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Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

November 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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The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy

FAQ189, October 2015

What is influenza the flu Influenza the flu is more than a bad cold It usually comes on suddenly Signs and symptoms may include fever headache fatigue muscle aches coughing and sore throat It can lead to complications such as pneumonia Some complications can be lifethreatening Pregnancy What is in...

October 2015

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Having a Baby After Age 35

FAQ060, September 2015

Why is there a concern about having a child later in life Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge Also having a child later in life has certain risks These risks may affect a womans health as well as her babys health Pregnancy Why is there a concern about having a child later ...

September 2015

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

Pregnancy Periods Sexuality and Relationships 10 Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend 11 Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful 12 Talk about lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT topics 13 Think things through before you have sex for the first time 14...

March 2015

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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care

FAQ056, March 2015

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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Genetic Disorders

FAQ094, April 2014

What are genes A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a persons physical makeup or a process in the body Genes come in pairs Pregnancy What are genesnbsp What are chromosomesnbsp What determines my babyrsquos sexnbsp What causes genetic disordersnbsp...

April 2014

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Preconception Carrier Screening

FAQ179, August 2012

What is preconception carrier screening Preconception carrier screening is screening that you can have before becoming pregnant to help predict your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder Pregnancy What is preconception carrier screeningnbsp What is a carrier How is carrier screening do...

August 2012

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A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes

FAQ176, December 2011

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 bodys cells where it can be turned into energy see the FAQ Diabetes and Women Pregnancy health care providers often call diabetes that is present...

December 2011

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