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How Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treated?Feature
How Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treated?

Explore all of your bacterial vaginosis treatment options and learn how to get rid of BV.

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!

As More U.S. Women Delay Childbirth, Multiple Births May Rise
As More U.S. Women Delay Childbirth, Multiple Births May Rise

More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments.

Biorhythms And Birth Control: FDA Stirs Debate By Approving 'Natural' App
Biorhythms And Birth Control: FDA Stirs Debate By Approving 'Natural' App

FDA's approves two new methods for birth control – a phone app to help women understand when they are likely to conceive, and a long-term vaginal ring.

Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids
Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

Chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food can harm children's health, a leading pediatricians' group says.

When Does Your Child's Headache Call for a Doctor Visit?
When Does Your Child's Headache Call for a Doctor Visit?

Headaches are common in children and teens, but many parents aren't sure when to seek professional help for their child, a new survey finds.

Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco
Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco

Parents need to be concerned about what kids are using in vaping devices (also known as e-cigarettes) since they can contain marijuana and not just nicotine and flavorings.

Skin Tags: An External Indicator of Your Internal Health
Skin Tags: An External Indicator of Your Internal Health

Skin tags are mostly a cosmetic annoyance, but could they also indicate to you that something else is going on in your body?

E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk
E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk

Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests.

Opioids Given Too Easily to Children
Opioids Given Too Easily to Children

Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don't really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows.

Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood and Marijuana Don't Mix
Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood and Marijuana Don't Mix

Women who are pregnant of breastfeeding their infants should avoid marijuana since THC (one of the active compounds in marijuana) can easily cross the placenta and accumulate in the brain and fat of the fetus, and this can harm the fetus or their baby.

Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression
Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s now how my story ends.

Nutrition During Breastfeeding
Nutrition During Breastfeeding

Good nutrition is crucial when you're breastfeeding. Check out Nurse Barb Dehn's advice for new moms.

Why Some Americans Seek Abortion Pills Online
Why Some Americans Seek Abortion Pills Online

Restrictive abortion laws may drive some Americans to look for abortion medications online, a new study reports.

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.