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What are the risks of using castor oil to induce labor?
Using castor oil to induce labor is growing in popularity. In this article, learn about the risks, the research, and whether or not it actually works. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction
Muscles and other parts of the pelvic floor can weaken or spasm, causing pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn more about this health issue here. (Medical News Today)

Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know
Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about symphysis pubis dysfunction
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) occurs when joint stabilizing ligaments around the pelvic bones become too stretchy and relaxed. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Abortion home remedies: Risks and what to know
Abortion home remedies are rarely safe or effective. In this article, learn about the other options for people looking to end their pregnancy at home. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?
While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss here. (Medical News Today)

Chest pains during pregnancy: What to know
A range of factors can cause chest pain during pregnancy, and some are more serious than others. Here, learn about these issues and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fever during pregnancy
Experiencing a fever during pregnancy can be worrying. Learn about the effects that a fever might have on a pregnant woman and their fetus, as well as when to seek help, here. (Medical News Today)

Flu during pregnancy: What to know
The flu can cause harm during pregnancy. Learn about how to treat it, the symptoms, when to seek help, and about the safety of the flu shot. (Medical News Today)

Folate vs. folic acid: What to know
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both are important for pregnancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion
An abortion is unlikely to affect a woman’s fertility or future pregnancies. Also, it is possible to become pregnant shortly after an abortion. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about HCG pregnancy tests
An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results. (Medical News Today)

Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments. (Medical News Today)

14 myths about pregnancy
Many myths surround pregnancy. In this article, we investigate 14 common pregnancy-related myths and explain the truth behind each of them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bleeding after a Pap smear
Light bleeding after a Pap smear is not uncommon as the test can irritate the cervix. Learn more about why bleeding can occur after a Pap smear here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about salpingectomy
Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. Here, learn about the reasons for this surgery, what to expect, and more. (Medical News Today)

UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, especially during pregnancy. Find out the causes of a UTI in pregnancy, the risks, and tips for treatment and prevention here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nabothian cysts
Nabothian cysts are benign bumps on the cervix. They do not usually cause problems. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about endometrial thickness
Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here. (Medical News Today)

Bloated or pregnant: How to tell
Bloating is a common symptom of pregnancy, but there are many other causes of bloating and other signs of pregnancy. Find out how to tell the difference between being bloated or pregnant here. (Medical News Today)

A guide to female anatomy
Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs. This article looks at female body parts and their functions, and it provides an interactive diagram. (Medical News Today)

Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?
The chances of a pregnancy after a vasectomy are almost zero. However, we look at why pregnancy can still happen. We also explore vasectomy reversal, and a process called sperm aspiration, which may also lead to pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about clear urine
Clear or very pale urine is usually a sign of proper hydration. In this article, learn more about the possible causes of clear urine and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What foods relieve nausea?
Some people may not feel like eating while they are nauseated, but some foods can help settle the stomach and relieve feelings of nausea. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about third trimester weight gain
A woman may gain weight during the third trimester of pregnancy. This is because the fetus is growing and the body is preparing for delivery. Learn more about third trimester weight gain here. (Medical News Today)

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