Cultivating a Positive Attitude About Your Period

Periods are often seen as a monthly hassle. But what if we shifted our perspective slightly? What if we viewed them as a celebration of our body’s incredible capabilities? Let’s embrace our menstrual cycles and uncover the silver linings in each period by exploring how a positive mindset can revolutionize your connection with your menstrual cycle.

10 Easy Hobbies Anyone Can Start (Even While Pregnant)

It can be hard to continue your “normal” life during pregnancy, especially in those last few weeks when you are tired of being pregnant and are just so anxious to meet your little one. However, it is so important to prioritize self-care! Doing things that you enjoy during pregnancy and after your baby arrives are essential to maintaining positive mental health and avoiding burnout. We’ve compiled a list of easy hobbies that require little cost and are totally safe to pick up during pregnancy:

PCOS Unraveled: Understanding and Managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome written in spiral notebook

Here at the Center for Women, we are committed to bringing light on issues and topics that may impact the health and well-being of women in our community. While not extremely common, as many as one in ten women are affected by a condition called “polycystic ovarian syndrome” or PCOS. This condition affects many body […]

What Is Morning Sickness (And How To Manage It)?

Women with unexpected pregnancy dealing with morning sickness symptoms at home in Jackson.

You’ve probably heard of morning sickness at some point in your life. Although it is called “morning sickness”, it isn’t exclusive to the early hours of the day. Some women experience symptoms throughout the day or for extended hours. This nausea can sometimes be one of the most challenging parts of pregnancy. Here are some […]

Fighting the Winter Blues

Center for Women client relaxing at home while practicing self care to fight the winter blues.

There are so many fun things to do in the winter that aren’t available to you in the summer. Going skiing, taking a walk during the first snowfall, curling up by the fire. There is a sort of magic to winter. However, after some time, being cooped up inside can start to feel like a drag. During January or February, it is common for people to start to experience a little off, and many say they stop feeling like themselves. If you are in a similar boat, you’re not alone.

Understanding Your Cycle

Young woman on her period relaxing on her couch at home.

Your period has started. You’re menstruating. Your “cycle” has begun. No matter what terms you care to use, the time has come yet again to stock up on pads, tampons, chocolates and whatever else helps you get through the next 3-7 days. But how much do you know about what’s really going on inside of […]

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnant woman eating a nutritious snack at home

Healthy eating and nutrition are important considerations for every woman, no matter what stage of life she’s in. While taking care of yourself should always be a priority, it’s especially important when you’re pregnant.

Fun Facts About Your Baby’s Development In Utero

photo of a baby's feet inside of it's father's hands

What’s Going On in There?  Pregnancy can so often seem like 9 months of this big mystery that’s going on inside your body. The symptoms women feel certainly provide pretty frequent reminders that something is happening, but we don’t get to see the results of the endured morning sickness, fatigue and other changes happening until […]

Safe Delivery Laws

A baby that has been saved using Safe Delivery Laws in Michigan.

Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant or having a baby that was not planned can be incredibly overwhelming. The “Safe Delivery” law (or similarly named laws) have been implemented in some states to allow a confidential option for a mother to give up an infant in a way that is both safe for the child and without […]

Everything You Need To Know About Ectopic Pregnancy

A friendly nurse on her way to help a Center for Women Client with her questions about ectopic pregnancy.

An ectopic pregnancy is a complication that can be extremely dangerous for a pregnant woman if not treated. While ectopic pregnancies are not very common (happening in about 2% of pregnancies), women who are sexually active should know what they are, what symptoms to watch out for, and the importance of verifying the viability of […]