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What are the Most Common Pregnancy Complications and Risk Factors?

Most pregnancies occur without complications. However, some women will experience complications involving their health, their baby’s health, or both. Before becoming pregnant, diseases or conditions the mother had can sometimes lead to complications, but most are...

Three Steps to Prevent Diabetes

What is diabetes? Who does it affect? And how can you prevent diabetes? Let’s find out! Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans and is the seventh leading cause of death. Prevention is the key to slowing the onset of and overcoming diabetes. What is Diabetes?...

Preterm Labor and Premature Babies: Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

Premature birth—babies born before 37 weeks—is a complicated problem with no single solution. About 380,000 babies are born prematurely annually in the U.S.  Premature babies may face long-term health problems. Even women without risk factors can still have preterm...

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