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Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Has Life-Saving Lessons for Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a chronic disease? Not advocating for your health care can have devastating consequences — and your doc can often make the situation worse.

By Erin L. Boyle

Climate Change May Be Affecting Boy Birth Rates

Temperature fluctuations caused by climate change may be affecting the male-to-female birth ratio, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

By Mary Shomon

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.

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.

How to Beat Pregnancy Food Cravings

If you're struggling with excess weight gain during pregnancy, try these expert tips to help you beat food cravings.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Sex During Pregnancy: What to Expect

Is it safe to have sex while pregnant? What changes may occur? Get the answers here.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

9 Common Questions About Preterm Labor and Birth

Learn how planning and regular prenatal care can help lower the risk of preterm labor.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Can I Still Get Pregnant If My Periods Are Irregular?

A reader with unpredictable periods writes in to find out whether she can still get pregnant. Here’s what our expert replied.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

6 Tips to Boost Male Fertility

Are you and your partner trying to conceive? Learn about lifestyle changes you can make to increase your sperm health and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.