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07.08.2018 - What to expect at 5 days past ovulation (DPO)

Many women are not aware that they are pregnant until they have missed a period. However, some may notice signs and symptoms earlier than this, possibly as early as 5 days past ovulation (DPO). In this article, we discuss what is happening at 5 DPO, what to expect, and when to take a pregnancy test. read more

06.08.2018 - Is postpartum gas normal?

It is common for a person to experience increased flatulence, or postpartum gas, after giving birth. For most people, the gas will eventually go away on its own. Possible causes of postpartum gas include a pelvic floor injury, constipation, diet and lifestyle factors, and inflammatory bowel disease. Learn more here. read more

03.08.2018 - What to know about a chemical pregnancy

A chemical pregnancy results in very early pregnancy loss, usually in the first few weeks. During a chemical pregnancy, hCG levels are elevated enough to produce a positive result on a pregnancy test, but they dip down again before a doctor can confirm the pregnancy. Learn more about the signs and symptoms here. read more

02.08.2018 - Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding? We explain how much alcohol enters breast milk and how long it takes for alcohol to metabolize out of the milk. Learn the recommendations and how to drink while breast-feeding without harming your baby. read more

02.08.2018 - 14 possible causes for irregular periods

There are many possible causes for irregular periods. You should always talk to your doctor if your period is irregular so that they can rule out underlying medical conditions or more serious causes. Here are fourteen possible causes, plus additional symptoms you may experience. read more

01.08.2018 - What are the side effects of an IUD?

An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device that doctors place inside the uterus as a form of birth control. Many people experience IUD side effects, especially in the first few weeks to months following insertion. Side effects may include bleeding, cramps, and tender breasts. Learn more in this article. read more

31.07.2018 - What are the miscarriage rates by week?

Most pregnancies end with a healthy birth, even if the mother has a history of or has risk factors for a pregnancy loss. Miscarriage rates by week are averages and cannot take a woman's individual health or risk factors into account. The chance of a miscarriage is drastically reduced after the first trimester. read more