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Sex after having a baby - what if it hurts?

You might have been very eager to be intimate with your partner again after giving birth, having only barely had the patience to wait out the time until your six-week...

What is an ovarian dermoid cyst?

An ovarian teratoma a type of germ cell tumor meaning tumors that start out in egg cells and sperm cells. Teratoma can be cancerous (in the case of immature teratoma)...

Can you get pertussis after being vaccinated?

Whooping cough is a highly infectious, unpleasant, and often dangerous respiratory disease that most people aim to avoid by vaccinating against it. Children under seven years of age can receive...

FDA: hCG weight loss products illegal and dangerous

Have you ever heard about the idea that a pregnancy hormone, hCG, can help you lose weight? Such "diets" have become quite the fad recently, and besides hCG injections, "homeopathic" hCG...

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...