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Travel During Pregnancy

FAQ055, February 2016

When is the best time to travel during pregnancy The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancybetween weeks 14 and 28 Most common pregnancy emergencies usually happen in the first and third trimesters After 28 weeks it may be harder for you to move around or sit for a long time ...

February 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening (Infographic)

PFSI009 Your obgyn or other health care professional takes a sample of cervical cells and sends them to a lab for testing For a Pap test the sample is tested to see if abnormal cells are present For an HPV test the sample is tested for infection with HPV types linked to cancer If you are younger t...

February 2016

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Assisted Vaginal Delivery

FAQ192, February 2016

What is assisted vaginal delivery Assisted vaginal delivery is vaginal delivery of a baby performed with the help of forceps or a vacuum device It sometimes is called operative vaginal delivery Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is assisted vaginal delivery How common is assisted vaginal deli...

February 2016

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Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

FAQ071, February 2016

What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis are sexually transmitted infections STIs These three STIs can cause serious longterm problems if they are not treated especially for teenagers and young women Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis W...

February 2016

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Cervical Cancer Screening

FAQ085, February 2016

What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina Screening includes cervical cytology also called the Pap test or Pap smear and fo...

February 2016

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

FAQ133, January 2016

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 complications for you and your fetus Pregnancy Why are tests done during pregnancynbsp What tests are done early...

January 2016

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Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

FAQ187, January 2016

What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for a virus called human papillomavirus HPV see FAQ085 Cervical Cancer Screening Gynecologic ...

January 2016

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

FAQ115, January 2016

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 What causes back pain during pregnancy How do my back muscles become strained during pregnancy How can weakened abd...

January 2016

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Cervical Cancer

FAQ163, December 2015

What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

December 2015

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Birth Control (Especially for Teens)

FAQ112, December 2015

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 use Whether you need a prescription to get it Whether it protects against sexually transmitted infections S...

December 2015

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