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  1. Pregnancy and Heartburn

    WebMD explains heartburn, a common pregnancy complaint.

  2. Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control - Topic Overview

    If you are planning to become pregnant,it is ideal to have a full menstrual cycle before you try to conceive. The amount of time it takes for a woman's full fertility to return after stopping birth control varies for each woman and depends on the birth control method she is using. Your ability to get pregnant gradually decreases as you age,starting at age 25. Poor health and irregular ...

  3. Genetic Testing: Ethical, Legal, and Religious Issues - Topic Overview

    The decision to have genetic tests may involve consideration of ethical,legal,and religious issues. The discovery of a genetic disease may have legal implications. But the discovery of a genetic disease that is not causing symptoms now (such as breast cancer or Huntington's disease ) should not affect your future ability to gain employment or health insurance coverage. A law in the United ...

  4. Should I Eat My Placenta?

    In some cultures it's not uncommon for a woman to eat the placenta after giving birth. Is there any validity to the arguments that claim doing so has benefits? WebMD explores the science.

  5. Your Guide to Prenatal Testing

    What to expect from ultrasounds, blood tests, and other prenatal exams.

  6. The Basics of Water Birth

    WebMD explains the water birth process, including benefits of water birth, preparing for water birth, and possible risks of water birth.

  7. What It Costs to Have and Raise a Baby

    Your little bundle of joy can cost a bundle. Here's some idea of what to expect.

  8. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pregnancy

    WebMD offers a list of 10 key questions to ask your doctor about pregnancy.

  9. Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 1-4

    Learn about your baby's development from conception through the first four weeks of your pregnancy in WebMD's Pregnancy Week by Week guide.

  10. Pregnancy Massage

    What's involved in pregnancy massage? Could prenatal massage help you? Find out more from the experts at WebMD.

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