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Obstetrics (INACTIVE)

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  • Delivering dual benefits

    Sandra Andrade lay in her hospital bed, overcome with anxiety about her newborn son. All through her pregnancy, she had worried. The placenta was blocking her birth canal and growing into other organs. She knew she needed a Cesarean: If she went into...
  • 'The pill': 50 years after

    'The pill': 50 years after
    It was supposed to make every child a wanted child, give women control over their bodies and grant couples worry-free sex. Such were the aspirations of health professionals worldwide when the medication now known simply as "the pill" arrived on the...
  • H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women

    H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women
    As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot. Past influenza pandemics have proved that...
  • Multiple births, multiple risks

    Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs. The two...
  • Fertility supplements may help some women conceive

    Fertility supplements may help some women conceive
    Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way. Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax,...
  • Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests

    Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests
    Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
  • Teens and the morning after pill

    Teens and the morning after pill
    Two weeks ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-olds to buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B without a prescription and to consider allowing such purchases by younger girls as well. Previously, the...
  • Early-pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Gestational Diabetes

    Early-pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    Women have long been told that gaining weight before becoming pregnant or being overweight at the start of pregnancy puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes. But a new study finds that the first trimester is the most crucial time for weight gain...
  • Well, the plastic surgeon recommended arnica

    Well, the plastic surgeon recommended arnica
    I never actually intended to harm anyone. Honestly. In fact, I think the waiter is to blame. I was dining at a restaurant with my sister when the waiter casually asked if I was enjoying the evening with my daughter. I tried to shrug off the comment but...
  • Pregnancy myths

    Pregnancy myths
    Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers: "Are you going to have an epidural or go natural? "You're not drinking alcohol, are you?" "Have you tried ginger for...
  • Does this birth control pill make me look fat?

    Does this birth control pill make me look fat?
    Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...