Tag: pregnancy

Mary Jane Minkin, M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, and a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine. She is a lead author and co-author of articles in numerous peer-reviewed

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Myth: “You will be ecstatic when you get that positive pregnancy test.” Fact: There are many non ecstatic feelings aroused by that positive test. Most couples experience shock and disbelief. As one RESOLVE support group member said, “During eight years of

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Most families have a story about an aunt or a grandmother who was expecting to have a baby of one gender, based on how she was feeling during the pregnancy, how she carried her weight, etc.–and ended up with a baby

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If you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, you may have heard of DHA. But what is DHA? DHA is an acronym for the nutrient docosahexaenoic acid, an Omega-3 fatty acid. (No wonder they abbreviate it.) Today, with people often eating

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Research tells us that the number one reason women and their partners do not seek the advice of a fertility specialist is because of the costs associated with medical treatments, like IVF.* Most insurance plans do not cover the treatment of

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You pee on a stick and then a few minutes later the answer to one of the biggest questions in a woman’s life appears, seemingly almost by magic, in a small window. It reads either “pregnant” or “not pregnant.” But how

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Any woman who has ever taken a pregnancy test can tell you that most of them are not necessarily practical. For starters, it’s pretty easy to miss your mark on those things; they’re pretty small. And when you’re being asked to

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It seems to me that life is full of spectrums.  There are extremes, but most of us lie somewhere in the middle.  When Matthew and I decided to start a family, we wanted to start at the least invasive end of

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Elizabeth Yepez, MD is a board certified ObGyn and Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Yepez has focused much of her career in eliminating racial and socioeconomic health disparities. Much of this is through women’s health

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June is Men’s Health Month. When you’re trying to conceive and it’s not happening as quickly as you thought, you may want to make sure your partner understands his body when it comes to his reproductive health. When infertility strikes, it

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