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What happens during a D&C?

A D&C is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women. A D&C is a generally performed to diagnose a condition. Having a D&C performed gives women more information and treatment options. Many years ago, when a woman was suffering with uterine conditions, the most common treatment was a hysterectomy or removing the uterus. A D&C is also performed frequently after a woman has a miscarriage. Many times after a pregnancy loss, the uterus does not completely empty. This puts a woman in danger of severe infection and future infertility.
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Miscarriage Symptoms

  A miscarriage can be an emotionally crushing experience for a woman to deal with no matter how early it takes place. According to the ACOG about 15% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage.
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Pregnancy After 35: What Older Moms Want to Know About Pregnancy

As a woman gets older her risks for certain genetic disorders and pregnancy complications increase and fertility in general declines. Keep in mind that the age 35 is not a line in the sand for fertility or pregnancy complications. But the biological clock, so to speak, starts ticking for a lot of women at around the age of 35.
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Ectopic Pregnancy: Ten Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

An ectopic pregnancy, sometimes called a tubal pregnancy, happens when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube but other places where an ectopic can implant are the abdominal cavity, ovary or cervix. Ectopic pregnancies are sometimes difficult to diagnose.
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Dizziness During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is common for a woman to feel dizzy. Some causes of dizziness are laying flat on your back, not eating enough, anemia, orthostatic hypertension, and fatigue. 
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Danger Signs in Pregnancy

Below are a list of signs and symptoms you should be aware of during pregnancy.  Should you experience any of these you should consult with your health care provider for further advice. 
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Breech Baby - What Can You do if Your Baby is Breech

According to the American Pregnancy Association, every 1 out of 25 full-term births end up being a breech birth. As a woman’s due date approaches, many babies become settled head down in a woman’s pelvis. When a baby is in any position besides head down, this is called a breech presentation.
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Pregnancy Changes You May Not Expect

By Nancy Da Silva

When you first learn that you’re pregnant, you’ve probably had enough experience being around pregnant women in your family or seen them around that you know what’s coming. Mood swings, stretch marks, bizarre cravings and let’s not forget, the pain of childbirth.
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Help I am Pregnant and an Addict

  There are a lot of resources on the internet, in books, and from the medical community on the dangers of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. However, there is not very much quality information on what you should do if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and are pregnant. The simple answer is you need to quit. With all the treatment programs available; AA, treatment facilities, therapy, self-control, etc., why wouldn't a women be able to get help?
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Male Fertility: What He Needs To Know

By Nancy Da Silva

Historically the shame of being unable to have children was solely placed on the woman's shoulders. People, doctors included, couldn't possibly fathom that the fault for not being able to pro-create could belong to the male. Men were, by their very conquering nature, supposedly fertile creatures.
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