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What to Pack in A Hospital Bag for Labor : The Ultimate Guide

What to Pack in A Hospital Bag for Labor : The Ultimate Guide

Experts recommend once you hit 36 weeks of pregnancy you should have your bags packed and ready to go for the inevitable surprise of labor as well as the possibility of an early labor. This go to bag should be kept in an easy to grab place in your home or even in the car at all times. 


Now that you know when to pack and where to keep your bag; there's one HUGE question. WHAT DO I PACK IN MY HOSPITAL BAG FOR LABOR? Below you will find a checklist of items to pack...


4 Tips To Stay Calm at The Doctors Office

4 Tips To Stay Calm at The Doctors Office

Visiting the doctors office can be a true source of anxiety. At Get Janes we have spoken to patients who have experienced nerves during difficult appointments. Whether you are anticipating life changing test results or just going in for a simple check up; here are 4 Tips to Staying Calm at the Doctors Office.

 

1. Bring Along A Companion

Companion at Doctors Office

A great way to shed the stress of a doctor's appointment is to bring a loving companion with you on your visit. A friend, spouse, work assistant, or age appropriate family member...


What's Age Got to Do with It?

What's Age Got to Do with It?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we all know what that means; it’s time to think Mammograms. Do we need them? Even as we age and may be in – a perceived – safe zone?

The answer is you bet. According the American Cancer Institute Data Center, 2019 will produce a combined diagnosis total of 271,270 (both female and male), with an improving but still sobering mortality count estimate of 42,260. To break that down into statistics we can easily grasp, that’s one in six odds of not surviving this type of cancer. It makes the...


It's time to ask for a "Mammoglam"!

It's time to ask for a "Mammoglam"!

It’s Time to Ask for a ‘Mammoglam’

by Allyson Cote

It may surprise you that the technology for the mammogram was invented in the 1950’s. Dr. Robert Egan at the University of Texas developed the now ubiquitous compression screening machine, and things were flat for the next fifty years, literally. In 2019, women demand more from their annual breast health screening! Several new breakthroughs are making the Mammogram process less painful, and even enjoyable. Here’s the best of the breast innovations happening now: 

Say goodbye to pain...


Modesty Meets Measurable Improvements

Modesty Meets Measurable Improvements

 

We’re not born with shame as a newborn entering the world. We come kicking and cooing devoid of all awareness that we’re naked. While this may work for youngsters, and even several cultures around the world, in the United States we’re quickly indoctrinated into the clothing culture. But what if the anticipation of shame or judgement prevents us from seeking preventative care? What happens when we would ultimately opt to suffer in silence than expose ourselves during doctor visits? If you are nodding in agreement, and possibly even wincing as you recall postponing several appointments due to...