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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 Managing High Blood Pressure High blood pressure also is called hypertension Hypertension can lead to health ...

September 2014

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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children

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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 pregnant for the best protectioneven in the final weeks of pregnancy You and your baby are much more li...

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 sterilization How does tubal occlusion work to prevent pregnancy How effective is female sterilization Does female ster...

August 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 effacement the cervix thins out and dilation the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal La...

July 2014

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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

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What causes cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not s...

July 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 combined hormonal birth control pills the vaginal ring and the skin patch It also can be used by itself in...

July 2014

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

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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...

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 electrosurgical excision procedure LEEP as part of the evaluation or for treatment see the FAQ Cervical Canc...

July 2014

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Ovarian Cysts

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What is an ovarian cyst An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their childbearing years A woman can develop one cyst or many cysts Ovarian cysts can vary in size In most cases cysts are harmless and...

July 2014

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Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching

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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 Gynecologic Problems What is the vulvanbsp When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar symptomsnbsp What will my...

July 2014

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