Pregnancy

COVID-19 & Pregnancy

Being pregnant can already be stressful, but it’s even more overwhelming given the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. It’s only natural to have questions about the coronavirus and what it means for your pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know. What is the coronavirus and COVID-19? There are actually […]

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Understanding Ectopic Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most transformative processes a human can go through. Whether it’s the birthing person, partner, or the baby itself.  But creating a human from scratch is hard work, and far from straightforward. With conception, often comes complications. These complications range from frustrating, to annoying, to painful, to heartbreaking, and potentially life-threatening. […]

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Pregnancy with an Abnormally Shaped Uterus

Most of us are familiar with the standard “pear-shaped” uterus, what you may not realize is that like humans, uteruses can also vary in shape and size.  An estimated three percent of female-bodied people are born with some sort of uterine abnormality. Abnormalities can change the size, shape, and/or structure of the organ.  For many, this […]

Pregnancy

Wives Tales and Pregnancy

It’s all great to hear advice during your pregnancy, especially unwelcome advice. I’m sure you’ve been told by one person or another how to live. Am I right? It only gets worse the further along in your pregnancy you are. Someone will want to tell you that you shouldn’t bend, or walk a certain way, […]

Pregnancy

Concerns During Pregnancy

There is nothing more stressful than to have something go wrong during pregnancy. It doesn’t matter if it is your first time being pregnant or your fourth. There are many things to be concerned about during your pregnancy and it is easier when you know what they are. Vaginal bleeding This may also known as […]

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Pregnancy During the Coronavirus Crisis: How Years of Infertility Prepared Me

Apparently, our five years spent simply “trying” were not enough. Nor was the rotating door of supposed home remedies, acclaimed internet cure-alls, stints of experimental sobriety, and the spreadsheets spent tracking every fluctuating bodily function under the moon. The so-called “healing” power of crystals was a wash, as were the different diets I tried. Everything […]

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New Recommendations for Treating Depression During Pregnancy

Depression is common during pregnancy-between 14 percent and 23 percent of pregnant women will experience depressive symptoms while pregnant. In 2003, approximately 13 percent of women took an antidepressant at some time during their pregnancy. A new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), based on an extensive […]

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(27F) My period is 10 days late, I’m on day 43 of my cycle and I’m worried. No chance of pregnancy so why could I be this late? Every month for a year now I’m late by a few days to a week. Help?

I have stopped taking the Pill for 4 years now and my periods were regular, my average cycle was 35 days. I have a history of ovarian cysts and mild endometriosis which was treated by a key hole surgery. Should I call my doctor? I don’t want to seem like I’m being dramatic at a […]