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mother and babyEvery mom-to-be has heard of it -- the “baby blues” that can hit you right after you’ve given birth. It’s quite common to feel a bit sad, fatigued and worried in those first days of new motherhood. But what if the “baby blues” won't end?

It's estimated that 1 out of 7 new mothers may suffer from postpartum depression, which is different from the “baby blues.” This is when anxieties and dark feelings dominate your life for weeks after you and your baby are home. Postpartum depression can include insomnia or excessive sleep; loss of appetite; lack of interest in your baby or feeling disconnected from your newborn.

Covid19 300x200We are now accepting all appointments, routine or otherwise.

We will continue to except telemedicine visits as well for those not comfortable coming in. We also want to notify you that all Henry Ford facilities including our office required that anyone coming into one of our facilities wear a mask throughout their visit, and unfortunately, we are still at the point where we cannot accept any companions or visitors with the patient in our facilities. 

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PCOS 300x2000Irregular periods. Infertility. Pelvic pain. Weight gain. Excess facial and body hair. All of these can be symptoms of a condition that affects one in ten women of childbearing age.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) causes an overproduction of the male hormone androgen. This makes the ovaries develop small follicles that fail to release an egg.  It can cause irregular periods with only 8 or 9 a year instead of a monthly cycle, and that makes it difficult to become pregnant.

Sleep and PregnancyHaving a baby isn’t something you should lose sleep over but many pregnant women do. Surveys show that eight out of ten moms-to-be will notice changes to their sleep schedule during pregnancy.

It starts when the surge of progesterone in your first trimester can cause sleepiness in the middle of the day. Your body is battling to cope with all that’s changing and you might feel exhausted yet unable to fall asleep at night.

woman dealing with menopauseMost of the side effects of what we commonly call menopause is actually part of perimenopause when the ovaries begin producing less of the hormone estrogen. Perimenopause usually begins in your 40s, but you could start to notice changes in your mid- to late 30s. This can last for up to 10 years until you reach menopause, which begins when you haven’t had a period for at least one year.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax