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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

FAQ165

What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth, although it may not be noticed until the child is older. Birth defects may affect any part of the body, including major ...

April 2014

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccines

FAQ167

What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skin-to-skin contact. More than 100 types of HPV have been found. About 30 ...

April 2014

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Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

FAQ086

What are the types of pain-relieving medications that can be used during labor and delivery? In general, there are two types of pain-relieving drugs: 1) analgesics and 2) anesthetics. Analgesics reli...

March 2014

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Problems of the Digestive System

FAQ120

What are some common digestive problems? Common digestive problems include the following: • Constipation • Diarrhea • Acid reflux • Hemorrhoids Most common digestive problems are short term and...

January 2014

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Routine Tests in Pregnancy

FAQ133

Why are tests done during pregnancy? A number of lab tests are suggested for all women as part of routine prenatal care. These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complicati...

January 2014

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

PFS005 Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women’s Health Care Physicians patient education Fact Sheet PFS005: Testing for Human Imm...

December 2013

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Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

FAQ183

What is pelvic organ prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse is a disorder in which one or more of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position (see FAQ012 Pelvic Support Problems). What organs can be...

December 2013

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Birth Control - Especially for Teens

FAQ112

What things should I think about when choosing a birth control method? To choose the right birth control method for you, consider the following: • How well it prevents pregnancy • How easy it is to u...

December 2013

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Tobacco Alcohol Drugs and Pregnancy

FAQ170

Why is smoking dangerous during pregnancy? If you smoke during pregnancy, your baby is exposed to harmful chemicals such as tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide. Nicotine causes blood vessels to const...

December 2013

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Postpartum Depression

FAQ091

What are the postpartum blues? About 2–3 days after childbirth, some women begin to feel depressed, anxious, and upset. They may feel angry with the new baby, their partners, or their other children...

December 2013

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