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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?
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Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?

Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief they will choose if they need to have a C-section.

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.

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.

FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
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FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug to help postpartum depression.

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. 


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.