Health Priorities for Moms

By: Sarah Grady
By: Sarah Grady

This one's for the working mom. Physicians say you need to take some time for yourself!

Dr. Nancy Vanvessem, Chief Medical Officer of Capital Health Plan, says doctors are seeing more and more moms stressed out, which can lead to illness.

Vanvessem says despite the increase of moms in the workplace, the duties at home have mostly stayed the same. As a result, she says moms neglect themselves.

Vanvessem said, "Because that's the easiest thing to give up. It's hard to neglect a child, and nobody wants to do that. And then many times the husband's needs come before their personal needs."

Dr. Vanvessem offers these tips: get realistic about expectations, make a list of priorities and include yourself, and talk to your husband about dividing household duties.


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