A European manufacturer of emergency contraception pills says they’re not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. Other, more reliable contraception can prevent morning-after uncertainty.
Tylenol has long been the doctors’ recommended choice for mild pain relief during pregnancy. New research indicates heavy use could cause developmental problems in kids, but more study is needed.
Some pregnant women have had concerns about taking the effective yeast infection medication fluconazole. A new study shows they can rest a little easier.
The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are familiar to many women: itching, irritation, and usually a thick white discharge. It’s easy to simply reach for the anti-fungal treatments at the first sign of irritation -- and usually this does do the trick.
For years, doctors defined 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, that range is being divided into different classifications.
Some women find the idea of an elective C-section appealing, but they come along with more risks of complications. Today, C-section rates are leveling out, and that’s good news for moms and their babies.
Mood swings? Sleeplessness? Severe cramps? Don’t suffer in silence. Find out how your doctor can ease your PMS.
It’s easy to self-treat your vaginal itching at the drug store. But what happens when your symptoms don’t go away?
If you have an abnormal Pap smear, a colposcopy is the next step. It’s a quick but important procedure to get a close-up look at the cervix. Learn what you should expect before, during and after the procedure.
Thinking about an IUD method of birth control? It only takes minutes to insert, and then you’re set for years. Find out more about this procedure.