Pregnancy - Original Articles

Sex Education vs. Abstinence-Only Education

Here, how each form of education performs when trying to fight teen pregnancy and STDs.

What You Should Know About Tubal Ligation

Sometimes called female sterilization or "getting your tubes tied," tubal ligation is a surgical technique that prevents a man's sperm from reaching a woman's egg thus preventing pregnancy. If you're considering this procedure, there are key factors you should consider.

The 411 on the Morning-After Pill

When accidents happen, there s a backup plan.

Dad Can Get Postpartum Depression Too

Think that only new moms can get depression after childbirth? New research says it's not that simple.

The Truth About Caffeine's Effect on Your Health

Is caffeine good or bad for your health? Get the truth here.

Could Fluctuating Hormones Be the Cause of Your Bloating?

Bloating is never pleasant, but uncomfortable and irritating. Not only is bloating caused by foods and stress, but can also be induced by hormones. Find out how this happens and what you can do to prevent it.

Allergy Shots and Pregnancy: A Safe Combination?

You may be worried about mixing allergy shots and pregnancy and wonder if this practice will put your unborn child in any danger.

Preventing Diabetes-Related Birth Defects

All you want is a healthy baby. Here, how to prevent diabetes-related birth defects.

Health Risks of Depression during Pregnancy

If you suffer from depression and plan to become pregnant, you may be understandably concerned about the effect of depression and treatment on your unborn child.

Diabetes and Birth Control

Which option is best for for you? Read on to find out.

Can Acupuncture Cure Pregnancy-Related Depression?

Pregnancy is normally a time of joy and anticipation. For women who suffer from depression, it can also create confusion and concern about how antidepressant medications might affect their baby s health. Fortunately, acupuncture may be a good alternative for treating pregnancy-related depression.

Female Complications and Diabetes

Women must deal with some complications that men don t. Here, the diabetes complications no one talks about.

Are SSRIs Safe during Pregnancy?

Recent studies have raised concern about the safety of antidepressants in women who are, or hope to become, pregnant.

50 Years with The Pill: What We Now Know

Read on to learn what half a century has brought us in terms of what we know about this widely used method of contraception.

Fertility Drugs and Uterine Cancer

There are numerous causes of infertility and almost as many treatments. Some women are concerned that pursuing infertility treatments may increase their risk for uterine cancer. If you ve taken, or are considering, infertility treatments, here s what you need to know.

Pregnancy May Slow Progression of MS

According to a recent study, having a baby may slow down the damaging effects of multiple sclerosis, a serious autoimmune disease.

The Latest on Male Birth Control

Could contraception see a responsibility shift?

Does the Pill Work for Overweight Women?

Can your weight determine the effectiveness of your oral contraceptive? Read on to find out.

Apples and Asthma: A Healthy Mix

Apples have long been touted for their numerous health benefits--and they just may help you reduce your asthma symptoms as well.

A Heart-Healthy Reason to Breastfeed

Research shows that women who nurse have a lower incidence of cardiac disease.

No-Period Pills: Are They Safe?

Is this method safe, or does it go against the natural course of nature?

Pregnancy and Diabetes: 7 Things You Should Know

Today pregnancy and diabetes is more manageable than in previous decades. Here are seven essential things you should know to protect your health and have a healthy baby.

Probiotics and Pregnancy

New study indicates that ingesting probiotics during pregnancy prevents obesity.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy: 8 Things You Need to Know

Information and tips about rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy.

Higher Risk for New Moms of Multiples

Statistics show that up to 15 percent of women report moderate to severe depression after their babies are born. But for mothers of multiples, the numbers and the problems can be even bigger.

Is Sex During Pregnancy OK?

Get the truth about sex during pregnancy.

What You May Not Know About Postpartum Depression

Being a new mom is tough. If you're feeling bummed instead of elated over your bundle of joy, know that you're not alone and that there's help.

How to Make Sense of Miscarriage

A miscarriage can be a devastating event. Here, we explain the basics behind it.

Is Gestational Diabetes Preventable?

Learn about the steps you can take to prevent this condition.

Crohn s and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

The majority of women with the disease can successfully start families.