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

What Is Deceleration During Labor?
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What Is ECV? (External Cephalic Version)
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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
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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?
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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?
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What Is Preeclampsia?
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What Is Amniotic Fluid Embolism?
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What Is Umbilical Cord Compression?
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How Is Perinatal Depression Diagnosed?
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What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot During Pregnancy
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What Low Blood Platelets Mean For Pregnancy
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Water Breaking: Signs, Timing, Causes, Complications
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High Progesterone: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications
Sciatica in pregnancy
What to Know About Sciatica In Pregnancy
Pregnant person testing blood sugar
What Is Gestational Diabetes?
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Heartburn in Pregnancy: Causes, Treatments, Preventions
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Postpartum Physical Therapy: How It Works
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How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant?
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Perineal Massage: Function and Purpose
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What to Know About Anemia and Pregnancy
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What to Know About Migraine and Pregnancy
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What Happens Each Week During Pregnancy?
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What Is Group B Strep In Pregnancy?
Ramzi Theory
What Is Ramzi Theory and Does It Work?
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What to Know About Insomnia and Pregnancy
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What Is a Dilation and Curettage (D&C)?
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What Are Tocolytics?
What Is Labor Dystocia?
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What Is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) During Pregnancy?
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What Are the Signs of Labor?
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What Is the Neonatal Period?
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What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
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What Is Precipitous Labor?
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What Is Chorioamnionitis?
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What Is en Caul Birth?
A young mom laying in her hospital bed holds her newborn baby on her bare chest moments after giving birth.
What Is Vernix Caseosa?
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What Is RhoGAM?
Pregnant woman with back pain
Engaged Position: What Is It and What Does It Mean?
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What to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19
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What Is the Bishop Score?
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Why Does Linea Nigra Appear In Pregnancy?
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What Is Early Pregnancy Bleeding?
Newborn baby lies on their parent’s bare chest
Lotus Birth: How It Works, Why It’s Done, Is It Safe?
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Placental Abruption: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
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Learn About the NIPT for Prenatal Screening
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What to Expect at Your 12-Week Ultrasound
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What Is Blighted Ovum?
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Why Do I Get Cramps During Pregnancy?
Sore breasts in pregnancy
Why Are Breasts Sore During Pregnancy?
Uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix
What Is Ovulation Bleeding?