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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.

Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs
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Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs

A woman's choice to freeze her eggs is very personal and reasons and results vary. Here is one woman's story about her experience freezing her eggs for a future pregnancy.

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy
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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.

Recognizing Postpartum Depression
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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.

Pregnancy Complications Tied to More Menopausal Hot Flashes
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Pregnancy Complications Tied to More Menopausal Hot Flashes

Tough pregnancies might translate into tough times during menopause, new research suggests.

Health Conditions Black Women Need to Be Especially Aware Of
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Health Conditions Black Women Need to Be Especially Aware Of

Certain health conditions affect black women more than women of other ethnicities. Being better informed can help reduce risk for some of these conditions.

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

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life
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Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life

New research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to a specific type of dementia.

'Contraception Deserts' Likely To Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy
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'Contraception Deserts' Likely To Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy

Federal policies that restrict access to clinics that provide women with contraception may mean women will only have access to clinics that offer few options and promote abstinence, or that have limited effectiveness in preventing pregnancies.

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression, Too?
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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. 


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

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

The Ideal Weight Makes for a Healthier Pregnancy
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The Ideal Weight Makes for a Healthier Pregnancy

If you're overweight and thinking of starting a family, there's compelling evidence that you should lose the excess pounds before you get pregnant.

What Do You Know About Postpartum Depression?
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What Do You Know About Postpartum Depression?

Please take this survey, so we can better understand your knowledge and understanding of postpartum depression diagnosis and treatment options.

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.