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Pregnancy & Fertility

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

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Diagnosis

These 4 Factors Can Predict Your Postpartum Depression

What if it was possible to predict whether your symptoms of depression would worsen during the first year after giving birth?

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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

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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.

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Chronic Life

From IBD to IVF: How Crohn’s Affected 1 Woman’s Fertility

Susie was told pregnancy could kill her—but she persevered and had a healthy baby. Here’s what she learned.

Cari Maxwell, who lives with ADPKD, and her family.
Complications

ADPKD and Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Is it safe to have kids when you have this form of kidney disease? Here’s what you should know.

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Complications

8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

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

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Treatment

Can Teen Girls With Cancer Still Have Children?

Get all the information you need about fertility preservation in young women and girls diagnosed with cancer, including treatment options like egg freezing.

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Medication

What to Expect After Taking the Morning After Pill

Taking emergency birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancy? Here’s how it works and what side effects you may experience.

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Treatment

Cancer Patients Can Preserve Fertility

Thomeeka Speaks of Rhode Island received insurance coverage for egg retrieval fertility preservation services during acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.

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Baby

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.