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Hormonal birth control and smoking

Are you looking into birth control methods? The birth control pill, NuvaRing, or other hormonal contraceptives are the obvious choice for many women who want to prevent pregnancy. But you...

How to find a VBAC provider

Vaginal birth after cesarean section, or the slightly more conservative equivalent "trial of labor after cesarean" is still, for some reason, a controversial practice. Only a small percentage of obstetricians...

Sex after an episiotomy

An episiotomy is a surgical cut made between the vagina and rectum, to increase the size of the opening. They are carried out to prevent vaginal tears and to make...

Can you get a tattoo while pregnant?

Are you considering getting a tattoo, but are also expecting a baby? Most women avoid getting inked while they are pregnant but why is that so? Is waiting until after...

Gardasil deaths - is the HPV vaccine really safe?

Gardasil is a relatively new vaccine, nicknamed the "cervical cancer vaccine" because it aims to prevent cervical cancer caused by strains of the human papillomavirus (strains 16 and 18), as...

Until what age can women conceive naturally?

Until what age can women conceive naturally? As long as a woman still ovulates and menstruates that is, until she goes into the menopause she has a chance of getting...

Can you have sex during lochia?

Ask your obstetrician/gynecologist when you can have sex after giving birth, and you will most likely be told to wait until after your postpartum bleeding (lochia) stops. But, why are...

Europe: WHO issues measles warning

Measles used to be a childhood disease everyone got it is usually unpleasant but mild, but measles can be fatal in some cases. Now that measles is a disease that...