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

What Happens if You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control?
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What Happens if You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control?

Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.

Exercising in Heat or Taking Hot Baths May Be Safe During Pregnancy
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Exercising in Heat or Taking Hot Baths May Be Safe During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant and want to exercise in warm weather or take hot baths or short saunas, it's safe within limits, according to new research.

Trying to Conceive: 10 Questions to Ask
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Trying to Conceive: 10 Questions to Ask

Trying to Get Pregnant? Get the answers you need by talking with your health care provider about getting pregnant. Start with these questions.

Low Progesterone Symptoms
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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.

Getting Pregnant: Improving Your Chances
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Getting Pregnant: Improving Your Chances

Women who are ready to have a baby often have questions about how to improve their chances of getting pregnant. Nurse Barb Dehn offers some answers.

Signs You're Ovulating
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Signs You're Ovulating

If you're trying to get pregnant, it may help you get pregnant faster if you know the signs that you're ovulating.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before You Miss Your Period
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Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before You Miss Your Period

Before you even miss your period, you may have some signs of pregnancy like fatigue, breast tenderness, nausea, mood swings and food aversions. A pregnancy test will confirm.

When Exactly Did I Get Pregnant?
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When Exactly Did I Get Pregnant?

If you want to find out exactly when you got pregnant, talk with your health care provider. You may not be able to pinpoint the day, but you can usually narrow it down to a week.

1 in 14 Pregnant Women Still Smokes
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1 in 14 Pregnant Women Still Smokes

Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows.

What You Need to Know About Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy
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What You Need to Know About Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy

What the latest research says about the connection between acetaminophen and ADHD and autism.

Antidepressants Might Raise Odds for Serious Pregnancy Complication
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Antidepressants Might Raise Odds for Serious Pregnancy Complication

Treating depression during pregnancy can be vital to the health of both mother and child, but new research suggests that taking antidepressants may make a woman more vulnerable to gestational diabetes.

Could Exercise in Pregnancy Boost Baby's Health?
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Could Exercise in Pregnancy Boost Baby's Health?

Regular aerobic exercise during pregnancy may improve baby's motor skills and may even lead to more active kids later on, a new study suggests.

Considering a Home Birth? Here's What You Need to Know
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Considering a Home Birth? Here's What You Need to Know

A home birth can be a safe and natural way to give birth, but you need to discuss it with your partner, make sure you're a good candidate and be prepared.

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
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How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Many women assume pregnancy will just happen if you don't try to prevent it. But some women may want to take steps to encourage pregnancy.

Is CBD Safe During Pregnancy?
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Is CBD Safe During Pregnancy?

Little research is out there on CBD use during pregnancy. We take a closer look.

A Change of Address During Early Pregnancy May Not Be Best for Baby
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A Change of Address During Early Pregnancy May Not Be Best for Baby

New research finds that switching homes during the first three months of pregnancy is tied to an increased risk that a baby will be born prematurely or at a low birth weight.

What You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing
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What You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing

These tests look for problems that could signal birth defects or genetic diseases, and the results can help you make the most informed decisions before and after you deliver.

Only a Third of Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinations They Need
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Only a Third of Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinations They Need

About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk.

Infertility Leaves a Mark on Body and Soul
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Infertility Leaves a Mark on Body and Soul

Infertility and, ultimately, pregnancy take a toll on body and soul. Katie O'Connor, founder of Shine, a website to inspire fertility empowerment, shares her story.

Finally Pregnant! This is Our Story of Living With Unexplained Infertility
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Finally Pregnant! This is Our Story of Living With Unexplained Infertility

Like many other couples wanting to start a family, we assumed it would just be simple as not using protection anymore. For us, and many other couples like us, it wasn’t that simple at all.

Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages
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Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages

When couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss, it's natural for them to want to know why. Now, a new study suggests that sperm DNA damage could be a factor.

New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika
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New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika

Three new eye problems—retinal lesions, bleeding in the retina and abnormal blood vessel development in the retina—in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.