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Vasectomy Requests Peak During March Madness

Tags: fertility, pregnancy, sex, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate.

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Pregnant? Find the Best Fit for Your Birth Plan

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Expectant mother recommends researching all options to find a setting that fits your birth plan. After considering a home birth, she chose a hospital that supported her plan for a water birth with a midwife attending.

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Morning-After Pill: Your Weight Plays a Role

Tags: birth control, contraception, IUDs, obesity, pregnancy, sex

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.

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What Not to Eat When You’re Pregnant (Infographic)

Tags: childbirth, healthy diet, infographic, pregnancy

If you’ve got baby brain, remembering what not to eat as a momma-to-be can be tough. “Which fish can I eat? And should I avoid all soft cheeses?” No worries. Get all your answers in this easy-to-understand cheat sheet.

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Heart Disease and Pregnancy: An Uneasy Mix

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, pregnancy, risk factors

Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.

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Are You Pregnant? Avoid Heavy Acetaminophen Use

Tags: acetaminophen, fevers, miscarriage, pregnancy, pregnant

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.

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Stretch Marks: Hold the Cocoa Butter

Tags: lotions, pregnancy, skin care, stretch marks

Although stretch marks can’t be prevented, there are many treatments available to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and most fade over time.

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5 Ways Obesity Affects Your Fertility

Tags: fertility, infertility, obesity, pregnancy, women's health

To become pregnant, a healthy weight matters. Obesity has a number of different effects on your fertility—as well as your partner’s.

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Yeast Infection Drug OK During Pregnancy (Video)

Tags: child safety, pregnancy, pregnant, vaginal discharge, video, yeast infection

Some pregnant women have had concerns about taking the effective yeast infection medication fluconazole. A new study shows they can rest a little easier.

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Fertility Drugs Tied to Multiple Births (Video)

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A study links the use of fertility treatments and an increased rate of multiple births — but a decline in the number of triplets and other high-order births when using in vitro fertilization (IVF).