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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 the skin of the woman. It is a hormonal method of

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Pregnancy Health and Wellness

Pregnancy Weight Gain

Is how much weight you gain during pregnancy important? Yes! A healthy weight gain during pregnancy will help you avoid pregnancy complications such as gestational

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Pregnancy Complications

The Most Common Pregnancy Complications

Some consider hypertension and nausea as the most common pregnancy complications, but let’s look at the other most common pregnancy complications: Ectopic Pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancies

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Healthy Pregnancy

Quad Screen Test

The quad screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for four specific substances: AFP, hCG, Estriol, and Inhibin-A. AFP: alpha-fetoprotein is a

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Healthy Pregnancy

Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFP)

The Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFT) test is a screening test that examines the level of alpha-fetoprotein in the mother’s blood during pregnancy. This is not a

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Women's Health

Urinary Tract Infection: Bladder Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract which includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the