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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.

6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.

By Eileen Bailey

Which Shots Do You Need When You’re Pregnant?

Certain vaccines will protect you and your baby during your pregnancy and afterward. Learn which ones to get and when.

By Sophie Ramsey

Prenatal Care: The Basics

If you’re newly pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you’re likely curious: What exactly is involved in prenatal care?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Why Don't More Women Use the Birth Control Implant?

The IUD isn’t the only form of long-acting reversible birth control on the block. In fact, it’s not even the most effective. Here are the facts about the birth control implant.

By Lara DeSanto

Top 3 Myths Your Gynecologist Wants You to Stop Believing

Obstetrician-gynecologists weigh in on the top three myths their patients tend to believe, from monthly periods to STDs.

By Lara DeSanto

How Parents' Age and Behavior Can Affect Health of Baby

Researchers at Indiana University at Bloomington have published a study concluding that children of older fathers (45 years or older) may be at more risk of developing psychiatric problems, such as bipolar disorder, autism, psychosis, or ADHD, than c...

By Allison Bush