Women in their thirties find a lot to keep them busy. You may be entering a critical stage in your career, or you may be a stay-at-home mom, but you are definitely on the go! It’s important to eat a healthy diet including fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and be sure to include low-fat dairy products in your diet to provide plenty of calcium for strong bones. (In fact, be sure you encourage good eating habits for your children as well!) Also, be sure you maintain an exercise program to enhance strength, flexibility, and heart health.
Now more than ever, it’s important to have relaxation time, even just 30 minutes a day, when you can take a break to do something you enjoy. Think about reading, listening to your favorite music, gardening, meditating, or even calling a friend. You’ll find yourself so much more energized when you get back to the “normal” routine!
Your Women’s Health Care physician will encourage you to continue your annual breast and pelvic exam and Pap test. In addition, at about age 35 you should have a thyroid test to determine any imbalance that would affect your over-all health. That test would be repeated every five years.
Family planning is important to the woman in her 30’s. If you are planning to have a child, your physician can provide guidance for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. If you have trouble conceiving, you might discuss infertility testing and treatments with your physician.
And if you are not planning to have a child soon, your physician will discuss birth control options that fit your lifestyle. In fact, if you feel your family is complete, you may consider permanent birth control. Your Women’s Health Care physician can share information with you about Essure, an in-office procedure that will eliminate your concerns about unplanned pregnancies without out-patient surgery or relying on hormone treatments.
Whatever else is going on in your life, you know you can depend on your Women’s Health Care physician to help you be the energetic and energizing woman your family, friends, and co-workers love to be around!