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The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy

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What is the Rh factor? Just as there are different major blood groups, such as type A and type B, there also is an Rh factor. The Rh factor is a protein that can be present on the surface of red blo...

September 2013

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Gestational Diabetes

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What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is diabetes mellitus that develops in women for the first time during pregnancy. Some women found to have gestational diabetes actually may have ha...

September 2013

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Disorders of the Vulva

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What is the vulva? The external female genital area is called the vulva. The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora. FAQ088 What is the vulv...

July 2013

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Weight Control - Eating Right and Keeping Fit

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What is the body mass index? The body mass index (BMI) is a tool that often is used to measure body fat. It is based on height and weight. To find out your BMI, you can use the online calculator at ...

June 2013

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Cholesterol and Your Health

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What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a natural substance that serves as a building block for cells and hormones. Most of the cholesterol in your body is made by the liver. A small amount also comes f...

June 2013

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Colposcopy

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What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light into the vagina and onto the cervix. A colposcope can gre...

June 2013

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Obesity and Pregnancy

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What is the body mass index? The body mass index (BMI) is a number calculated from height and weight that is used to determine whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Y...

June 2013

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Repeated Miscarriage

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What is repeated miscarriage? Repeated miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss, is defined as having two or more miscarriages. After three miscarriages,a thorough physical exam and testing are reco...

June 2013

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Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks

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What is a “medically indicated” delivery? A medically indicated delivery is done for a medical reason. These reasons may be the woman’s medical condition or a problem with the baby. Labor may be ind...

June 2013

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

FAQ029

How does breastfeeding benefit my baby? Breastfeeding benefits your baby in the following ways: Breast milk provides the perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat that your baby needs to grow. The...

June 2013

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