It’s YOUR Time: Women’s Health Week

Well who knew???  This week, May 8 – May 14th is National Women’s Health Week:

From the Office of the POTUS:

From the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health:

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2011 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority.

I love the theme “It’s YOUR Time.”

While pregnancy and birth are my passions, the reality is it every aspect of women’s health, how its dealt with, how we are educated about it and what we do with that education directly affects pregnancy outcomes.  Even information/research/education on something far from pregnancy i.e. menopause can affect pregnancy because you see… the culture and the attitude around women’s health, as well as the awareness of and education about women health issues are all intertwined and this includes pregnancy.

I encourage you to use this week to gain more knowledge/information about a topic specific to women’s health and of course use it as a time to make YOUR health a top priority.  Are you do for a physical, (ummmm kinda talking to myself here), a papsmear, a colonoscopy, or a mammogram “It’s Your Time.”   Have you been meaning to stop smoking, start working out or cut back on fast food?  “It’s Your Time.”  What can you do THIS week to Make YOUR health a top priority?

ME??? My action step is to make two personal health appointments I have been putting off. (maybe 3… if you follow my tweets you may have noticed me complaining about my eyesight LOL)  This is my time and This is YOUR time. Take the time to take care of your health… cause if you are not healthy it makes it much more difficult to birth something beautiful!!

So do tell…. What’s going to be your action step this week?? 😀

Blessings
Nicole

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