Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy and impact 1 in 4 women. Whether it's Baby #1 or Baby #3, feeling overwhelmed is common and a normal adjustment to having a new baby. But when does the feeling of being overwhelmed become something not normal and more serious than the baby blues? Women's health expert Kirtly Jones, MD, talks with Jamie Hales, LCSW, board co-chair for Postpartum Support International and clinical manager for Huntsman Mental Health Institute, about the sign and symptoms of postpartum depression, contributing factors that can put a woman more at risk, and available treatment options.
If your motherhood experience is not going the way you expected, it is okay to admit you are struggling, and it is encouraged to not hesitate to seek professional and medical help.
If the ads are to be believed, as a woman, it seems like you need to swallow a pile of supplements daily to be your healthiest self. But if you’re a non-pregnant, pretty healthy woman, do you really need all these vitamins and supplements? Maybe not. Women’s specialist Kirtly Jones, MD, explores what the research says and whether or not you should be taking a vitamin or mineral supplement.
Midwives play an important role in the birthing experience, should a pregnant woman choose to have a midwife. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with certified nurse midwife Celeste Thomas about the training and knowledge needed to become a midwife. Learn how a midwife can help you during pregnancy.
Chronic sleep deprivation can adversely affect work and family, and should be taken seriously. Focusing on insomnia in women, neurologist and sleep specialist Chris Jones, MD, talks about the dangers of learning to be an insomniac. Kirtly Jones, MD, questions him about sleep aids and therapies, managing stress and letting go of compulsions.
Migraine headaches are more common in women than in men—about 17 percent of women will have migraine. Women's health expert Kirtly Jones, MD, distinguishes between women's migraines and men's migraines. Dr. Jones also provides tips for dealing with the pain that comes from what can be a debilitating condition for some patients with migraines.
For the 25 percent of American women who suffer excessive menstrual bleeding and severe abdominal pain because of uterine fibroids, a non-surgical procedure now offered at University of Utah Hospitals...