Being a women in today’s world is hard work! Women wear many different hats such a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, niece, granddaughter, co-worker, and boss, just to name a few. While wearing all these hats, it is easy to forget to care for yourself. Women can get overwhelmed with the needs of others and forget to pay attention to their own needs. In addition, women often have a maternal idea of being self-sacrificing, however this is self-destructive. When this occurs, and they stop attending to their own needs, their ability to care for others will soon diminish.
Therefore, as we prepare for the holiday season and the end of yet another blessed year, please treat yourself to self-care. This self-care may include adequate rest, dietary intake, hydration, exercise, hormone replacement therapy, laughter, faith and healthy relationships with family and friends. In addition women must take time out of their busy schedule to schedule their doctor’s appointments for routine screenings (based on their age) such as a well-women exam and pap smear, mammogram, dental exam, eye exam, dermatology / skin check, and colonoscopy. Women need to understand the importance of preventative healthcare and the best tool for prevention is awareness. Your children and others are watching you. Be a good example, “always put your oxygen mask on first, allowing you to be able to care for others”. College Hill OB/GYN is currently accepting new patients for all 4 physicians and contracts with most major insurance plans and often are available for most appointments within one week of a phone call to schedule. Call 316-683-6766 today to schedule.