Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

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Birth Control Myths, Part 3: Fertility Awareness, Timing, and Extended-Cycle Use

See Part 1 and Part 2! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to medical advice or medical treatment. As always, your Primary Care Provider, a doctor, or another health professional is your best resource for specific questions and medical advice. If…

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Birth Control Myths, Part 1: Risks for Infertility, Weight Gain, Cancer; and The Migrating IUD

Birth control. Contraceptives. Used by many but, dependent on the type, not always for the assumed or traditional purpose of pregnancy prevention. It actually has many uses, some more surprising than others. It is also not just one thing – there are many different types of ‘birth control’. There are hormonal forms of birth control…

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