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When do you find your "Me Time"?

Our busy lives as working women, mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters and friends leave little time for ourselves.  I'm trying to learn the importance of "Me Time", of which I'm learning to equate with a "balanced" life.  I love being a "giver", but we can't forget to take time for ourselves, to rejuvenate and rest.

 

Check out my guest post on WhattoExpect.com on finding my "Me Time"...

 

http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/family-life/the-only-time-of-day-i-can-find-me-time.aspx#

 

Suzanne Hall, MD

@drsuzyyhall

http://facebook.com/find.drsuzyyhall

 


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Female Urinary Incontinence: Do you Leak Urine?

Have you had embarrassing episodes of leaking urine? This is actually not uncommon for women. I’d like to simplify the explanation of the 2 most common reasons for urinary incontinence.  We’ll start first with the anatomy…

 

Imagine the bladder as a ‘balloon’ that holds our urine, located centrally just above the mid pubic bone. (It actually dwells right on top of the lower uterus.)  This balloon has a short ‘straw’ that empties it (the urethra.) The urethra exits the bladder at about a 45 degree angle, in a ‘locked’ angle disallowing  urine’s unexpected release.  For urination to actually occur, a complex neurologic system connects the brain’s signal (which we mentally initiate) to the bladder to ‘command’ urination, with the bladder’s function of ‘contracingt’ to empty the urine, and the urethra ‘relaxing’, to  allow the urine to actually release.

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