Katelynne Shepard

Katelynne has been trying to get the hang of this raising kids thing since 2007 but spends most of her time wondering who stole her copy of Parenting 101. When she’s not playing referee for her two children or writing all the words, she fantasizes about a full night’s sleep, uninterrupted showers, and triple venti caramel macchiatos with coconut milk.

Katelynne has been trying to get the hang of this raising kids thing since 2007 but spends most of her time wondering who stole her copy of Parenting 101. When she’s not playing referee for her two children or writing all the words, she fantasizes about a full night’s sleep, uninterrupted showers, and triple venti caramel macchiatos with coconut milk.

As you may have guessed from the somewhat scary sounding name, bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection that occurs in the vagina and is technically considered an STD. A little less than one-third of women aged 14-49 will be infected at some point, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but understanding more about the infection is the ...

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You already know that you may have latch issues or to be prepared for cluster feeding, but what about those challenges people don't tell you about? Here are four things I wish I would have known when I started nursing. ...

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A full 75 percent of women experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. While the symptoms are certainly uncomfortable and can interfere with your daily activities, yeast infections are usually very easy to treat. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of candida, and women commonly experience vaginal yeast infections; however, ...

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The American Cancer Society recommends that women have their first mammogram at age 45 — earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer — and every year after until age 55 at which point the mammograms can be every two years. You already know that getting a mammogram is an important part of protecting your health, but the first time can ...

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It's no secret that what you eat can make a big difference in how you feel. Eating well increases your mood and energy levels, makes it easier to fall and stay asleep, and it can even make it easier to get pregnant. In today's diet-worshiping culture, though, it can be hard to tell which way to eat is best. Should you go keto for carbs? Is Paleo ...

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If you've wanted to use fertility charting to conceive, avoid a pregnancy, or just keep better track of your cycles but think you can't because you've been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, you may want to think again. While it can be more challenging to track and interpret PCOS charts, it's by no means impossible and can actually be ...

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects nearly 5 million women. Because it affects so many parts of the body, it can be a particularly difficult diagnosis to live with and even harder to diagnose. Many of the main PCOS symptoms can also seem like the natural progression of aging, but here are some common issues that may point to more ...

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An incompetent cervix is one of the more common complications of pregnancy, and it simply means that the cervix starts dilating too early in the pregnancy, increasing the risk of preterm labor and a baby being delivered before the lungs and other organs have fully developed. A cerclage — a stitch that keeps the cervix closed — is the most ...

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Whether you've been dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome for years or just got your diagnosis, it's normal to want to try some non-medicinal options to keep your symptoms in check. While it may not be possible to totally control PCOS via natural methods, focusing on these three areas can help. ...

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A new study has come out cautioning women against eating anti-inflammatory foods in the last trimester of pregnancy, but is it for real or just another "rule"? Here's what you need to know. ...

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