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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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Pregnant or Planning to Get Pregnant? 5 COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Debunked

If you’re planning to have a baby soon, you may have concerns about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Here are five myths you may have heard about – and the research-based facts that debunk them.

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Women Don't Have To Tolerate Sexual Dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction is more common than diabetes. But even though sexuality is important to most women over the majority of their lifetime, many women are uncomfortable discussing sexual dysfunction issues with their health care providers.

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Why New Moms Shouldn't Skip the Postpartum Checkup

Having an appointment to make sure you are at your physical and emotional best helps you take better care of your baby and enjoy this pivotal time in both your lives.

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