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Self Care Tips For Women Who Suffer From Fibroids

When you have symptoms from fibroids, the pain and disruption they cause can take over your life. These benign tumors in the uterus affect women in their thirties, forties, and right up to menopause. The pain can be relentless and the excessive bleeding can lead to anemia. It’s not easy when you have a family to care for each day, but try some of these self care tips for women who suffer from fibroids.

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What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test

Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines.

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Effective in Pregnant, Lactating Women, Research Shows

According to a study published Thursday, March 25th in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19COVID-19 Vaccine vaccines are effective in pregnant and lactating women, who can pass protective antibodies to newborns”. In said study, researchers “looked at 131 women who received either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19” and found that “the vaccine-induced antibody levels were equivalent in pregnant and lactating women, compared to non-pregnant women”.

They also found that “the antibody levels were ‘strikingly higher’ than those resulting from coronavirus infection during pregnancy”. The study “also found the mons’ antibodies were present in their umbilical cord blood and breast milk, suggesting they pass on immunity to their babies”.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update from ACOG and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

ACOG and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine are Recommending Pregnant Women Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

ACOG and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine are aware of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to withhold covid-19 vaccineCOVID-19 vaccines from pregnant individuals unless they are at high risk of exposure. ACOG and SMFM continue to stress that both COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who choose to receive the vaccine. ACOG and SMFM’s current guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant patients remains in place. Read the full statement.

Lifestyle Changes To Make For A Healthy Pregnancy

Your dream of having a family if finally coming true. You are a smart and healthy woman, and know clearly what you should avoid during pregnancy like smoking, drinking, and illegal drugs. At the same time, now would be a good time to review some other lifestyle changes to make for a healthy pregnancy.

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