Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health

What Makes a Pregnancy High-Risk and How to Protect Yourself

Specialty maternity care is lacking across the US and our maternal death rate is rising! Find out how to put together an obstetrics team.

Reproductive Health

Timing Pregnancy: When to Have Another Baby

Pregnancies too close together can harm mom and baby. But what should you do when your age is a factor?

Reproductive Health

After a C-Section: What You Need to Know Before Another Pregnancy

Having a cesarean delivery creates a surprising risk. You can’t prevent it, but you should be aware of it.

Reproductive Health

Marijuana Warning for Pregnant Women

More pregnant women with nausea and vomiting are using marijuana to feel better. But evidence of harm to babies is growing.

Reproductive Health

Considering a Late Shot at Fatherhood? Don’t Toss Your Condoms Just Yet!

A man’s age at his baby’s conception can affect not only baby’s health, but mom’s too.

Reproductive Health

Pregnancy Heart Attacks: How to Protect Yourself

Delaying pregnancy can lead to a greater heart attack risk. These steps should be part of your pre-natal care.

Reproductive Health

Eat Fish to Get Pregnant Faster

For couples trying to get pregnant, the waiting game is tough. Now research shows that if you do this often enough, it boosts the odds of conception…

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Infertility Caused by “Too Good” a Diet and Too Many Vitamins

After failing to get pregnant, this extraordinarily healthy woman reached out for help. Here are the diet and supplement changes that changed her life.

Reproductive Health

Before You See a Fertility Expert

Bottom Line/Health: The fertility business has become a huge business, but before people go running to the fertility specialist, there…

Reproductive Health

Birth Control Pills Harming Your Health?

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Are birth control pills bad for you? Holly Lucille, ND, RN: The short answer is absolutely yes. Obviously,…

Reproductive Health

Better Birth Control for Bigger Women

In May, after I reported that birth control pills are less effective for overweight women, a reader e-mailed me, basically…

Reproductive Health

The Most Dangerous Birth Control Pills

If you’re a woman, you might use an oral contraceptive for birth control…or for another reason, such as heavy periods,…

Reproductive Health

Are You Too Old for Birth Control Pills?

I recently overheard a group of women, obviously friends in their 20s and 30s, talking about birth control pills --…

Reproductive Health

Pain Pills May Be Dangerous During Pregnancy

During my pregnancies (back in the early 90s), there were lots of medications my doctor told me to avoid—but if…

Reproductive Health

Mother’s Flu During Pregnancy Raises Child’s Risk for Bipolar Disorder

When a pregnant woman is told to avoid alcohol, cigarettes, certain medications and even hot tubs—all of which can hurt…