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Pregnancy Complications

Bed Rest During Pregnancy

Bed rest is commonly prescribed during pregnancy to alleviate certain pregnancy complications. Some women know it is coming because of their medical history, whereas others are surprised

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Pregnancy Complications

Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder or group of disorders characterized by recurrent, unpredictable seizures. A seizure is a temporary physiological dysfunction of the brain, in

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Pregnancy Health and Wellness

How Air Pollution Impacts Pregnancy

For years now, researchers have studied how air pollution impacts pregnancy, the potential adverse effects of air pollution on pregnant women as well as their

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Labor and Birth

C-Section Complications

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks of C-Section complications. It is important to know and understand your risks before having a cesarean procedure.

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Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture. Because of damage to areas of the brain that control

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Labor and Birth

Rapid Labor

With each pregnancy, labor and birth can be quite different. Some women follow the typical course of labor, while others may experience delays in labor

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Planning and Preparing

Choosing an Obstetrician

Tips on Choosing an Obstetrician An obstetrician, also commonly called an OB/GYN, usually offers a variety of women’s health services, such as annual Pap tests.

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Labor and Birth

Cesarean Procedure

Cesarean birth happens through an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus rather than through the vagina. There has been a gradual increase in cesarean

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Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

Contraceptive Sponge

The contraceptive sponge, also known as the birth control sponge, is a soft saucer-shaped device made from polyurethane foam. The sponge is filled with a