Women’s Health By The Ages- Childbearing Years

There is a lot to consider when it comes to your health during the childbearing years. Not only are you responsible for your own health, but often times you are now responsible for your children’s health. Women in their childbearing years could be anywhere from 20-40 when they are most likely to get pregnant and raise a family. This is why it is crucial to take steps to protect your body from infections and injury and prevent long-term health problems. Taking care of yourself and making healthy choices can help protect you and your loved ones. UNI Urgent Care can help you have control of your health by assisting you in protecting and understanding your reproductive system

During these years, it is important to keep a healthy weight by exercising and eating nutritious foods. This factor alone could dictate what sort of pregnancy you have, and how your body can handle the initial strain of parenthood. While enjoying these years, you and your doctor at UNI Urgent Care should monitor major health factors like blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. If you plan accordingly in your Preconception years, you should be on track with your birth control and conception plan, thus helping to relieve the stress and anxiety of the potential unknown.

How Can UNI Urgent Care Help?

If you think you are pregnant or have questions about your pregnancy or birth, always contact your physician. Knowing your health risks and family history can help to ensure a safe and happy pregnancy. As with all stages of life, childbearing years are a good time to reduce alcohol consumption and quit smoking and using drugs. At this particular age range, it is important to stay up-to-date with STD testing, as that can influence a woman’s fertility as well. Altogether, a healthy body and mind will help you survive this challenging yet rewarding phase of life as a woman, as well as prepare you for the next stage of life: pre- and post-menopause. May is a great time to visit any of our UNI Urgent Care Locations to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding women’s health.