A Medical Journal for Well Beings

On the Path to Starting a Family

The letter below is a fictional perspective based on the decades of experience our physicians and Women’s Health experts have had with patients who are trying to conceive, and the families who have experienced reproductive struggles along the way.


The Choices Women Make at Critical Life Transitions Can Have Long-Term Effects

Women go through a variety of transitions throughout their lifetime, each with a unique change of hormones. These shifts are often accompanied by health questions and decisions to optimize care at that stage. While most women do not consider the long-term effects of their health choices at those times, there are clearly long-term health effects that can occur as a result. Dr. Carolyn Mannon and Dr. Jacqueline Fletcher explain.