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Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

By Mary Shomon

How Thyroid Disease Can Affect Your Fertility

When your thyroid is not healthy or fully functional, it can affect your ability to get pregnant. Here’s when to see a specialist.

By Mary Shomon

Thyroid Disorders and Miscarriage

Nine ways to reduce your risk of miscarriage when you have thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

Food Safety in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Food safety is always important, but it’s even more crucial when you’re pregnant.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How Different STDs Can Affect Pregnancy

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Genital Herpes in Pregnancy: What You Should Know

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

When Is a Cesarean Section Necessary?

About one-third of pregnant women in the U.S. give birth via c-section. For what reasons is it needed?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Hepatitis C and Pregnancy

Most women become pregnant between ages 20 and 40, and the incidence of hepatitis C is rising in that same age group. Women with risk factors for hepatitis C, such as injected drug use or exposure to contaminated needles, should be screened for hepat...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team