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Woman breastfeeding newborn baby

National Breastfeeding Month and International Breastfeeding week both occur in August, so Capital Women’s Care wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the benefits of breastfeeding.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that mothers breastfeed exclusively for six months, before introducing any other food to their baby. After other foods are introduced after six months of age, it is recommended that mothers breastfeed in conjunction with other foods for at least six more months.

Family on a summer hike up a hill.

This summer, we are focusing on steps to keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy! In Part 1 of our blog series, we talked about the importance of protection from the sun and heat, water safety, and preventing the spread of insect-carried disease. This week, we explore how you can take advantage of the summer weather to create a healthy lifestyle for your family.

Family enjoying a summer picnic

The warm summer weather presents the perfect opportunity to get outside with the family for some fun in the sun. It’s important that while doing this, you do your best to keep the family safe. To help you do so, our team at Capital Women’s Care has gathered a list of safety tips to keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy this summer. In this two-part series, we will be looking at some safe, summer-specific ways to make the most of your time together with your family.

Expectant mother reading about Group B Strep infections during pregnancy

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month, and our team at CWC wants to make sure every mom and/or mom-to-be out there understands what Group B strep is. Group B Strep, also known as Streptococcus agalactiae, is a naturally occurring bacteria found in the digestive system and reproductive tract of men and women. Approximately 25% of all healthy women are considered carriers for Group B Strep, which means that if they become pregnant, they may pass the infection to their child. Group B Strep can cause serious health issues for unborn and newborn children.

National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day
June 27th is National HIV Testing day. There are approximately 1 million people in the US living with an HIV infection, it’s important that we are all educated about the virus and how modern medicine and testing can help. One in seven HIV-positive people in the US are unaware of their diagnosis. The time has never been better to advocate for HIV testing. National HIV Testing day exists to raise awareness of HIV, encourage people to get tested, and connect people with care and treatment for HIV.

Warm Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman on beach
While many people look forward to the barbeques, beach days, and heat of the summer, pregnant women often struggle during the summer months due to the increased heat and humidity. At Capital Women’s Care, we recognize the process of keeping you and your unborn child healthy, so we have built a list of ways for pregnant women to take care of themselves during the hottest months of the year.
Man and woman walking outside
Capital Women’s Care is dedicated to caring for the health of women at every age. With that, we recognize most women have important men in their lives. Whether it is your partner, father, brother, uncle, son, or friend, men’s health plays a significant role in your own well-being. June is National Men’s Health Month, so we’ve put together a guide to help women advocate for the health of the important men in their lives.

Spring Clean your Body

Women doing pushups

Every spring presents the opportunity to start fresh with a new exercise routine or a healthy eating plan. If you do not start with a clear and organized plan, it is easy to lose steam once you get lost in the details of a new routine.Use our guide below to plan, organize, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Elderly women exercising with hula hoops

It is National Women’s Health Week, and we are inviting women of every age to celebrate with us! You are never too young or old to start taking your health seriously. If you are looking for age-specific resources on how to spring clean your health at every age, look no further than our recommended list below.

Women hanging out - mental health day

Mental health has long been overlooked as an important factor in overall health. Recent research and initiatives like Mental Health Month outline mental health’s role in practicing a healthy lifestyle. In fact, mental health is just as important as physical health! This year, Mental Health Month is highlighting the theme #4mind4Body. In honor of Mental Health Month, here are five areas you can start some mental health spring cleaning.

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