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Most pregnancies last to term, which is at least 37 weeks. Full term is 39 – 40 weeks, but about 12% of babies in the U.S. are born preterm or prematurely. Prematurity can cause many health issues for the child, and it occurs more frequently with women younger than 17 or older than 35. Avoiding …

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Endometriosis is an enigmatic condition that affects approximately 10% of American women during their reproductive years. Unfortunately, there are still many women and men who don’t know what endometriosis is or what to do about it. The best way to begin is by becoming aware of a few essential endometriosis facts. Start at the Beginning: …

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According to the CDC, it is estimated that between 2 to 10 percent of American women will develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. You may think it can’t happen to you because you’ve never experienced diabetes. Unfortunately, that is not the way it works. Get a Screening for Gestational Diabetes It is recommended that all …

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The signs of fibroids can be so sneaky that many women have no idea they are there. In fact, according to the NIH or National Institutes of Health, up to 80% of women have fibroids by age 50 and many don’t realize it. They can be the size of a pea or as large as …

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There are a number of reasons pelvic or uterine pain bothers a woman. Among the 12 potential causes of your uterine pain, some are more worrisome than others. Because the uterus is situated in close proximity to the other organs which comprise the reproductive system, it is often difficult to distinguish the cause of the …

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There is no simple answer to the question how much is too much weight to gain during pregnancy. One should qualify the question for YOU. That number entirely depends on each woman and her weight pre-pregnancy. So, what are the healthy guidelines for you?  It’s All About Where You Start Pre-pregnancy weight normally determines the …
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If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule. Women who have never had trouble falling asleep or …
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What was commonly known as the Sexual Revolution back in the 1960s and early 1970s burst on the scene due to the invention and FDA approval of the birth control pill. That little pill managed to change how the US and the rest of world think about sexual health, and still does today. Originally invented …
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STI vs. UTI and what is the difference between their symptoms is quite a common dilemma. There are some symptoms similar to both a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), so sometimes it may be difficult to to discern which type of infection your symptoms represent. What follows may help you …
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Saying that fibroids are widely misunderstood is an enormous understatement. Since up to 80% of African American women and 60% of Caucasian women have them, and considering how  prevalent they are, misconceptions and myths can lead to one huge confusing muddle for many. Instead of relying on friends or old beliefs, clear these voices from …

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