Ovulation Signs: When Is Conception Most Likely?

What ovulation signs can I look out for if I’m hoping to conceive? Answer From Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D. Understanding when you’re ovulating—and having sex regularly five days before and on the day of ovulation—can improve the odds of conceiving. Ovulation is the process in which a mature egg is released from the ovary. Those […]


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Sick Baby? When to Seek Medical Attention

When you have a baby, occasional infections and fevers are inevitable. But even parents who have experience with sick babies can have trouble distinguishing normal fussiness and mild illnesses from serious problems. Here’s when to contact the doctor—and when to seek emergency care—for a sick baby. When to contact your baby’s doctor An occasional illness […]


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Newborn Sleep: Should I Wake My Baby for Feedings?

Should I wake my newborn for feedings? Answer From Elizabeth LaFleur, R.N. Whether you should wake a sleeping newborn for feedings depends on the baby’s age, weight, and overall health. Most newborns lose weight in the first few days after birth. Until your newborn regains this lost weight—usually within one week after birth—it’s important to […]


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What Is Choriocarcinoma? My Healthy Pregnancy Gave Me Cancer

My son was just 12 weeks old when the first pregnancy test came back positive. So did the second one. And the third. And the blood test. “I really don’t think I’m pregnant,” I told my doctor. I’d chosen him for his laid-back vibes and sense of humor, which I loved during my labor and […]


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Pregnancy After Miscarriage: Why I Can’t Shake the Fear of Another Pregnancy Loss

I’m eight months pregnant, and it can be a terrifying thing for me to speak openly about. I find it therapeutic to write about it, oddly, but talking it about it casually with loved ones still isn’t easy. I even have family members and friends whom I don’t see regularly who still don’t know, even […]


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Falling During Pregnancy: Reason to Worry?

I’m pregnant and recently fell. Should I be worried? Answer From Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D. Falling during pregnancy can make you panic. But your body is designed to protect your developing baby during pregnancy. Any injury would have to be severe enough to seriously hurt you before it would directly harm your baby. The walls […]


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Antipsychotics and Pregnancy: What to Know

Deciding to have a baby (or another one) is a big step for anyone. But, if you also happen to take antipsychotics for a mental health issue like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, that may cause additional questions: Can your medications impact your fertility? Is it safe to be on those medications during your pregnancy? Is […]


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What Jessica Simpson—and Every Other Pregnant Person—Should Know About Swollen Feet

Of all the amazing and (sometimes) unsettling ways your body changes during pregnancy, your feet swelling for apparently no reason may be one of the more alarming. And it appears Jessica Simpson, who is pregnant with her third child, is not immune. In a post of a particularly swollen left foot on Instagram this week, […]


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Remy Ma Is Recovering From a Blood Transfusion After Giving Birth

When you give birth in a hospital, you usually assume that, once you’re done, you won’t have to go back anytime soon. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for Remy Ma. The rapper had to go back to the hospital on Tuesday after giving birth to her daughter over the weekend, her publicist told Page Six. […]


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