Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

Part one: What are the common causes of miscarriage?

Part one: What are the common causes of miscarriage?

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Miscarriage is the most common complication in pregnancy, but many people don’t understand why it occurs. Dr. Horsager-Boehrer explains some of the most typical reasons for pregnancy loss.

Treating postpartum depression with complementary or alternative medicine

Treating postpartum depression with complementary or alternative medicine

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Many patients wonder if there are “natural” treatments they can use to manage or prevent postpartum depression. Dr. Harrison looks at existing complementary and alternative medicines and explains the relative benefits, drawbacks, and why these therapies should be approached with caution.

Can the weather impact your pregnancy?

Can the weather impact your pregnancy?

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There are many theories that weather can affect aspects of pregnancy. Dr. Horsager-Boehrer looks at the evidence behind these claims, and provides recommendations for handling extreme weather when pregnant.

Part Two: Assisted reproductive technologies and fetal risk

Part Two: Assisted reproductive technologies and fetal risk

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Assisted reproductive technologies can help women struggling with fertility to conceive. But using ART carries some risks. In part two of this series, Dr. Morgan explains the possible risks to fetuses conceived via ART.

Part One: Assisted reproductive technologies and maternal risk

Part One: Assisted reproductive technologies and maternal risk

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Assisted reproductive technologies can help women struggling with fertility to conceive. But using ART carries some risks. In part one of this two-part series, Dr. Morgan explains the possible risks to women who become pregnant with ART.

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

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Dr. Horsager explains interesting new studies into why older women are at higher risk for giving birth to a child with Down syndrome.

Why belly button pain during pregnancy is still a mystery

Why belly button pain during pregnancy is still a mystery

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Doctors aren’t sure what causes belly button pain during pregnancy, but it’s a fairly common symptom. Dr. Horsager tries to shed light on the phenomenon.

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

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With summer comes increased risk exposure to mosquitos. Here’s what women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant need to know to stay safe this year.

Challenges faced with prenatal ultrasound

Challenges faced with prenatal ultrasound

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Recently, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel shared the moving story of his son’s birth. Dr. Horsager reflects on why an ultrasound didn’t detect his son’s congenital heart defect before birth.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two sets of twins: Christine’s story

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two sets of twins: Christine’s story

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Doctors thought Christine Wright might never be able to have children. Now, she is the proud mother of two sets of twins. Read her inspiring story to start Mother’s Day celebrations off right!