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midwives

Thinking About a Nurse-Midwife? What You Need To Know

Births attended by nurse-midwives have jumped significantly in recent years, accounting for 12.1 percent of all vaginal births in the United States in 2014.

x-rays and pregnancy

Are X-Rays Safe If You're Pregnant?

Even though X-rays are generally safe for women who are pregnant, you can take a few precautions.

pregnancy stages

What You Can Expect During Each Trimester of Pregnancy

Pregnancy usually lasts nine months and is grouped into three-month periods called trimesters. Learn more about what symptoms to expect when you're pregnant.

laughing gas

Laughing Gas For Pain? It's An Option for Women In Labor

Nitrous oxide – which many of us know as laughing gas, an old-school anesthesia used by dentists – is making a comeback in the modern birthing suite.

postmenopause woman

Vaginal Dryness: What Are Its Causes And What You Can Do

Do you have vaginal or vulvar dryness, burning, decreased lubrication, or pain? You are not alone -- up to 50 of postmenopausal women have similar symptoms. Find out what treatment options may be right for you.

pregnant woman

6 Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or planning to get pregnant? Abby Myers, APRN-CNM, certified nurse-midwife with University Hospitals, offers these recommendations on six things that can affect your pregnancy:

pregnant and vaping

Is It Safe To Vape If You're Pregnant?

Are e-cigarettes, a popular substitute for smoking tobacco, a safe alternative for women to use while pregnant? Learn whether vaping can harm your unborn child.

new mom

New Moms: Watch For These Warning Signs After Giving Birth

Most women who give birth recover without problems. But any woman can have complications after having a baby. If you are a new mother, learning to recognize these warning signs and knowing what to do can save your life.

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