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Want a Healthy Pregnancy? Go Mediterraneanchevron_right
Lentils, eggplant, extra-virgin olive oil. They may not be typical pregnancy cravings, but they should be on your grocery list. In several new studies, researchers suggest a delicious, nutritious way to increase your chances of a healthy delivery: eating a Mediterranean diet.

Mammograms: What to Expect and How to Preparechevron_right
Research has shown that women ages 50 to 59 who get mammograms are about 14% less likely to die of breast cancer than those who don’t get screened.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Tips for Black Motherschevron_right
Every year in the U.S., 50,000 people have something unexpected happen during labor that causes a serious health problem. For Black women, pregnancy is more dangerous. In fact, Black women are 3 times more likely than white women to die of a cause related to being pregnant.

Pelvic Floor Disorders: Common in Women of All Ageschevron_right
They’re not the kind of moments you discuss at the dinner table. But they happen every day to millions of women nationwide.Pelvic floor disorders.

Recovering from Hysterectomy: What You Should Knowchevron_right
Every year, nearly 500,000 women in the U.S. have a hysterectomy, an operation to remove the uterus. It is the most common type of surgery for women after cesarean section. A hysterectomy can help treat conditions such as fibroids, abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis, and cancer.

Know How to Spot Pregnancy Complicationschevron_right
As a mom-to-be, you probably hear a lot about morning sickness. But how much have you heard about hyperemesis gravidarum, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes?

Women, Stay Safe When Taking Prescription Pain Medicinechevron_right
In recent years, the U.S. has experienced a dramatic increase in deaths caused by prescription painkillers. What’s more, overdose deaths among women have risen by more than 400% since 1999, compared with an increase of 265% among men.

What’s Postpartum Depression?chevron_right
Postpartum depression differs from the baby blues in that the symptoms are more severe and last longer. This type of depression affects around 13% of moms.

Pregnant? Take Care of Your Teethchevron_right
Expectant mothers have unique needs when it comes to dental care. Oral health may affect not only a woman’s overall health, but also that of her unborn baby. Here’s what you need to know.