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Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a time to recognize the real struggles families face after a loss. Let's raise awareness, share s ...
Why your sexual health matters

Why your sexual health matters

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. Your reproductive organs include your uterus (also called womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries and cerv ...
Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to talk to your health care provider about any medicine you take. That’s because taking certain ...
Mother’s Day: How to cope after a loss

Mother’s Day: How to cope after a loss

It is impossible to put into words the pain a mom experiences after having a loss. Mother’s Day can be a joyful time to celebrate motherhood, but ...
Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

What is a sexually transmitted infection? A sexually transmitted infection (also called STI, sexually transmitted disease or STD) is an infection tha ...
Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

The loss of a pregnancy or a baby is a very difficult experience. Whether you had a miscarriage, stillbirth or your baby died soon after birth, it’s ...
Grief: Do men and women grieve differently?

Grief: Do men and women grieve differently?

The loss of a baby is one of the most painful experiences that can happen to a family. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a da ...
Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Recently the FDA and CDC issued a notice that some lead tests done by Magellan Diagnostics may be incorrect. The FDA says “certain lead tests manuf ...
Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...
How do you know if you are having a miscarriage?

How do you know if you are having a miscarriage?

Miscarriage is when a baby dies in the womb before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Among women who know they are pregnant about 10 to 15% of pregnancies end in ...