Other Health & Safety Issues

No doubt you have lots of questions about what's OK and what's not during your pregnancy. Find out exactly what's off limits and how to safely manage health and safety issues while you're expecting.

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I Have to Choose Between a Medically-Necessary Hysterectomy And Having a Second Baby

My Pap test result revealed I had pre-cancerous cells. Now I'm stuck deciding if I should have a second kid on a seriously short timeline—or take a gamble on my health.
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I'm Black, Pregnant, and Afraid of Dying During Birth

Giving birth shouldn't be a life or death situation for black women, but in many cases, it is. And it's about time things change.
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Tips to Prevent Lyme Disease in Pregnancy

Ticks love summer. Here are important things to know about Lyme disease in pregnancy, plus how to protect yourself and your baby.
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Do Black Women Need Doulas More Than Anyone?

'We need to speak the uncomfortable truth that women—and especially black women—are too often not listened to or taken seriously by the health care system, and therefore they are denied the dignity that they deserve,' said California senator and new presidential hopeful Kamala Harris. This may explain the rising popularity of doulas in the black community.
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Miscarriage Bleeding: What Does It Look Like?

Bleeding and spotting can sometimes indicate a pregnancy loss. Here’s what miscarriage bleeding looks like, and how long you can expect it to last. 
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More Other Health & Safety Issues

Top 14 Pregnancy Fears (and Why You Shouldn't Worry)

Doctors share the truth about your biggest pregnancy worries – and why they're not as scary as you think.
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Fever and Chills During Pregnancy

Learn why you may be experiencing these symptoms and what you can do about them.
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Pregnant Woman Fighting Leukemia Finds a Perfect Bone Marrow Match After Making Desperate Plea

Susie Rabaca, a mom of three, made the plea earlier this week, causing more than 50,000 people to sign up for the Be the Match registry.