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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.

The Latest

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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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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

Baby breast feeding.
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.

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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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Medication

Drugs to Take (And Not to Take) When Pregnant With MS

Multiple sclerosis requires you to learn large amounts of information. During pregnancy, one concern is your MS medication.

Ultrasound in pregnancy.
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.

Pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches 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.

Mother and newborn infant at the hospital.
Complications

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

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.