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Your 10 Most Pressing Fertility Questions – Answered!

Curious about fertility? Learn how long to keep “trying” before making an appointment, which fertility tests are right for you, and more answers to your most pressing fertility questions! Reproductive medicine continues to progress as fertility treatments become more and more common, but for patients who struggle to conceive, the experience can still feel alienating. When fertility is an issue and emotions are high, misinformation is especially harmful. Take a look at these answers to the top eight questions about fertility to help you ignore the myths and focus on the facts.

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5 Pregnancy Myths Exposed by Your Obstetrician

Research in the obstetrics field can put certain pregnancy myths to rest once and for all. Something about being pregnant seems to draw unsolicited advice and stories. Friends, family, and even total strangers stop to congratulate you and give you their advice on how to best navigate this life-changing event.

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How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy—and How To Treat Them When You Can’t

Weight gain, along with the natural stretch of your baby growing, can cause tears in your skin called stretch marks. 90% of women get stretch marks after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, your belly expands, stretching the skin taught, which can lead to stretch marks in areas like your abdomen, back, and thighs. Learn how to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy with the following four tips. If you are not able to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy completely, these tips will also help speed up the healing process.

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The Best Ways to Avoid Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can occur in women with no previous medical history of diabetes, and often disappears after you give birth. You can take precautions to help avoid developing gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects as many as 9.2% of all pregnant women. While gestational diabetes poses a risk to mother and child, it is not as threatening as Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and typically goes away after pregnancy. With the proper diet, mindfulness, and medical attention, you can manage gestational diabetes to reduce the risks it poses.

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