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Past articles by Sharon:

How to Deal With 'Lightning Crotch' During Pregnancy

If you're dealing with so-called "lightning crotch" pain while you're pregnant, you're in good company. Here's what it means, what causes it and how to find relief. → Read More

Bed Rest During Pregnancy

"Bed rest" is a general term often used when your practitioner wants you to limit your activities during pregnancy. Learn more about bed rest during pregnancy here. → Read More

Fibromyalgia During Pregnancy

Being pregnant with fibromyalgia can be challenging, but it is treatable. Learn more about fibromyalgia during pregnancy and ways to manage it. → Read More

Heart Conditions During Pregnancy

If you have heart disease or other heart condition and you're pregnant, you're probably wondering how the two will affect each other. Here's a guide on how to manage → Read More

Multiple Sclerosis During Pregnancy

If you have MS, you're probably wondering how your condition will affect pregnancy. Here's a guide to multiple sclerosis during pregnancy. → Read More

Maternal Phenylketonuria (PKU) in Pregnancy

If you're pregnant and have maternal PKU, you're probably wondering how it will affect your growing baby. Here's what you need to know about maternal PKU. → Read More

Your Preconception Checkup

A preconception checkup is an appointment scheduled with your health care provider to make sure you're healthy before you get pregnant. Here's what you can expect. → Read More

What Is a Molar Pregnancy? Complete vs. Partial Molar Pregnancy Symptoms

What is a molar pregnancy? How to tell the different between a partial molar pregnancy vs. a complete molar pregnancy, plus molar pregnancy symptoms to know. → Read More

Crohn's Disease During Pregnancy

If you have Crohn's disease, you may be wondering how to manage it during pregnancy and how it might affect your growing baby. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

What Is Velamentous Cord Insertion?

Learn more about a condition known as velamentous cord insertion, including what it means and what pregnancy complications can occur as a result. → Read More

What Is a Cryptic Pregnancy?

What is a cryptic pregnancy? Learn more about cryptic pregnancy, including how and why it happens. → Read More

Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

Can you get pregnant if you have irregular periods? Learn signs of irregular periods and how this condition might affect your chances of getting pregnant here. → Read More

Are You Pregnant at 45?

Learn more about being pregnant at 45, including what to expect in terms of symptoms, risks and prenatal testing. → Read More

What Is Hyperprolactinemia and How Can It Affect Getting Pregnant?

Learn more about hyperprolactinemia, when there's too much prolactin in the blood, including causes, symptoms, treatments and its impact on pregnancy. → Read More

What Is Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM)?

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare heart condition that can appear in the third trimester and postpartum. Learn more about symptoms and treatments. → Read More

Postpartum Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatment & How Long Does It Last?

If you're a new mom suffering from postpartum anxiety, you're not alone. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for, causes and treatments to help you feel like yourself again. → Read More

What Is a Phantom Pregnancy?

A phantom pregnancy may feel like a real pregnancy, but it isn't. Learn more about the signs and causes of this rare phenomenon and how to get treatment. → Read More

5 Benefits of a Sitz Bath After Birth

A sitz bath postpartum can help ease pain in the perineum you'll likely experience after childbirth. Here are the benefits plus step-by-step instructions on how to use a sitz bath. → Read More

Using a Donor Egg to Get Pregnant

If you're considering using a donor egg to get pregnant, here's what you need to know about whether you're a good candidate, what the procedure involves and how much using a donor egg costs. → Read More

Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy and MS Risk in Child

You may have already heard about the reported benefits of getting enough vitamin D during pregnancy, which include everything from reduced risk of severe preeclampsia and preterm birth for you, to stronger muscles and lower allergy risk later of life in your child. And since getting plenty of vitamin D has already been associated with a decreased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adulthood,… → Read More