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Reasons for a C-Section Delivery
I want to have a natural birth. What are some reasons my doctor might recommend I have a C-section delivery?
06/02/2016
Avoiding a C-Section Birth
Are there ways that I can help avoid a C-section delivery?
05/25/2016
Vaginal Birth vs C-Section
I am afraid of having a vaginal birth. Can I request a C-section delivery?
05/25/2016
Bonding with Baby After C-Section
After a C-section birth, how long will I have to wait before I can bond with my child (breastfeeding, skin-on-skin contact, holding my baby)?
05/25/2016
Vaginal Birth After a C-Section?
If I have a C-section with my first pregnancy, does that mean I will have to have one for any future pregnancies?
05/25/2016
Recovery from a C-Section
Does recovery time after a C-section differ from a vaginal birth?
05/25/2016
Risks of C-Section Births
Do C-section births have increased risks for me and my baby?
05/25/2016
Birth Control During Menopause
I am 51 years old. What is my chance of still getting pregnant, and how should I handle birth control as I move through menopause?
05/23/2016
Uterine Contractions at 22 Weeks
I am 22 weeks pregnant. How normal are contractions of the uterus? Is this something big enough to contact my doctor about?
10/21/2015
Foods to Avoid in Pregnancy
What foods should I avoid in pregnancy?
10/30/2014
Medications During Pregnancy?
What medications are safe to take during pregnancy?
10/30/2014
Tomatoes in a Diabetic Diet?
My husband has type 2 diabetes. He heard that tomatoes have too much sugar in them, however, most recipes for diabetics contain tomatoes or tomato products. How do tomatoes fit into a diabetic diet?
10/30/2014
Are Birth Plans Necessary
Are birth plans necessary?
09/19/2014
Sex Drive After a Baby?
My friends tell me their sex drive wasn’t the same after they had a baby. Is that true?
08/27/2014
Morning Sickness Relief
How can I get relief from morning sickness?
08/06/2014
OK to Have Sex During Pregnancy?
Is it okay to have sex during pregnancy?
07/24/2014
Risks of Pregnancy After 35
What are the risks of having a baby if I am 35 or older?
07/15/2014
Weight Gain in Pregnancy
A pregnant woman gains more weight than the weight of the baby itself - where does this other weight go?
06/25/2014
Should I Eat for Two?
While pregnant, should I "eat for two?"
06/25/2014
Gaining Too Much Pregnancy Weight
What should I do if I am gaining too much weight during my pregnancy?
06/25/2014
Calcium for Lactose-Intolerant Pregnant Women
I don't like and can't tolerate milk and dairy products. How can I add calcium to my diet during pregnancy?
06/25/2014
Conception Possible During Menstruation?
I’ve heard that you can’t get pregnant during your period. Is this just an old wives tale? Should I be concerned about protection during this time?
05/06/2014
Perimenopause and Pregnancy
I’m a women in her 50s who is going through perimenopause. I have only had one menstrual period this year. Is there still a possibility that I could get pregnant?
05/06/2014
Increasing Chances of Conception
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and I have a few questions that I’m kind of embarrassed to ask our doctor. Does an orgasm help you get pregnant? Should I try and keep the sperm in for awhile, and is there a best sex position for conception?
05/06/2014
Vitamin C and the Efficacy of Birth Control Pills
I've been on birth control for five years. I did not skip a dose, but I’m having mid-cycle bleeding after having unprotected sex. I took vitamin C for a cold and read that excessive amounts can cause birth control to stop working. Is this true?
05/06/2014
Birth Control Options
I’m 38 and have been in a relationship for three years. I’ve been on the pill for 20 years and don’t want more kids. But I don’t like the melasma side effect of birth control pills. I’ve considered an IUD but know someone whose device migrated. Options?
05/06/2014
Tubal Ligation at Age 20
What are the risks of getting your tubes tied? Are your early 20s too soon to get this procedure done?
05/06/2014
Endometriosis and Pregnancy
I was diagnosed with endometriosis but had a subsequent healthy pregnancy. I was told that endometriosis “goes away” during pregnancy. Can I expect that it's gone, or might it return?
05/06/2014
Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control
I was on the Depo Provera shot for about two years then switched to the birth control pill. I’m trying to get pregnant but I’m having irregular periods. I think my uterine lining is thin. What else can I do to get pregnant?
05/06/2014
Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?
I’ve been trying to conceive for three months now and no luck. Is something wrong with me?
05/06/2014
Should I Lose Weight Before I Get Pregnant?
What are the risks of having a baby when you’re overweight? I need to lose weight, but I’m worried I’ll never have a baby if I hold off until I’ve lost weight.
05/06/2014
Increased Fertility Before Menopause?
Do women experience a surge in fertility at any point in perimenopause or just before menopause?
09/14/2012
Fertility Problems
How long should a couple attempt to get pregnant before seeking fertility treatments? My husband and I have been trying for over a year.
06/06/2012
Non-Medical Approaches to Infertility
My partner and I have been trying to get pregnant for a while. Are there any non-medical approaches, such as relaxation or meditation techniques, that could improve my chances of becoming pregnant?
06/06/2012
Pregnancy and Advanced Maternal Age
With all the advances in fertility treatments, how old is too old for a woman to try to get pregnant?
06/06/2012
Unexplained Infertility: Causes and treatment of infertility
What are the proper steps to take when researching unexplained infertility?
03/21/2012
Fertility Treatments and Increased Cancer Risks?
Is a woman undergoing fertility treatments at higher risk of getting cancer than a woman of the same age who has not taken these drugs?
03/21/2012
Pregnancy after Tubal Ligation
What is the success rate for tubal ligation reversal? What options for getting pregnant does a woman have if she's had a tubal ligation?
07/07/2011
Mommy Makeovers: Plastic surgery and mommy makeovers
I'm 37 and just had my second child. I exercise and eat well, but notice a lot of sagging skin on my body after this second pregnancy. I've heard about "Mommy Makeovers". Can you tell me more about this?
07/07/2011
Adenomyosis: Andenomyosis and fertility
I was recently diagnosed with adenomyosis. How does this affect me if my husband and I want to have a baby? How much chance do I have of getting pregnant?
07/07/2011
Chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation
How likely is it for a woman to get pregnant after having her tubes tied?
12/01/2009
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