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Health News - Pregnancy

What are the benefits of belly bands and belts?
Maternity support garments include belly bands, belly belts, and maternity cradles. Learn more about the benefits and limitations of these products here. (Medical News Today)

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here. (Medical News Today)

Fertility drugs for women: What to know
Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

What to know about laparoscopy for infertility
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure doctors use to diagnose a variety of conditions, including some that can cause infertility. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cervical mucus and fertile discharge
Recognizing changes in cervical mucus can help a person identify when in their cycle they are most fertile. Learn about fertile discharge, and what it looks like, in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about endometriosis and infertility
Endometriosis causes tissue similar to the uterine lining to grow elsewhere in the body. People with endometriosis may be more likely to experience infertility. In this article, learn about the link between endometriosis and fertility issues, as well as what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?
A fever and accompanying symptoms can signal the beginning of pregnancy. Here, learn how pregnancy-related changes can cause these symptoms. Also, learn about other early signs of pregnancy and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?
Changes in the body during pregnancy may result in difficulty sleeping. Insomnia during early pregnancy can occur because of hormonal changes and existing difficulty sleeping. Treatment includes improving sleep hygiene and increasing physical activity. Learn more about insomnia during early pregnancy here. (Medical News Today)

What do different colors of discharge mean in pregnancy?
Normal discharge during pregnancy is clear or white and is known as leukorrhea. Other colors of discharge may indicate yeast infections, a sexually transmitted infection, or more serious issues needing medical attention. Here, learn what the various colors of vaginal discharge mean during pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Acupressure for inducing labor: What to know
Some people use acupressure to help induce labor, but is it effective? In this article, we discuss four acupressure points to try and look at the research behind the claims. (Medical News Today)

How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study. (Medical News Today)

What to know about subchorionic bleeding
Subchorionic bleeding, or a subchorionic hemorrhage, occurs when blood collects between the uterus and the gestational membranes during pregnancy. It usually resolves without medical treatment but may increase a person's risk for some pregnancy complications. Learn more about the causes and symptoms in this article. (Medical News Today)

First period after having a baby: What to expect
Many women wonder what to expect from their first postpartum period, as well as when to expect it. In this article, learn about the first period after having a baby, including how to tell the difference between lochia and a period, and when to resume birth control. (Medical News Today)

How soon can you get pregnant after giving birth?
While it is unlikely, a woman can get pregnant before the first postpartum period. In this article, learn more about how soon a woman can get pregnant after having a baby, how long doctors recommend waiting, and about the possible risks of pregnancies that are too close together. (Medical News Today)

What are the risks of having too much amniotic fluid?
Having too much amniotic fluid during pregnancy can result in an early or difficult delivery. It can also increase the risk to the baby. A doctor may resolve the issue by removing some of the excess fluid, or they may recommend medications that have the same effect. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Which is the best IUD for me?
The best IUD for each person depends on many factors. People can choose between hormonal IUDs, which include Mirena and Kyleena, and nonhormonal IUDs, such as ParaGard. In this article, we take a look at the benefits and risks of different types of IUD. (Medical News Today)

How to speed up recovery from a cesarean delivery
Women may take longer to recover from a cesarean delivery, or C-section, compared with a vaginal birth. In this article, we look at what to expect in the days, weeks, and months after cesarean delivery, and we provide tips to help people recover faster. (Medical News Today)

Can evening primrose oil help induce labor?
Evening primrose oil is a popular natural remedy, and many people believe it can help to induce labor. But does it work, and is it safe? Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for relieving gas during pregnancy
Many women experience an increased amount of gas during pregnancy. Home remedies, such as drinking plenty of fluids, eating more fiber, and exercising regularly, can help reduce gas and relieve discomfort. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Should you take a pregnancy test? 10 signs
Nausea, a missed period, and breast changes are all common early signs of pregnancy. Learn more about these and other signs that you should take a pregnancy test. (Medical News Today)

How to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms
Many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and early pregnancy are similar, such as mood changes, breast tenderness, and fatigue. However, other symptoms are specific to pregnancy. Learn to tell the difference here. (Medical News Today)

Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position. (Medical News Today)

Safest condoms and methods of use
Most condom brands are safe, but people should still check the labels to make sure they are effective against pregnancy and STIs. Novelty and natural condoms may not be as safe as others. Male and female condoms have slightly different safety levels. In this article, we look at the safest condoms and how to use them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy
Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare shortly after childbirth. In this article, learn how rheumatoid arthritis affects pregnancy, including the possible risks and impact on symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?
Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives. (Medical News Today)

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