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Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

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An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

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Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

Baby breast feeding.

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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How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

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Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

Pregnant woman doesn't want her partner to smoke near her.

When Dad Smokes During Pregnancy, Heart Defects Are a Bigger Risk

Secondhand smoke from fathers-to-be raises a baby’s risk of congenital heart defects by up to 124 percent, even more than when mom smokes during pregnancy.

Newborn baby in hospital.

U.S. Rates of Syphilis in Newborns Skyrocket

Reported cases of syphilis passed from mothers to their babies during pregnancy or delivery (congenital syphilis) more than doubled from 2013 to 2017.

Pregnant woman outside.

Air Pollution Reaches Babies Before Birth

Air pollution breathed in by pregnant women can travel through the bloodstream to the placenta, which nourishes the fetus via the umbilical cord.

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Managing RA After Childbirth

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, you may wonder how you'll cope with being a parent. Here's what you should know about RA after childbirth.