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Endometrial Ablation

What is endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus. Menstrual bleeding does not stop but is reduced to normal or lighter levels. If ablation does not control heavy

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. Almost all ectopic pregnancies—more than 90%—occur in a fallopian tube. As the pregnancy grows, it can cause the tube to burst (rupture).

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Obesity During Pregnancy

Does obesity during pregnancy put me at risk of any health problems? Obesity during pregnancy puts you at risk of several serious health problems: Gestational hypertension—High blood pressure that starts during the second half of

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Amenorrhea: Absence of Periods

What is Amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods. There are two types of amenorrhea: Primary amenorrhea—This is when a girl does not get her first period by age 15. Secondary amenorrhea—This is when a woman who

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Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests

What is prenatal genetic testing? Prenatal genetic screening tests gives parents-to-be information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders. What are genetic disorders? Genetic disorders are caused by changes in a person’s genes or chromosomes. Aneuploidy is a condition in which there

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Exercise During Pregnancy

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy? If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, it is safe to continue or start regular physical activity. Physical activity does not increase your risk of miscarriage,

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