is easy to do. The reality is these women have unlimited sources of income and access to the best fertility doctors in the world which, of course, is not normally the case for the majority of women. The reality is the health risks for babies and mothers are extremely high and dangerous.
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