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  • Beware of Flu In Pregnancy

    Beware of Flu In Pregnancy

    Is the flu especially dangerous for pregnant women? Yes. Your immune system is weaker when you’re pregnant, so you’re more vulnerable to illness in general. And the flu can get serious very quickly during pregnancy and be complicated by infections such as pneumonia. Pregnant women with the flu also have a greater chance of serious

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  • FAQ: IUDs and Other Forms of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    FAQ: IUDs and Other Forms of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    FAQ: IUDs and Other Forms of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Q: What methods fall into the category of LARCs, and how effective are these methods in comparison with other forms of birth control? A: LARC methods include IUDs, which are small, T-shaped plastic devices that are inserted into the uterus through the cervix; and the contraceptive implant

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  • What to Do if Your Genetic Test Results Are Positive?

    What to Do if Your Genetic Test Results Are Positive?

    What to Do if Your Genetic Test Results Are Positive? If you test positive for an abnormal BRCA1, BRCA2, or PALB2 gene and you have never had breast cancer, you now know that you are at much higher-than-average risk of developing it over the course of your lifetime. The average lifetime risk of breast cancer for women is about 12%

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  • HYSTERO SALPINGO CONTRAST SONOGRAPHY (HYCOSY)

    HYSTERO SALPINGO CONTRAST SONOGRAPHY (HYCOSY)

    WHAT IS A HYCOSY PROCEDURE? Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (usually shortened to HyCoSy) is a simple and well-tolerated outpatient ultrasound procedure used to assess the patency of the fallopian tubes, as well as detect abnormalities of the uterus and endometrium. The test requires the use of a contrast agent to visualise the patency of the fallopian tubes. Many

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  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels discovered during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is the result of hormonal changes that occur in all women during pregnancy. Increased levels of certain hormones made in the placenta (the organ that connects the baby by the umbilical cord to the uterus and transfers

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