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    Are sagging breasts inevitable after breast-feeding?

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    Research has shown that breast-feeding doesn't negatively affect breast shape or volume. During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get

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    What causes a low milk supply during breast-feeding?

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    Various factors can cause a low milk supply during breast-feeding, such as waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an

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    Sex after pregnancy?

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    Sex after pregnancy happens. Honestly. First, however, vaginal soreness and sheer exhaustion are likely to take a toll. Whether you're in the mood or sexual

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    Breast milk sharing: How does it work?

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    Much to the chagrin of those who struggle to make enough breast milk, some women easily produce enough to feed quadruplets. With freezers full of

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    Could birth control pills help clear up acne for women?

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    Yes, birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can improve acne in women. Though typically safe and effective, birth control pills for acne (combination estrogen-progestin pills) aren't for

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    Home birth: Know the pros and cons

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    If you're considering a planned home birth, you probably have questions. Is it safe? Will you need a midwife or doula? How do you create

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    Healthy sperm: Improving your fertility

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    Do your sperm pass muster? If you and your partner are planning a pregnancy, you might be wondering about the health of your sperm. Start by

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    Sex after pregnancy: Set your own timeline

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    Sex after pregnancy happens. Honestly. First, however, vaginal soreness and sheer exhaustion are likely to take a toll. Whether you're in the mood or sexual

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    Choosing a birth control pill

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    If you're considering taking birth control pills, you're not alone. Birth control pills are some of the most popular contraceptives. And for good reasons —

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    Episiotomy: When it's needed, when it's not

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    An episiotomy is an incision made in the perineum — the tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus — during childbirth. Although an episiotomy

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    Pregnancy after 35: Healthy moms, healthy babies

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    If you're older than age 35 and hoping to get pregnant, you're in good company. Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and

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