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Extremely Preterm Birth

FAQ173, June 2016

When is a baby considered preterm or extremely preterm A normal pregnancy with one baby lasts about 40 weeks Babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy are called preterm or premature Babies born before 28 completed weeks of pregnancy are considered extremely preterm The earlier a baby is ...

June 2016

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Important Information About Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

PFS012, June 2016

What are opioids Opioids are a type of medicine that relieves pain Prescribed opioids include oxycodone hydromorphone hydrocodone codeine methadone propoxyphene and buprenorphine These medications sometimes are called narcotics Doctors may prescribe opioids for people who have had surgery dental w...

June 2016

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Postpartum Sterilization

FAQ052, May 2016

What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization for women is called tubal sterilization In tubal sterilization the fallopian tubes are closed off or removed Tubal sterilization prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the...

May 2016

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

FAQ184, May 2016

What are longacting reversible contraception LARC methods Longacting reversible contraception LARC methods include the intrauterine device IUD and the birth control implant Both methods are highly effective in preventing pregnancy last for several years and are easy to use Both are reversibleif yo...

May 2016

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Sterilization by Laparoscopy

FAQ035, May 2016

What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control It is the most popular form of birth control worldwide Contraception What is sterilization What is the sterilization procedure for womennbsp How is tubal sterilization donenbsp How effective is laparoscopic sterilization in...

May 2016

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Repeated Miscarriages

FAQ100, May 2016

What is recurrent pregnancy loss Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as having two or more miscarriages After three repeated miscarriages a thorough physical exam and testing are recommended Pregnancy What is recurrent pregnancy lossnbsp What is the likelihood of having repeated miscarriagesnbsp W...

May 2016

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A Partner's Guide to Pregnancy

FAQ032, May 2016

Why is it important to be supportive during your partners pregnancy Women who have an involved and supportive partner during pregnancy are more likely to give up harmful behaviors such as smoking and lead healthier lives Babies may be born healthier as well with lower rates of preterm birth and gr...

May 2016

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Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Spermicide, Condom, Sponge, Diaphragm, and Cervical Cap

FAQ022, May 2016

What are barrier methods of birth control Barrier methods of birth control act as barriers to keep the mans sperm from reaching the womans egg Some barrier methods also protect against sexually transmitted infections STIs A few barrier methods spermicide condom and sponge can be bought in most dru...

May 2016

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Exercise During Pregnancy

FAQ119, May 2016

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise but you may need to make a few changes Physical activity does not increase your risk of miscarriage low birth weight or early delivery However it is import...

May 2016

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Obesity and Pregnancy

FAQ182, April 2016

Being overweight is defined as having a body mass index BMI of 25299 Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater Within the general category of obesity there are three levels that reflect the increasing health risks that go along with increasing BMI Lowest risk is a BMI of 30349 Medium ris...

April 2016

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