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A Fathers Guide to Pregnancy

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How long does pregnancy last? Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, which is equal to 9 months. The 9 months of pregnancy are divided into three 3-month periods called trimesters. Pregnancy How lon...

April 2013

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A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes

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What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus (also called "diabetes") is caused by a problem with insulin. Insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into the body's cells where it can be turned int...

December 2011

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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What is abnormal uterine bleeding? Bleeding in any of the following situations is abnormal: • Bleeding between periods • Bleeding after sex • Spotting anytime in the menstrual cycle • Bleeding h...

December 2012

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Alcohol and Women

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What is at-risk drinking? For women, at-risk drinking means drinking more than seven drinks in 1 week. At-risk drinking also includes binge drinking, which for women means drinking more than three d...

August 2011

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

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What are barrier methods? Barrier methods of birth control are physical or chemical barriers that prevent sperm from passing through the woman's cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes to fertili...

July 2014

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Benign Breast Problems and Conditions

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What is breast tissue made of? Your breasts are made up of glands, fat, and fibrous tissue. Each breast has 15–20 sections called lobes. Each lobe has many smaller lobules. The lobules end in dozens...

November 2012

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Birth Control - Especially for Teens

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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 us...

December 2013

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

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What can cause bleeding during pregnancy? Vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy can have many causes. Some are serious and some are not. Bleeding may occur early or late in pregnancy. Many...

August 2011

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Bowel Control Problems

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What are bowel control problems? Bowel control problems refer to loss of normal control of the bowels that leads to leakage of solid or liquid stool (feces) or gas. These problems also are called fe...

August 2011

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