Folate vs Folic Acid – What You Need to Know

Many vitamins play key roles in fertility, pregnancy and the health of the baby. One in particular, Vitamin B9 (referred to as folic acid or folate), has been well-studied for its ability to help prevent neural tube defects, which is why all women of childbearing age are encouraged to ensure that they consume a sufficient […]

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Donating Cord Blood

Could saving your baby’s cord blood save his or her life? Yes! There are approximately 80 different disease or conditions treated by cord blood-derived stem cells.  Some of the more familiar and commonly known diseases or conditions include Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The easiest way to determine whether you should consider private cord […]

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Breastfeeding With Breast Cancer

Though it isn’t a common occurrence to be diagnosed with breast cancer during or soon after a pregnancy, it is something that happens. We want to help you understand the benefits and risks associated with deciding whether or not to breastfeed after a breast cancer (BR-CA) diagnosis. Much of your decision rests on what type […]

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Prodromal Labor

Prodromal labor is often called “false labor,” and is somewhere in between Braxton Hicks contractions and active labor contractions. Prodromal labor is a part of labor, occurring before active labor but it does not progress toward delivery. “Prodromal” comes from a Greek word meaning “precursor.” This is a great explanation for this type of labor since […]

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Do I Have A Low Milk Supply?

Breastfeeding is the time-honored and natural way to nourish your baby, but that does not mean that everything will come easy. Nearly all women have some challenges with breastfeeding in the beginning, but many are able to exclusively breastfeed afterward or at least supplement with some breast milk. Many women early in the postpartum period […]

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Developing a Fertility Life Plan

Do you want kids? When would you like to have kids? How many kids would you like? The right time to reflect on such questions is early on in a woman’s reproductive life.  After a reflection, a fertility life plan can be developed. Such a fertility life plan could be written down and discussed with a […]

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Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared For The Unexpected

Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for Eventualities The concern for an expected baby can be a powerful motivating factor. The rate of smoking cessation during pregnancy illustrates this power. Among US women smoking 3 months before pregnancy, 55% stop during their pregnancy. Quitting smoking makes premature birth less likely, thereby increasing the chances of normal weight […]

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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 with CMV. Usually, a CMV infection is short-lived, does not produce noticeable symptoms, and afterward lies dormant in the body for life. But what happens if a pregnant woman picks up […]

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Abortion Pill Reversal

The abortion pill reversal (APR) procedure can only occur after the first dose of medical abortion (mifepristone/RU-486) is taken orally and is ineffective after the second set of pills (misoprostol). But just as abortion in itself is a controversial topic, so is the idea of being able to reverse a medical abortion. The abortion pill […]

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My Girlfriend Is Pregnant

Finding out that your girlfriend is pregnant when it was not planned can be shocking, to say the least. She’s young, you’re young, and neither of you planned on having a baby this early in life. Perhaps you haven’t even been dating for that long. But now, there’s a lot more to consider. As the […]

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Having a newborn can be very exciting (albeit exhausting) time in your life, but it can also be scary to think about the potential dangers for your new baby. Especially if you are a first-time mom, you may have a lot of questions about the “right” way to do things, such as putting your baby […]

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输精管切除术后男性生育能力检查

Male fertility testing after a vasectomy is a normal routine procedure. The test is conducted to verify that the vasectomy procedure worked correctly and that there is no sperm present in the ejaculation fluid. According to research from the US Collaborative…

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Ovarian Cancer Terms To Know

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, then there has undoubtedly been a lot of the words below thrown around. Maybe you don’t feel like you have the extra time to ask your doctor, or you want to do a little more research on your own. Either way, below is a list of terms […]

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Teenage Pregnancy

A teenage pregnancy is a pregnancy that takes place during adolescence. There are challenges to these pregnancies, but help is available. Here is a list of things to know and consider when facing a teenage pregnancy.

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Ovarian Cancer Resources

An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. We collected the most useful ovarian cancer resources to aid you on your journey to recovery and remission.

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Ovarian Cancer

Cancer refers to a disease in which mutated cells grow abnormally and rapidly in the body and may spread from one organ or area to another. Ovarian cancer is named for where this type of cancer begins, in the female’s ovaries. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most common cancer in females in the United States […]

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Teen Pregnancy Issues And Challenges

Let’s be honest – going through a teen pregnancy is probably not going to be easy. However, it is definitely possible. Young women like you push through the trials of teen pregnancy every day. Many people say it is hard enough just being a teenager by itself – add in pregnancy and all that planning […]

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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) And Infectious Mononucleosis

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), or human herpes virus 4, is a part of the human herpes virus family and is the most common human virus. Most people will have evidence (antibodies to EBV in their blood) of prior EBV infection by the age of 35. Once infected with EBV, you carry the virus for the […]

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Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease caused by a genetic mutation. This disease used to be very difficult to diagnose, but for the last 40+ years, a PKU test has been a part of the neonatal screening process in the United States. If not immediately, continually, and properly treated by a particular diet, PKU can […]

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Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas And Tips

When you are expecting a baby, your thoughts turn to wanting to preserve and immortalize this precious period of life. Nothing captures this incredible time better than a well-thought-out maternity shoot.

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Umbilical Cord Milking: Benefits For Preterm Newborns

Umbilical cord milking benefits for preterm babies and cesarian birth deliveries has been gaining some recognition in the medical community in recent years. Learn more about how umbilical cord milking may be an answer to some of the health risks faced by preemies.

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3 Ways To Make Taking Prenatal Vitamins Easier

Getting prenatal vitamins easier into your diet is not that hard with all the great products on the market. You could easily drink your prenatal vitamin or take it in gummy form. Here are prenatal vitamins outside of pill form to know about.

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Prenatal Vitamin Ingredients

Picking the best prenatal vitamin is vital for you and baby during pregnancy! Here is a breakdown of all the prenatal vitamin ingredients you should look for when shopping for prenatal vitmains.

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产前维生素的种类

With so many different types of prenatal vitamins available, how do you know which one is best for you? Here is a short list to help you discern between the various types of prenatal vitamins currently available.

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Oral Sex And Anal Sex During Pregnancy

Many people have questions about anal and oral sex. Are they safe? What are the risks? Can you get pregnant or get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from either? Are either safe during pregnancy? Even though the pregnancy risk is not really significant with anal or oral sex, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can still be […]

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Chlamydia During Pregnancy

Navigating pregnancy is difficult already, but the addition of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or thinking you might have one can add more stress. If you think you may have an STI during your pregnancy, it is crucial that you talk to your healthcare provider and get tested right away. If you think you […]

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我怀孕了吗?或者是其他因素

Am I Pregnant, or Is It Something Else? When you become sexually active, it comes with a lot of “what ifs,” the main one being am I pregnant? Since many symptoms of pregnancy are not specific only to pregnancy, women often wonder if their symptoms are due to…

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Retained Placenta

A retained placenta can be life threatening if not addressed quickly. It occurs when the placenta remains in the womb and is not naturally expelled on its own. Learn what causes a retained placenta.

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Trichomoniasis During Pregnancy

Trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-naya-sis], or “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) spread through skin-to-skin contact during sexual activities. The infection is treatable and can be cured with antibiotics. It is caused by the microscopic parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. This STI is the most common curable one among young women who are sexually active, meaning that it can be […]

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-naya-sis], or “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is spread through skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, oral, or anal sex. The infection is treatable and can be cured with antibiotics. The microscopic parasite Trichomonas vaginalis causes trichomoniasis, and thus it is different than many other STIs because it is not caused by a virus or a bacterium. This […]

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Syphilis

Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over 74,000 new cases were reported in the United States in 2015. The majority of cases in 2015 were found in gay, bisexual, and other men who have male sexual partners. The bacterium Treponema pallidum is what causes the infection, and is passed from person to […]

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test (NIPP)

Non-invasive prenatal paternity test is the safest testing for you and baby during pregnancy. If you need to know the father of your child and are not having twins, learn how it works and where to get it done.

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What Happens In The Womb During Pregnancy? (VIDEO)

Naked Science has done something amazing with their documentary, “Life Before Birth – In the Womb”. From sperm to birth, they take you inside a woman’s body to watch the actual development of an incredible and miraculous life of a baby in the womb using the latest in medical technology and animation.

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Key Supplements For Baby’s Healthy Foundation

When babies are born, their eyes and brain are not yet fully developed. Their eyes and visual cortex continue to grow as the brain grows. This is a good thing. Have you ever thought about how over-stimulated their little brains would be if newborns could see life as clearly as adults? In the first month, […]

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BabyIt Perineal Massage & Postpartum Comfort Gel

BabyIt Perineal Massage and Postpartum Comfort Gel, a 2-in-1 product for before and after childbirth If you are approaching your third trimester of pregnancy, be sure to talk to you doctor or midwife about the importance of perineal massage, the ancient practice of manual massage that aims to stretch and relax the tissues of the […]

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Perineal Massage During Pregnancy

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy Helps Prevent Tearing During Delivery When it comes to perineal massage, this old saying definitely applies: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Perineal massage during pregnancy involves the gentle, manual stretching of the tissues that shape the birth canal. The benefits of this ancient practice have been […]

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卵母细胞体外成熟培养

Have you heard of In-vitro maturation, or IVM? It is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves collecting eggs from a woman before they are matured with hormonal injections and a minor surgical procedure.

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什么是假性怀孕?

A false pregnancy is when a woman or man’s body has signs of being pregnant when in fact, they are not, this is medically named Pseudocyesis.

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Roles of Vitamin B in Pregnancy

Vitamin B during pregnancy is vital to the prevention of several birth defects and the proper development of your growing baby. The correct dosage of certain B vitamins helps with several symptoms of pregnancy like nausea and exhaustion. Are you and baby getting enough or too much? Learn more here.

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Pregnancy Smoothies Rich In Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in the proper development of your baby’s brain and nervous system while pregnant. Getting B6 is easy when it is delicious. Try our delightful and nutritious pregnancy smoothie recipes rich in vitamin B6, your mouth will thank us.

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Abortion Follow Up Care (Emotional)

Abortion is more than just a medical procedure. It is a choice about your pregnancy that can affect a woman physically as well as emotionally. If you’ve had an abortion or are considering one, there is emotional and psychological follow-up care that is important to be aware of. There are some women that may be […]

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Abortion Pill

Most confuse the morning after pill or emergency contraception, with the abortion pill. The two are not the same. Breaking down the differences gives us a better understanding of how the abortion pill actually works.

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什么是着床出血?

Implantation bleeding is the first sign of pregnancy and only experienced by 1/3 of women. Discover when and what to look for as a sign of implantation.

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在排卵之后怀孕

The odds of getting pregnant after ovulation are quite slim but completely possible. Find out if you are one of the few to actually get pregnant during this short window of time.

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Zika Virus And Pregnancy

The Zika virus have been declared as a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Learn about the risks associated to pregnant women and tips on how to prevent contracting the Zika virus during pregnancy.

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NextGen家用精子收集套件

Thanks to modern technology, collecting and freezing sperm is now easier than ever with more men now choosing to preserve their fertility by banking their sperm.

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精子库

A sperm bank, also referred to as a cyrobank, is a facility that collects, freezes, and stores human sperm.

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记录生育能力的基本知识

Charting your menstrual cycle is one of the best ways to learn about your fertility. Learn more about charting ovulation and discover useful tools to help you become pregnant.

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妊娠疼痛

As your body changes, you may experience pain in your abdomen, legs, or back. Here is how to know if the pain is a cause for concern, or nothing to worry about.

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怀孕期间肌肉痉挛

Muscle cramps during pregnancy are common. Learn ways to treat your muscle cramps and how to reduce the likelihood of having one while you are expecting.

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孕期恶心

Nausea is commonly experienced during the first trimester and is not generally a reason for concern. There are many options you can try to alleviate this symptom.

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缓解晨吐:疗法&补充品

While morning sickness is certainly not a fun part of pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester, there are several remedies available to help alleviate it.

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排卵监测智能手环

Using the OV-watch Fertility Predictor can help you find the most fertile days you have and help your with conception. Learn more about the OV-Watch.

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确定您的最佳怀孕期

Interested in determining your fertility window? To do this, you must predict when you will ovulate, a task that can be difficult. Come learn about tools to predict ovulation.

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咖啡因和怀孕

Many people enjoy coffee every single day. But for pregnant women it can be a concern. Learn about the effects of coffee during pregnancy.

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产前维生素

Prenatal vitamins are an excellent complement to eating well. They help insure that your baby is getting the nutrients needed for healthy development.

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怀孕期间咖啡因的摄入

Caffeine is the most-used stimulant in America. Although studies have been inconclusive, it is still best to limit caffeine consumption during pregnancy.

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妊娠剧吐

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a very severe type of morning sickness. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for this serious condition during pregnancy.

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怀孕期间出血

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can occur for a number of reasons. It is important to determine whether it is benign, or indicative of a major medical issue.

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捐献的卵子

Donor eggs can come from family members, friends or random women through a service. Learn about whether using donor eggs is right for you.

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授精捐赠的精子

Donor insemination involves using the semen from another family member, friend or sperm bank to conceive. Discover more about the donor insemination process.

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男性生育检查

Half of infertility is accounted for by men in some manner. Learn about male fertility testing, how it works, understanding the results and if it is right for you.

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男性不育症

What is the cause of male infertility? Discover causes along with treatment and prevention recommendations for male infertility challenges.

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女性生育检查

Female fertility testing can help avoid months of trying to conceive without success. Learn more about fertility testing for women and whether this is your next step.

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女性不孕症

How can you treat female infertility? What are the causes and ways to prevent female infertility? Find these answers and more in this article on fertility challenges for women.

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胞浆内精子注射(ICSI)

Learn how intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can help resolve certain infertility concerns. ICSI can assist a couple in having a baby with their own egg and sperm.

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配子输卵管内移植(GIFT)

Gamete intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT) is an effective way to help couple’s have their own baby and overcome fertility struggles. Learn more about the process of GIFT.

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选择您的生育辅助程序

Pursuing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) can be a challenge. Learn important questions to ask regarding credibility, cost and convenience of an ART program.

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子宫内授精(IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves the placement of sperm inside the uterus to ensure that it reaches the fallopian tubes. Learn more about the IUI procedure.

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试管受精(IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most commonly used fertility procedures. Discover more about the benefits, risks, and costs related to the IVF procedure.

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胚胎移植

Embryo transfer is part of the IVF procedure. Discover how embryo transfer works, the effectiveness and what to expect when trying to grow your family.

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用草药治疗不孕症

Herbal medicine might be all you need to overcome your fertility struggles. Learn more about herbal medicines and how they can help with infertility.

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不孕不育和脊椎按摩疗法

Chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach to enhancing the body’s ability to function properly. Learn how chiropractic care can help with infertility issues.

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不孕不育和针灸

Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility for several decades. Learn about how acupuncture works to enhance fertility and help you get pregnant naturally.

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什么是不孕不育?

What is infertility? How can you treat it? How prevalent is infertility in the United States? Learn more about treatment options that can help couple’s grow their family.

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克服不孕不育中的情绪

Working through infertility involves an emotional roller coaster. Learn what to expect and how best to manage the emotional journey of coping with infertility.

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治疗不孕不育的药物

There are several different types of infertility medications. Learn about the various types, what they do, and how they might help you conceive.

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排卵测试

Most ovulation predictor kits come with a number of tests you can take to determine if ovulation is approaching. Come learn about the various types of ovulation tests available.

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怀孕测试

Need a pregnancy test? Find out about the different types of testing available and how to find a local pregnancy center in your area to get a free, confidential test.

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排卵常见问题

When does ovulation occur? What are symptoms of ovulation? Can I have a period without ovulating? Find answers to these questions and more in this article.

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早孕测试

What do you need to know about taking a pregnancy test? Learn how to understand the difference between various types of pregnancy tests.

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孕前营养

Learn about the nutrition that helps you have the healthiest pregnancy. Discover the nutrition that is best for both you and your baby.

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遗传咨询

Approximately 3% of babies born in the United States will have a birth defect. Learn about several risk factors that may lead to the necessity for genetic counseling.

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男性孕前健康

Although it is easy to focus on the woman’s health, preconception health is important for men, too. Learn about the steps men can take for their best preconception health.

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晨吐

Morning sickness is commonly experienced during the first trimester. While it is not a pleasant part of pregnancy, there are many relief options available.

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女性孕前健康

Preconception health for women is essential for having the healthiest pregnancy possible. Preconception health is also tied to your best chances of conception.

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