The body can be affected before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn more about fertility, pregnancy milestones, labor and delivery, and postpartum.

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What Is a C-Section (Cesarean Section)?
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What Is Breastfeeding?
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What Is Postpartum Depression?
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Which Birth Control Can I Take While Breastfeeding?
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What Does It Mean to Have a High-Risk Pregnancy?
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What Is Lightening?
Pregnant woman with concerned look getting ultrasound scan in doctor's office
What Is Choriocarcinoma?
Doctor shows ultrasound images to pregnant mother
What to Know About Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis
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What to Know About Celiac Disease and Pregnancy
Midsection of Pregnant Woman Holding Her Belly
How Does HPV Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?
hypotension pregnancy
Is Low Blood Pressure Dangerous in Pregnancy?
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How Does Asthma Affect Pregnancy?
Pregnant Woman Holding Stomach on Sofa
Does PCOS Affect Getting Pregnant?
Postpartum Bleeding
Is Postpartum Bleeding Normal?
A pregnant woman discusses trouble breathing with her doctor.
How to Have a Successful Pregnancy With Cystic Fibrosis
A pregnant woman with the flu
How Can the Flu Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?
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How Does UTI Affect Your Pregnancy?
gestational hypertension
How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Your Pregnancy?
Pregnant woman testing blood sugar for diabetes
How Does Diabetes Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?
lightning crotch
What Is Lightning Crotch?
Pregnant woman standing with hand on back
How Does Arthritis Affect Your Pregnancy?
uterine atony
What Is Uterine Atony?
Stretch Marks and Pregnancy
What to Know About Pregnancy Stretch Marks
back labor
What Is Back Labor?
Pregnant person looks at ultrasound photos
What Can Cause Bleeding During Pregnancy?
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Can I Get Pregnant If I Have Endometriosis and Is It Safe?
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What to Know About Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
A pregnant woman holds her bump in kitchen window
Treating Diastasis Recti With Physical Therapy
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What Is Subchorionic Hemorrhage?
pregnancy massage
Is Prenatal Massage Safe?
chadwick sign
Does Chadwick's Sign Definitely Mean You're Pregnant?
A Black woman and doctor lay their hands on her pregnant belly.
Pregnant With Hashimoto's? Here's What You Need to Know
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What Is a Missed Miscarriage?
tandem definition
What Is Tandem Breastfeeding?
nonstress test
What Is a Non-Stress Test?
A pregnant woman clutches her back.
Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia: What You Need to Know
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Phantom Pregnancy: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
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What Kind of Bleeding Happens During Miscarriage?
What Is Deceleration During Labor?
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What Is ECV? (External Cephalic Version)
Pregnant person lies on the floor while a childbirth educator holds a doll on her abdomen
Lamaze: How It Works, Why It’s Used, How It Compares
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What to Know About Herpes and Pregnancy
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Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy: Risks and How To Minimize Them
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How Hepatitis Affects Pregnancy
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Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy: When It Is Used, How It Works, Is It Safe?
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy
A pregnant woman with her hand on her chest talking to her female physician
What to Know About Heart Disease and Pregnancy
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How Is Perinatal Depression Treated?
Psoriatic arthritis and pregnancy
What to Know About Psoriatic Arthritis and Pregnancy
nuchal translusancy
What Is a Nuchal Translucency Screening?
Cropped shot of a pregnant woman suffering from back pain
Fibroids and Pregnancy: Fertility, Gestation, and Postpartum
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What to Know About Yeast Infection and Pregnancy
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Postpartum Bleeding: What Is Normal?
Doctor checking blood pressure of pregnant woman
What Is Preeclampsia?
Digital illustration of a fetus in utero.
What Is Amniotic Fluid Embolism?
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What Is Umbilical Cord Compression?
Mother Feeding Baby Boy While Sitting On Bed At Home
How Is Perinatal Depression Diagnosed?
A pregnant person in profile getting a vaccine.
What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Pregnant African American woman holding her stomach in hospital
What Low Blood Platelets Mean For Pregnancy
Pregnant woman looking down and holding her bump by window in living room
Water Breaking: Signs, Timing, Causes, Complications