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What to know about hernias after a cesarean delivery

What to know about hernias after a cesarean delivery

A hernia is a rare complication of cesarean delivery, also known as a C-section. Being aware of the signs and symptoms can help people to get proper medical treatment. A hernia that occurs after surgery is called an incisional hernia. Cesarean delivery is a surgical procedure that can create a weakness in the abdominal wall. […]

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Mom’s Diabetes May Be Tied to Baby’s Autism Risk: Study

Mom’s Diabetes May Be Tied to Baby’s Autism Risk: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who have any form of diabetes may face higher odds that their child could develop autism, a new study suggests. Whether it’s type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, which specifically affects pregnant women, having the blood sugar disease […]

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Can an IUD cause bleeding after sex?

Can an IUD cause bleeding after sex?

An intrauterine device is a reversible way to prevent pregnancy in the long term. A person with an intrauterine device may experience irregular bleeding and other side effects. Different kinds of intrauterine devices (IUDs) can cause different side effects. A person usually experiences irregular bleeding as their body is first adjusting to the device. If […]

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A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge

A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge

It is common to wonder whether the color or consistency of vaginal discharge is normal or needs to be checked out. Vaginal discharge can be many colors, and several indicate a healthy body. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors mean and when to see a doctor. […]

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Which treatments work for stretch marks?

Which treatments work for stretch marks?

Many creams and lotions are marketed with claims about making stretch marks less noticeable. Some people also use home remedies to reduce the appearance of these marks. Popular remedies include herbal products, self-tanner, and hyaluronic acid. Stretch marks, which the medical community calls striae distensae, are common and may affect up to 88 percent of […]

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Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child’s Motor Skills?

Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child’s Motor Skills?

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother’s pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests. But the Australian researchers cautioned that more research is needed before firm conclusions can be made, […]

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Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using the psychiatric drug lithium early in pregnancy may raise the risk of birth defects — but not as much as previously thought, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that women who used lithium during the first trimester were more […]

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Why can you have a missed period on birth control?

Why can you have a missed period on birth control?

If a person taking a birth control pill misses a period, they may wonder if they are pregnant. However, a range of other factors may be responsible. Birth control pills are a popular and practical method of contraception. There are several types, and each contains different combinations of hormones that can affect the menstrual cycle. […]

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Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby’s first year. Postpartum depression, or PPD, affects […]

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Kidney Infections During Pregnancy

Kidney Infections During Pregnancy

Among the many changes that take place in the body during pregnancy is an increase in the risk of developing an infection of the urinary tract. The hormonal changes as well as the physical changes exerted by the enlarging uterus can lead to a slowdown of the passage of urine through the urinary tract and […]