Beyond the Snowman – Winter Outdoor Play Ideas

Doesn’t it feel as if we’ve had snow on the ground for months already? Well, actually, that’s true. With our first storm hitting mid-November, cabin fever symptoms are due to hit us early this season, especially if we have active children who need to expend energy elsewhere than in the house. Snow is more than something cold and wet an...

Pears, January’s Superfood

The Romans and ancient Chinese enjoyed it. There is even evidence that prehistoric man cultivated this fruit. Of course, we’re talking about the pear with benefits including weight loss, digestion, and heart health. Also, with their folate content they are often recommended for pregnant and nursing women. The reason is the rich mineral, vitam...

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Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference: Reduce Food Waste

Quick, what does your produce drawer look like? If you’re like many of us, you probably have some “fresh” produce that is anything but. We all hate to waste food, but it happens. In fact, according to this healthline.com article, nearly one-third (that’s 1.3 billion tons) of our worldwide food production is discarded or wasted. In in...

Unexpected Medical Bills Don’t Make Good Surprises

Understanding your high deductible health insurance plan Remember the days of paying a $25 copay for every office visit and that was all you were personally responsible for?  With the increasing number of high deductible health insurance plans out there, it has become increasingly more confusing for patients to figure out what they will be resp...

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Did you know that January is National Cervical Health Awareness month? According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and its parent organization, ASHA (American Sexual Health Association), approximately 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. alone. Of those, more than 4,000 die – that’s over 30%. Cervical c...

12 Days of Christmas OB Style

 Spreading Christmas cheer, one video at a time. Enjoy watching our practitioners and staff as they put a whole new spin to a Christmas favorite. The season is ripe with love, gratitude, and humor. We had so much fun creating this, we merely hope it is just as mush fun to watch. Happy Holidays to you and yours from our gang at Bedford C...

Healthy is Delicious: Cranberry Power

When we think of cranberries, many of us think of that lovely deep-red can-shaped gelatin blob at Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t do this superfood justice. Cranberries are a legitimate super food you can enjoy all year. They’re packed with vitamin C and fiber, weigh in at just 45 calories a cup, and have great disease-fighting antioxidant p...

One Thing: The Power of “Thank You”

Our mothers were on to something when they taught us to say “please” and “thank you.” It turns out that practicing gratitude has scientifically proven benefits, including cultivating and keeping valuable relationships. Saying “thank you” is a gesture that not only benefits the recipient, but the giver. This article from Livehappy.co...

Taking Control of Your Health: How to Have Happier Holidays

Are you waking up every morning thinking about all the things you haven’t done this holiday season? Is the tree still in the attic, the lights in the basement (with only half actually working), and your Christmas gift list growing longer? Or, perhaps you started strong, but are already suffering from holiday fatigue, feeling more like the Gri...

Moms Rule: Teaching your Child Gratitude

Picture this – it’s been a long day running errands and you’re struggling to balance three shopping bags and a two-year-old in the middle of a major tantrum. You’re feeling on the verge of your own meltdown when a kind stranger offers to help you carry your bags to your car. For a moment, you forget the stress of the day and feel that w...

The Vagina Is Self-cleaning – So Why Does The 'Feminine Hygiene' Industry Exist?

From talcum powder to jade eggs and douches, the feminine hygiene industry has grown up to sell products – some of which are harmful – that play on women’s fears about being dirty or smelly.  We recently came across this article written by Rose George for The Guardian to be incredibly informative. Below you will find an excerpt from it (...

Oatmeal, November’s Super Superfood

Do you know what Avena sativa is? It’s humble oats, a great whole-grain food. Most of us take oats in rolled, crushed or steel-cut form rather than as whole oat groats which can take a full hour to cook. While oats are most often consumed as a breakfast food, they are very versatile. Consider these health advantages: Balanced nutrition. Oa...

Are You a “Lighthouse” Parent?

What is Lighthouse Parenting? If you’re a parent, you know there is no definitive handbook, but there are plenty of experts out there who can help you pinpoint what you’re doing wrong. That’s why we found this article from Parents magazine on “lighthouse parenting” refreshing. Rather than launch into a list of don’ts, the author ...

Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference

Do you ever find yourself wondering how you, as busy as you are, can help others? What if you had a resource that would immediately put you in touch with over 300 volunteer opportunities, just in the Granite State alone? We have your answer – Volunteer Match. Volunteer Match is a nationwide resource which allows you to search for opportunitie...

Greek Yogurt, the Great Stand-In

Why go Greek? In the yogurt world, plain, nonfat Greek yogurt is a superstar. There are so many reasons; let us count the ways. Like other yogurts, Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Greek yogurt has the added benefits of probiotic cultures, lower lactose levels, and twice the protein c...

How Your Personality Impacts Your Parenting Style

Let’s face it. Parenting is hard stuff. Most of us envision what our parenting style will be only to wonder “Why did I do it like that?”  In the spirit of a little self-knowledge goes a long way, we found this upworthy.com article that shares insights of a study that examined how your personality type may impact how you parent.  The stu...

Rock & Walk l The TEARS Foundation

On October 13, 2018 Bedford Commons OB-GYN will be walking with The TEARS Foundation to support our patients and all families in our community that have lost a child. At Bedford Commons OB-GYN, we care for many families who have experienced a loss. Our hearts go out to anyone who has had a baby gone too soon. Each dollar raised for this walk...

Calling All Bedford Commons' Women!

We’re looking for 5-7 women that would be willing to be interviewed by an ex WBUR journalist to tell their story (your story could be a birthing story, or even what it’s like being a Bedford Commons’ patient, or maybe even what health advice you would give your younger self). As a result, your story will be part of a video compilation tha...

FDA Warns About 'Deceptive' Vaginal Rejuvenation Claims

Our practitioners often get asked about vaginal rejuvenation, and if we offer services that will help improve a woman’s “intimate health.” The short answer is no we don't. And there are many reasons why we don't. Like described in this article recently written by NBC News, the laser and ultrasound procedures claiming they improve inti...

Have Your Child’s Back - Backpack Safety

School is just around the corner, and you’ve probably been compiling those seemingly endless lists of what your child needs to go back to school. That list probably includes a backpack, and a full one at that. Between heavy books, supplies and electronics, many children are feeling the pain. In fact, according to the American Occupational The...

Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

Courtesy of A Family Feast, this perfectly delicious grilled salad combines all the summer veggie goodness you could ever want in a colorful and tempting feast for both the eyes and taste buds! INGREDIENTS 1 medium eggplant 3 ears corn 2 medium zucchinis 2 small or one medium summer squash 1 whole red onion 1 bunch asparagu...

NH Attractions You May Have Never Heard Of

We searched our fair state and found some unusual attractions hiding in plain sight. America’s Stonehenge, Salem, NH Did you know New Hampshire is home to what is known as America’s Stonehenge? These rock formations are an accurate astronomical calendar that can be used to determine specific solar and lunar events. At over 4,000 years ol...

Embracing Your Body

It’s an unfortunate fact – most women are dissatisfied with some aspect of their physical appearance. In fact, the most beautiful woman you know likely has something she doesn’t like about the way she looks. Body image is not so much a function of our actual appearance, but is more firmly rooted in our peer, social, cultural and famili...

Ultrasounds NOW in Derry!

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our ultrasound services to our Derry location at 6 Tsienneto Road!  As New Hampshire’s largest private OB-GYN, we feel it’s important to consistently improve our practice in ways that positively impact the lives of our patients.  We understand that life is busy, so we wanted to ensure ...

Vote For Us - Family Favorite OB-GYN

Parents often get the best advice from talking to other parents – at the playground, at school, sporting events, in waiting rooms or lines... so each year New Hampshire Magazine asks its readers to recommend their own Family Favorites. How do businesses like Bedford Commons OB-GYN get nominated? We suppose it's because we got recognized a...

Funfetti Popsicles

Tell us you didn’t smile when you saw this photo! Courtesy of Salt and Lavender, this delicious and cooling treat guaranteed to please young and old alike on a hot summer day. Need: Popsicle Molds (recipe configured for 8-3 oz. molds) Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (2% or whole milk) 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk 1/2 ...

Free Summer Fun!

Looking for budget-friendly summer activities that are well worth a family trip? We have some great options courtesy of Parenting NH. If you missed fireworks on the Fourth of July, or just can’t get enough of the excitement of a great fireworks display, Hampton Beach hosts free fireworks every Wednesday night at 9:30 pm through August 29th...

The 411 on Ultrasounds

What Is An Ultrasound? Ultrasounds (also known as sonograms), work by using sound waves that stimulate the tissues in the body (don’t worry you can’t hear them - the frequencies aren’t something that the human ear can pick up). The stimulation provided by an ultrasound procedure gives us the ability to view and monitor things like the ...

Four Steps to Medication Safety

You go to the doctor. He/she prescribes a new medication to address what ails you. You take it and feel better. Simple, right? Actually, it’s not. According to the FDA, “…when medicines are not used correctly, they can cause serious health problems or even death.” Fortunately, just by taking a few simple precautions, you can greatly red...
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