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Pregnancy

Get the latest news and expert tips on pregnancy and health conditions during pregnancy, fertility, nutrition tips, and other information for moms-to-be.

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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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Complications

This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

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Risk Factors

When Dad Smokes During Pregnancy, Heart Defects Are a Bigger Risk

Secondhand smoke from fathers-to-be raises a baby’s risk of congenital heart defects by up to 124 percent, even more than when mom smokes during pregnancy.

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Prevention

Trying to Get Pregnant? Why Iodine Can Help

Iodine is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Find out how much you need and if you're getting enough.

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Prevention

Gestational Diabetes: 5 Life-Saving Tips for You and Your Baby-to-Be

Untreated diabetes during pregnancy can have serious repercussions. Our doctor-approved plan will help you spot the signs and take action to stay safe.

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Risk Factors

Gluten During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? Find out if you should cut gluten out of your diet while you're pregnant.

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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

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Prevention

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

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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.

Postpartum depression.
Treatment

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

Meet the Experts

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 author.