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Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)

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What is prenatal care Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant It includes medical care education and counseling The earlier you get prenatal care the better your chances are for a healthy pregnancy and baby Especially For Teens What is prenatal care What may happen at my fi...

April 2015

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Hormone Therapy

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Menopause is the time in a womans life when she naturally stops having menstrual periods Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years The average age of menopause for women in the United States is 51 years Most women enter a transitional phase in the years leading up to menopause called perim...

April 2015

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Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Family Planning

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What is fertility awareness Fertility awareness is knowing and recognizing when the fertile time when a woman can get pregnant occurs in the menstrual cycle If you are practicing fertility awareness as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy you need to avoid having sexual intercourse or use a...

April 2015

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If Your Baby Is Breech

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What does it mean when a baby is breech In the last weeks of pregnancy babies usually move so that their heads are positioned to come out of the vagina first during birth This is called a vertex presentation A breech presentation occurs when the babys buttocks feet or both are in place to come out...

April 2015

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March 2015

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Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)

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When should I have my first gynecologic visit An obstetriciangynecologist obgyn is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years Especially For Teens When should I have my first gynecologic visit Is it...

March 2015

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Group B Strep and Pregnancy

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What is group B streptococcus GBS Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness It is found in the digestive urinary and reproductive tracts of men and women In women it can be found in the vagina and rectum GBS is not a s...

March 2015

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are prenatal diagnostic tests Prenatal diagnostic tests are tests that can detect certain disorders before a baby is born Pregnancy What are prenatal diagnostic testsnbsp How are prenatal diagnostic tests different from screening testsnbsp What is a birth defectnbsp What is a genetic disorder...

March 2015

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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What are sexually transmitted infections STIs Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections that are spread by sexual contact Sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your bodyeven death Except for colds and flu STIs are the most common contagious easily spread infections i...

March 2015

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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care

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What is a preconception care checkup The goal of this checkup is to find things that could affect your pregnancy Identifying these factors before pregnancy allows you to take steps that can increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby During this visit your health care pro...

March 2015

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