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  • Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

    Tips to help you continue to breastfeed your baby after you've returned to work.

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  • Menopause

    Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer…

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  • Monitoring Baby’s Heart Rate During Labor

    Fetal heart rate monitoring keeps track of your baby’s heart rate. This helps your doctor detect problems that may develop…

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  • Female Athlete Triad

    The female athlete triad is a disorder that can affect women’s eating habits, menstrual cycles, and bone mass.

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  • Breastfeeding: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

    Get answers to common questions about pumping and storing breast milk.

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  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Recurrent pregnancy loss is when you have 2 or more miscarriages, or pregnancies that end in the first 20 weeks…

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  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)

    Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is when a woman’s ovaries stop working properly before age 40. It can affect women as…

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  • Early Pregnancy Loss

    Early pregnancy loss is when pregnancy ends on its own in the first 20 weeks of gestation. It is very…

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  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a general term to describe inflammation of the vagina. The main causes are bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and…

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  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    After 40, women experience changes in their nutrition and metabolism, due to decreased hormones, reduced activity level, and medical…

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  • Routine Tests During Pregnancy

    Routine tests during pregnancy help monitor the health of you and your baby.

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  • Dyspareunia

    Dyspareunia is painful sex for women.

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  • Perimenopause

    Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that means she is nearing menopause.

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  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Researchers do not completely understand…

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  • Preterm Labor and Birth

    Preterm labor is when a woman goes into labor before 37 weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth,…

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  • Understanding Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Results

    If you received abnormal cervical cancer screening results, you might be worried. Learn what your results mean and your treatment…

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  • Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a female surgical procedure. It can be used for diagnosis, treatment, or following…

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  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder. It occurs when the lining of your uterus also grows outside of your…

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  • Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common…

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  • Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

    Skin changes are a normal part of pregnancy. Many conditions aren’t preventable and don’t require treatment. Most go away after…

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