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Risk Factors of Infertility: What Makes Becoming Pregnant More Difficult?

Infertility is estimated to affect about 11 percent of women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In...
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Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: From Morning Sickness to Life-Threatening Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Approximately 80% of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, commonly known as “morning sickness.” Symptoms typically begin between the 4th and...
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Epidural Anesthesia Side Effects: Possible Complications From Medicated Epidural Injections

An epidural is a form of medication used to help aid women in labor. Medication is injected directly into the spinal canal. Women who...
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Pregnancy During the Second Trimester: What to Expect

What happens to the baby during the second trimester? Many changes happen with the baby during months four through six. The baby starts off around...
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Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy in the Tube Symptoms: Ectopic Tubal Pregnancy Rupture: Causes, Signs, and...

Around one out of a hundred pregnancies is ectopic, which means it is growing outside of the uterus. While ectopic pregnancy occasionally occurs in...
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Dangers of Rare Meat During Pregnancy: Undercooked Meat Can Lead to Serious Illness

Most pregnant women do a lot of research on what to eat during pregnancy. But it's just as important to research what not to...
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Natural Choices for You and Your New Baby: Making Informed Decisions about VBAC Delivery

VBAC (vaginal delivery after C-section) is when an expecting mother has previously had a child born by Cesarean section surgery and elects to have...
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The Benefits of Having a Home Water Birth: Why Many Women Are Choosing Home...

The desire for home births has grown significantly, as many women understand the benefits of having a home birth. Many pregnant mothers are choosing...
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Easing Pregnancy Ailments

Ailments Associated With Pregnancy As has been said, it all begins with nausea and vomiting – morning sickness – which usually lasts about 12 to...
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The Diabetes Test During Pregnancy: Taking the Glucose Screening and Tolerance Tests

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects about seven percent of pregnant women according to DiabetesNetwork.com.Diabetes that is brought on by pregnancy is called...