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Symptoms

What to Expect During Each Stage of Labor

Labor is divided into three stages. Here’s what happens during each one and for how long.

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Treatment

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the normal parts of the uterus. Learn about diagnosis and treatment options.

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Diagnosis

Infertility: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Many factors can impact your fertility. Learn the basics here.

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Lifestyle

5 Tips to Survive the Holidays If You’re Pregnant

When you combine pregnancy with the holiday season and all the stress, travel, and family gatherings that can come with it, it can be a lot to take.

A woman looks in the mirror at acne around her jaw. Acne is one sign of PCOS.
Diagnosis

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS affects about one in 10 women and is one of the most common causes of infertility. Here’s what you should know.

Symptoms

Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Month by Month

From the moment you take a pregnancy test to the moment your baby is in your arms, your body will undergo an amazing transformation.

Baby

Barriers to Breastfeeding and How to Get Help

Despite the fact that breastfeeding is natural and that human milk is designed specifically for human babies, there are a lot of reasons why breastfeeding is difficult for today’s women.

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Symptoms

How Different STDs Can Affect Pregnancy

Being pregnant doesn’t protect you from getting a sexually transmitted infection. Here’s what you should know.

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Complications

Genital Herpes in Pregnancy: What You Should Know

With the proper precautions, you can have a healthy pregnancy with herpes.

Baby

What Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Curious about whether you should donate or store your cord blood? Here’s what you need to know to make a decision.