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Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy

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What causes back pain during pregnancy? The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain: Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy Wha...

October 2014

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Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the blood vessel walls each time the heart contracts (squeezes) to pump the blood through your body (see FAQ123 Manag...

September 2014

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Car Safety for You and Your Baby

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Why is it important to wear a seat belt when I travel during pregnancy? Although the baby is protected inside your body, you should wear a lap and shoulder belt every time you travel while you are p...

September 2014

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Sterilization for Women and Men

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Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. Sterilization procedures for women are called tubal occlusion. The procedure for men is called vasectomy. Contraception What is steriliz...

August 2014

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Progestin-Only Hormonal Birth Control: Pill and Injection

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What is progestin? Progestin is a form of progesterone, a hormone that plays a role in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Progestin is used in combination with another hormone called estrogen in com...

July 2014

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Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth

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What is preterm labor? Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Changes in the cervix include efface...

July 2014

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

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What is a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and why is it done? If you have an abnormal cervical cancer screening result, your health care provider may suggest that you have a loop elec...

July 2014

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Managing High Blood Pressure

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What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels. A blood pressure reading has two numbers separated by a slash—the systolic pressure and diastolic...

July 2014

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): IUD and Implant

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What are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods? Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. Both methods ar...

July 2014

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Later Childbearing

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Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect ...

July 2014

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