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Cesarean Birth (Spanish)
Most babies enter the world through the birth canal (vagina). However, in about one third of cases, a baby is born by cesarean delivery. This means the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.
Domestic Violence (Spanish)
Domestic, or intimate partner, violence may be one of America's most widespread health problems—and yet one of the least reported. It is of special concern to women because most abuse victims are female
HIV and Pregnancy (Spanish)
If you are pregnant and are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus can be passed to your fetus.
How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (Spanish)
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are spread by sexual contact.
How to Tell When Labor Begins (Spanish)
Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. The average length of pregnancy is 280 days, or 40 weeks. However, there is no way to know exactly when you will go into labor.
Hysterectomy (Spanish)
Hysterectomy is a way of treating problems that affect the uterus. Many conditions can be cured with hysterectomy.
Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems (Spanish)
Most breast problems are minor, but some can be serious. The most serious, breast cancer, is a leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
Marijuana and Pregnancy (Spanish)
Marijuana use among pregnant women is a growing problem. Roughly one half of women who use marijuana before pregnancy continue to use it during pregnancy.
The Menopause Years (Spanish)
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops having menstrual periods. The years leading up to this point are called perimenopause, or “around menopause.”
Nutrition During Pregnancy (Spanish)
Healthy eating is important during pregnancy. Good nutrition is needed to meet the added demands on your body as well as those of your growing baby.
Osteoporosis (Spanish)
Bones go through a constant state of loss and regrowth. As a person ages, more bone loss than bone growth occurs. This can lead to a condition called osteoporosis.
Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests (Spanish)
Screening tests can give information about a pregnant woman's risk of having a baby with certain birth defects or genetic conditions.
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