Happy Mother’s Day!
It’s the time of year we all pause to give thanks and express our love and appreciation for our mothers. We honor those mothers we’re fortunate to have close by and the moms we appreciate across the miles. We cherish memories of mothers to whom we’ve had to say good-bye, at least on this side of life. And for too many of us, Mother’s Day’s day is a painful holiday, reminders of unfulfilled desires to experience motherhood ourselves, or punctuated by lingering grief and loss.
There are many reasons Mother’s Day is a meaningful season for us at Women’s Health of Chicago. We’ve devoted to helping women plan motherhood through preconception counseling, and supporting patients tackling the toughest fertility challenges . We’ve counseled mothers on the sensitivity of a teen’s first visit to a women’s health specialist, and educated thousands of young women on the risks of sexually transmitted diseases. I’ve had the pleasure and gratification of caring for generations of mothers in the same family. Truly, I’ve been sincerely moved by the depth of the bond shared between mother and daughter.
Mother’s Day Health Alert
However, it’s important during this season to remind all women that while you’re selecting greeting cards and making plans for Mother’s Day dinner, please take time to make sure your mom and all the important mothers in your life have had an annual physical exam and mammogram in the past 12 months. Sure, load up on beautiful flowers, delicious treats, picnic fun and the gathering of family to honor the matriarch who’s made it all possible. We’ve traded a few ideas in our office for handmade gifts designed for lasting memories, all in addition to the best gift of all.
Best Mother’s Day Gift
There is no better Mother’s Day gift than gently reminding, and harassing if necessary, your beloved mothers to schedule their annual physicals and mammograms. Remember, early detection is the best weapon we have in the fight against breast cancer, and a host of other diseases that are nearly 100% curable if detected in early stages. The rate of Type II Diabetes is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. and there’s so much we can do if it is detected early. There are too many reasons to list here to remain vigilant about maintaining and supporting the maintenance of good health in our mothers, but perhaps LOVE is the only reason you need.
Say Happy Mother’s Day in a way that can really count. Make an appointment today for someone you love at Women’s Health of Chicago.