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Q&A: Is it safe to take medications while breastfeeding?

During pregnancy and lactation, certain medications might not be safe or might not work well. In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters article, two experts discuss knowledge gaps regarding breastfeeding, supplements, and drugs, as well as how we're closing the gap with research. Read more.

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What women need to know about measles and pregnancy

Measles exposure can cause preterm birth or pregnancy loss, and women can't get the vaccine during pregnancy. In this Your Pregnancy Matters article, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses how updated measles guidelines might help women reduce their risk. Read more.

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Texas hospitals must prove pregnancy care expertise or lose Medicaid dollars

A new law is highlighting the importance of maternal health. By Sept. 1, 2020, Texas hospitals that provide pregnancy care are required to prove their expertise in high-risk pregnancy – or lose Medicaid reimbursement. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what the new law means for patients.

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Room for 7 more? My thoughts on group-based prenatal care

Ob/Gyn offices around the U.S. are beginning to offer group prenatal visits. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses the potential benefits and challenges of launching a group-based program. Learn more in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

'The pill' for guys: Male birth control option passes safety tests

A male birth control pill has moved one step closer to reality, but will men actually take a daily oral contraceptive?

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PTSD after pregnancy: When a doctor becomes a patient

Approximately 40 percent of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a complex birth or pregnancy -- even doctors who care for these patients every day. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters article, Shivani Patel, M.D., shares her personal PTSD story and what women need to know.

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Pregnancy and social media: When influencers affect health decisions

Social media influencers are paid to promote certain products, which can be risky to pregnant women. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager, M.D., discusses what pregnant women should know about social media influencer posts and what to do when a product is appealing.

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Can I go to the dentist when I’m pregnant?

Many pregnant women think they have to skip their dental appointments until after their baby comes. The truth is, for most women, routine dental care during pregnancy is safe – and recommended. Ask your dentist these seven questions ahead of time so your appointment goes smoothly.

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Yoga and pregnancy: A safe, effective fitness option for moms-to-be

Yoga has a number of benefits for pregnant women: it can help reduce pain and anxiety and help promote better interpersonal relationships. Learn how yoga can lead to a healthier pregnancy, as well as gentle poses to try.

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Is massage safe during pregnancy?

Body changes during pregnancy can be taxing on the back and legs. While a massage might sound heavenly, pregnant women need to follow certain guidelines to prevent preterm labor or infections.