Pregnancy & Fertility

Get all the information you need when you're pregnant or trying to conceive, from related chronic conditions to nutrition tips.

Anemia During Pregnancy: Causes and Treatments

Anemia can lead to symptoms that are hard to distinguish from those of pregnancy itself.

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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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

7 Ways Your Skin May Change During Pregnancy

Pregnant? Here’s what you need to know about common skin changes and whether they may require treatment.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Pregnant Cancer Survivors at Risk of Heart Failure

Cancer survivors who were treated with "cardiotoxic" cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the thorax, are more likely to develop clinical congestive heart failure during and after pregnancy.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Are Beta Blockers Safe to Use in Early Pregnancy?

Beta blockers, the class of drugs that helps control heart rhythm, treat angina, and reduce high blood pressure, are safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy and are not associated with a significant risk of birth defects.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

How Can Celiac Disease Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

One in 100 people have celiac disease, but many of them remain undiagnosed. Here are ways in which celiac can affect your reproductive health.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Postpartum Depression Linked to Mom’s Recovery Pain After Childbirth

How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

How to Plan for a Baby When You've Had Postpartum Depression Before

If you’ve had postpartum depression (PPD) in the past, future pregnancies can be daunting. Here’s how to prepare for the postpartum period.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

No One Told Me Breastfeeding Would Be Hard With Thyroid Disease

We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, but did you know that having thyroid disease could complicate your chances of breastfeeding? Find out how to increase your milk supply, and when it's okay to start weaning into formula.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

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.