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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.

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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.

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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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This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

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Trusted Health Websites Don't Always Get Preeclampsia Info Right

Preeclampsia, dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy or just after giving birth, is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the U.S.

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Heart Attacks in Pregnant Women and New Moms Are on the Rise

Heart attack risk in U.S. women during pregnancy, birth, and the two-month postpartum period increased 25 percent from 2002 to 2014, say researchers at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City.

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Preparing for Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

Getting pregnant with type 1 diabetes is less risky than it used to be, but it still presents some challenges. Here’s what you should know.

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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.