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The Danger of Not Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of weakened immune state to prevent your body from attacking your baby, who has DNA that is foreign to you from the father. Pregnant individuals are much more susceptible to viral infections because of that.

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DEET: Best for Preventing Bug Bites, Safe for Pregnant Women

DEET’s benefits are significant because mosquitos and ticks are more than annoyances. They carry a variety of diseases, which can be particularly troublesome for pregnant women.

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There is Help for Age-Related Sexual Dysfunction

Getting older also means increasing the likelihood of encountering problems that put a chill on sex. The good news is there are solutions to many age-related sexual problems.

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Thinking About Pregnancy After Age 30? 3 Issues to Consider

Women who become pregnant in their 30s and early 40s can have safe, healthy pregnancies. But they do face a higher risk of some problems.

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The Science-Based Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines, Menstruation and Fertility

You may have heard misgivings from a friend or relative about COVID-19 vaccines that focus on reproductive health issues. In this Q and A, an OB-GYN explains there is no science to support these misgivings.

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How Much Weight Gain is Normal When You're Pregnant?

Can you eat whatever you want – and however much you want – when you’re pregnant? After all, you’re eating for two, right? But being pregnant is not a reason to ignore healthy eating habits.

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Pregnancy Reveals Serious Vascular Condition for Mother

When Sarah was pregnant with her first child, she began having excruciating shooting pain down her left leg. Doctors discovered she had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in the deep veins that can be life-threatening.

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With Pregnancy Loss, Support Is Available For a Devastating Time

When pregnancy loss happens, people often feel alone — but unfortunately, it’s an all-too-common occurrence. In fact, about 15 percent of confirmed pregnancies end in loss.

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