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What to expect from a Pap smear

A Pap smear or Pap test is designed to check for abnormal cells in the cervix, the opening of the uterus. Pap smears are important because they can detect cervical...

Gonorrhea symptoms

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases out there, especially among teenagers. Would your body signal there was something wrong if you did have gonorrhea? What are...

Should you get a flu shot in pregnancy?

Do you normally get a flu shot? Are you pregnant and wondering if you should be getting the flu shot because you are pregnant? Deciding whether or not to get...

Hip dysplasia in infants

Has your baby been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)? You may never have heard about this problem before and will be wondering...

Cycle after breastfeeding

Are you a nursing mom who is curious what her menstrual cycles will be like after weaning? No matter whether you breastfeed for a few months or a few years...

Can you conceive naturally with uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyoma or myoma of the uterus, are the most common form of non-cancerous uterine growths. They can be really small or rather big. Although uterine fibroids...

Breastfeeding and antidepressants

Are you suffering from postpartum depression (PPD), or have you been taking antidepressants for a long while, and need them to function? In both cases, breastfeeding mothers often meet with...

Oral thrush and your newborn

Thrush is a yeast infection, caused by candida albicans. Oral thrush is very common in newborns, who can get it from a reaction to antibiotics or through their mother, if...

Is cosleeping with your newborn safe?

Up until fairly recently, the "family bed" with parents and children sharing sleep in the same large bed was the norm. In some cultures, like in India, this is still...