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Birth Control Options (Types and Side Effects)

Birth Control Options (Types and Side Effects)

Source: Getty Images Birth control definition and facts Birth control methods can be broadly classified into barrier methods (that prevent sperm cells from reaching the egg), methods that prevent ovulation such as the birth control pill, and methods that allow fertilization of the egg but prevent implantation of the fertilized egg inside the uterus (womb) […]

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Birth Control Pills (List of Oral Contraceptives and Side Effects)

Birth Control Pills (List of Oral Contraceptives and Side Effects)

What are birth control pills, and how do they work (mechanism of action)? Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) are medications that prevent pregnancy. They are one method of birth control. Oral contraceptives are hormonal preparations that may contain combinations of the hormones estrogen and progestin or progestin alone. Combinations of estrogen and progestin prevent pregnancy […]

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Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of risky CT scans during pregnancy has risen significantly in North America in the past two decades, a new study finds. “It’s important to quantify exposure to ionizing radiation because it can cause cancer and birth defects, and should be kept to a minimum, […]

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Smog Could Land Newborns in Intensive Care

Smog Could Land Newborns in Intensive Care

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The danger that air pollution poses to the hearts and lungs of adults is well-documented, but new research suggests that newborns are also at risk. Infants of mothers who were exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before giving birth were more […]

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U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low

U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. fertility rate continued to fall last year and reached an all-time low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Pregnancy News The general fertility rate fell 2% between 2017 and 2018 among girls and women ages 15-44, according to a report released Wednesday by […]

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Ovulation bleeding: What to know

Ovulation bleeding: What to know

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AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve a woman’s long-term heart health, new research shows. The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, underscore […]

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Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Clinicians can help mothers and their babies by screening all pregnant people at […]

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Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects

Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds. “While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high,” said corresponding […]