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19 Ways to Boost Your Fertility Feature
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19 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

If you've been trying several months to conceive and have not been successful, check out these tips to boost your fertility.

Fertility-Boosting Foods
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Fertility-Boosting Foods

How smart eating can help fertility and pregnancy.

Tips for Your First Trimester
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Tips for Your First Trimester

Get everything you need to know for those first few months

4 Weeks Pregnant: Suspecting Successful Conception
Pregnancy

4 Weeks Pregnant: Suspecting Successful Conception

When you're 4 weeks pregnant, your fertilized egg has made its way to your uterus, things are really starting to get interesting.

Common Physical Changes During Pregnancy
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Common Physical Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy affects every part of your body—from your hair to your toenails. Find out what to expect.

12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes
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12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes

As many as 60 million people in the United States have prediabetes, yet more than 90 percent of them don’t know it. Find out if you're one of them and learn how to take action today.

Fertility Apps: Which One Is Best for You?
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Fertility Apps: Which One Is Best for You?

Whether you want to become pregnant or ensure that you don't, chances are one of these fertility apps will fit your needs.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
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Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Learn 7 ways to improve your breastfeeding success, and 4 common breastfeeding challenges, including a low milk supply and sore nipples.

Endometriosis and Pregnancy
Pregnancy

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Steps you can take to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy and baby

Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't
Pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't

But have you thought about your sex life? Yes, sex. Believe it or not, there can be Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't!

Tips for Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy
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Tips for Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy

It's safe to assume many new parents aren't sleeping as much as they'd like, but many pregnant women also suffer from insomnia, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
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Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Prepare for Battle
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With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Prepare for Battle

With mosquito season arriving in the Gulf Coast states, U.S. public health officials have begun deploying a three-pronged battle plan to combat Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects in Latin America in the last year.

Too Much Folic Acid and B12 in Pregnancy Linked to Raised Autism Risk in Baby
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Too Much Folic Acid and B12 in Pregnancy Linked to Raised Autism Risk in Baby

A new study suggests that excessive amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 in a mother's body might increase a baby's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder.

Signs You're Ovulating
Pregnancy

Signs You're Ovulating

If you're trying to get pregnant, it may help you get pregnant faster if you know the signs that you're ovulating.

Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers
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Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Get facts on the Zika virus on tips on how to detect and reduce your risk of developing an infection.

How Accurate Are Fertility Apps and Online Calculators?
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How Accurate Are Fertility Apps and Online Calculators?

Websites and apps that promise to calculate a woman's most fertile days may often be off base, a new study suggests. When doctors put 53 fertility calculators to the test, they found that only four accurately predicted a hypothetical woman's "precise fertile window."

Improvements in Infertility Treatments Lead to a Decline of Risky Multiple Births
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Improvements in Infertility Treatments Lead to a Decline of Risky Multiple Births

Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal.

Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
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Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

The terrible birth defects caused by Zika virus appear to be the result of an immune system response that triggers prenatal brain cell suicide and obstructs fetal brain development, a new lab study reports.

How Does the Zika Virus Spread From Pregnant Mom to Baby?
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How Does the Zika Virus Spread From Pregnant Mom to Baby?

Scientists have created the first model of how the Zika virus spreads from a pregnant mouse to its fetus. The mouse model showed that the virus first damages the placenta before infecting the fetus, causing many of the same complications seen in human babies.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth
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Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika
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New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika

Three new eye problems—retinal lesions, bleeding in the retina and abnormal blood vessel development in the retina—in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.