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Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base. You can follow Robin on Twitter @RobinPregnancy, Instagram, and Facebook.

Latest by Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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Tests

Home Pregnancy Test Is Negative—Could I Still Be Pregnant?

False negatives (and false positives) can happen when you test for pregnancy at home. But why? Here’s what you need to know.

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Baby

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

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Living With

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

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Chronic Life

Chronic Pain During Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Whether you had a chronic pain condition before pregnant or pregnancy itself has brought on new pain, these tips can help you manage it.

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Symptoms

Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

Get the answers to 10 common questions about fibroids, including information about symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.

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Healthy Aging

Menopause and Autoimmune Disease: What to Expect

Wondering how hormonal changes during menopause will impact your existing autoimmune disorders and their symptoms? Here’s what you should know.

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Treatment

Can Teen Girls With Cancer Still Have Children?

Get all the information you need about fertility preservation in young women and girls diagnosed with cancer, including treatment options like egg freezing.

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Vaccines

Yes, Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccine, Too

The HPV vaccine: It’s not just for girls anymore. Learn why it’s important for boys to get vaccinated, how it helps prevent cancers in men, and more.

Treatment

Birth Control Options for Women Over 30

Just as you change as you get older, so do your birth control needs. Here are some options to consider.

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Risk Factors

Birth Control Methods and Your Autoimmune Disease Risk

Some studies have associated certain types of birth control with a potentially increased risk of autoimmune disease development. But how much of a risk is it really? Here's what you need to know.