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Congenital-cmv | American Pregnancy Association
Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Congenital CMV and Birth Defects

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a very common member of the herpes family of viruses. By age 40, half of the adult population has been infected

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Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills also called oral contraceptives use synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy. What are the different kinds of birth control pills? The minipill contains

wearing a birth control patch | American Pregnancy Association
Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is a thin plastic patch (1 3/4 inch square) placed directly on a woman’s skin. It is a hormonal method of

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Labor and Birth

Labor and Birth Terms to Know

As you prepare for your pregnancy its important to be informed. Find out more about the key labor and birth terms you need to know.

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Labor and Birth

Giving Birth Without Fear (VIDEO)

When many Americans think about giving birth, the main thing they think about is the pain involved. The fear and anxiety that the anticipation of

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Planning and Preparing

How a Doula Makes Birth Easier

How a Doula Makes Your Birth Easier Doulas increase your chances of having a normal, vaginal birth. Statistics show that when possible, it is safest

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Labor and Birth

A Doula Is Your Birth Friend Forever (BFFs)

Ginny’s unplanned pregnancy changed her life and sparked a new passion for helping women achieve a wonderful birth experience. Love, Breathe, Just Doula Ginny Phang’s story

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Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Birth Defects Prevention Campaign

Approximately 150,000 children are born every year in the United States affected by one or more birth defects. Although the cause of over 60% of birth defects

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Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

Types of Birth Control

Contraception is a term used for methods of preventing pregnancy and is often referred to as birth control. From methods, medicine to devices, there are