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15 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

By |2019-11-26T10:40:16-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

You’ve probably heard that “breast is best.” In addition to being a catchy phrase, it’s true: there are a number of benefits for both mother and baby for those who choose to breastfeed. The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby Breast milk contains live immunity. When a baby consumes breast [...]

A Special Kind of Support for a New Mom and Her Baby

By |2019-10-11T12:23:45-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Despite breastfeeding successfully in the hospital, new mom Cheryl Kurn Sacks soon found that she had many questions and needed additional support to be successful in breastfeeding her new baby, Emma, once home. Cheryl, a Manalapan resident, found some challenges with breastfeeding, such as getting Emma to latch correctly. [...]

Avid Traveler Now Explores the Globe with Confidence

By |2019-10-11T12:24:34-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

East Brunswick resident Natalia Bogataia loves to travel but has been grounded for the last few years by urinary incontinence. Now, after surgery, she’s looking forward to a vacation to her native Moldova and many more adventures. Natalia, 50, began experiencing pelvic pain and urinary leakage five years ago. [...]

Holding the Right Pose:  Eatontown Actor Back on Stage After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

By |2019-09-13T10:44:37-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , |

For the past decade, Lorraine Stone of Eatontown has focused her full attention on arts and culture endeavors. In addition to forming her own performance company, she has been acting with another group, performing with a samba band, and volunteering for a historic landmark foundation. Nothing sidetracked her passion [...]

Jamesburg Mom Finds Relief After Decades of Painful Periods

By |2019-09-13T11:10:14-05:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Unbearable, debilitating, and disabling are just some of the ways that Krisda Abene, 43, used to describe her menstrual periods. The mother of three from Jamesburg began suffering from painful periods in her 20s, but it was after she had her third child at age 27 that her symptoms [...]

Get the Low-Down on “Down There”

By |2019-08-05T15:26:36-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Pelvic pain, prolapse, and incontinence are not easy to talk about. But more importantly, they’re not easy to live with. So what can you do? The first step is to learn more about it. Join CentraState's ongoing women’s series for wine, cheese, and intimate conversation on all things pelvic [...]

What Men Should Know About Menopause

By |2019-01-09T09:58:20-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: |

Menopause is much more than just the cessation of periods. Much like the changes men experience during the aging process when testosterone levels dip, fluctuating hormones bring challenging physical and emotional changes for women. Men can help their partners get through this time of transition by asking questions, being [...]