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Why Aren't Women Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression?Feature
Why Aren't Women Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression?

Here are some potential hurdles women may face when seeking care for PPD and some tips for how to overcome them.

19 Ways to Boost Your Fertility
19 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

If you've been trying several months to conceive and have not been successful, check out these tips to boost your fertility.

Low Progesterone Symptoms
Low Progesterone Symptoms

Progesterone is a hormone that regulates many functions in a woman's body. Learn to recognize low progesterone and what you can do about it.

3 Weeks Pregnant: Spotting the First Signs of Pregnancy
3 Weeks Pregnant: Spotting the First Signs of Pregnancy

When you're 3 weeks pregnant, your baby is officially beginning to grow inside.

Common Physical Changes During Pregnancy
Common Physical Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy affects every part of your body—from your hair to your toenails. Here's what to expect and what to do about it.

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation Calculator

An easy way to track your most fertile days.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Learn 7 ways to improve your breastfeeding success, and 4 common breastfeeding challenges, including a low milk supply and sore nipples.

36 Weeks Pregnant: Feeling Pelvic Pressure
36 Weeks Pregnant: Feeling Pelvic Pressure

When you're 36 weeks pregnant, you're almost at full term, and your baby weighs about 6 pounds and measures roughly 18.5 inches long.

4 Weeks Pregnant: Suspecting Successful Conception
4 Weeks Pregnant: Suspecting Successful Conception

When you're 4 weeks pregnant, your fertilized egg has made its way to your uterus, things are really starting to get interesting.

Fertility-Boosting Foods
Fertility-Boosting Foods

Trying to get pregnant? Learn how smart eating can help fertility and pregnancy, Get food ideas and more.

Tips for Your First Trimester
Tips for Your First Trimester

Good prenatal care is integral for a healthy mom and baby. Get everything you need to know

Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter
Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter

Although teen pregnancies have declined among girls 15 to 17 years old, there's still room for improvement. Talk to your teenager about safe sex practices and the possibility of birth control.

Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't
Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't

But have you thought about your sex life? Yes, sex. Believe it or not, there can be Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't!

How to Protect Yourself From Rotavirus
How to Protect Yourself From Rotavirus

How not to get this horrible stomach bug when your kids have it.

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use
Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use

New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users.

Self-Care Isn't Selfish—Or Why I Love Pilates
Self-Care Isn't Selfish—Or Why I Love Pilates

Working moms need to take time for self-care. Whether jogging, reading or just sleeping, be sure to make time for your own mental health and physical health.

Recognizing Postpartum Depression
Recognizing Postpartum Depression

Most new moms experience the "baby blues," but some experience something much more severe: postpartum depression. If you think you might have postpartum depression, it's important to seek help.

5 Self-Care Tips for New Moms That Barely Cost a Thing
5 Self-Care Tips for New Moms That Barely Cost a Thing

But they will make you feel like a million bucks!

Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?
Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?

New research shows that marijuana causes genetic changes in sperm, though it's not clear what effect those changes have, or if they're passed on to a man's children.

Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?
Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

Short-term health insurance plans may offer people lower monthly premiums, but do not cover as many benefits, and can exclude pre-existing conditions, as well as limit the amount of coverage or not have a cap on the annual amount the person has to pay.

Female Veterans Who Inspire Us
Female Veterans Who Inspire Us

HealthyWomen thanks female veterans who have served our country. We share a short list of veterans who inspire us on Instagram.

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression, Too?
Can Men Get Postpartum Depression, Too?

Many women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. Now there's evidence that bringing a baby into the family can also cause men to experience postpartum depression. 


Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy
Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy

Undiagnosed and untreated depression among pregnant women and new mothers can put a baby's health at risk.

Opioids Increasingly Tied to Deaths of Pregnant Women
Opioids Increasingly Tied to Deaths of Pregnant Women

Pregnancy-related deaths due to opioid misuse more than doubled between 2007 and 2016.

RSV: It Can Happen to You
RSV: It Can Happen to You

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, affects most kids under age 2 and may be no more serious than a cold. But for some babies, especially premature ones, it can be deadly.

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

Signs You're Ready for Another Baby
Signs You're Ready for Another Baby

You have one child and think you want another—but how do you know when you're ready to have another baby?

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Please take our survey and tell us what you know about or have experienced related to endometriosis.

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic and painful disease affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women.

With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Prepare for Battle
With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Prepare for Battle

With mosquito season arriving in the Gulf Coast states, U.S. public health officials have begun deploying a three-pronged battle plan to combat Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects in Latin America in the last year.

Improvements in Infertility Treatments Lead to a Decline of Risky Multiple Births
Improvements in Infertility Treatments Lead to a Decline of Risky Multiple Births

Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal.

Health Facts: Endometriosis
Health Facts: Endometriosis

Details about endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth
Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers
Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.