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.

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.

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.

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 Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. This may explain the rising popularity of doulas in the Black community.

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. 

More Other Health & Safety Issues

Diagnosed During Pregnancy, This Mom Shares Her Story: 'I Knew We Could Lose Both Babies'

For Gina Acevedo's unborn twins—who suffered from Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome—the only shot at survival was a risky surgery, in-utero. 

Kate Middleton's Severe Morning Sickness Made Her Miss George's First Day of School

The Duchess of Cambridge had to skip her son's first day of school due to a royal case of hyperemesis gravidarum.