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Taking Care of Your Health — and Your Baby's
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Sexual assault fact sheet
Violence against women
Tips for Pregnant Women to Prevent Zika Virus Infection
Denise J. Jamieson
Zika may sound scary, but there are some basic steps pregnant women can take to protect themselves.
Know Your Terms — It's Best for Your Baby
Dr. Debra Bingham
"Due date" is simply an estimate. And research shows babies are still developing right up until week 40. So when is the best time for your baby to arrive?
Black Breastfeeding Week 2015: Lift Every Baby
Kimberly Seals Allers
Yes, breastfeeding is the best nutrition for babies. But breastfeeding has never really been just about breastfeeding.
8 Things You Need to Know About Pumping at Work
Dr. Nancy C. Lee
Location, location, location. It's one of the biggest concerns for nursing moms who plan to pump at work. But there are ways of making space for you to pump.
Join Us: Support Nursing Moms
Supporting nursing moms makes sense — and it's the right thing to do. Read what federal employees have to say about their experiences pumping at work.
5 Tips: Breastfeeding After Maternity Leave
What's one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work. Here are five things that will make the transitions easier
Eliminating Hepatitis B in the U.S. — Mothers Matter!
Although transmission of hepatitis B from mother to baby is preventable, an estimated 952 infants in the United States were infected perinatally in 2009.
Happy Mother's Day! (cringe)
Beth A. Collins-Sharp
Why would a woman would cringe at that? Maybe she recently lost a child or suffered a miscarriage. Maybe she misses her mother. But often, it's because she's experiencing infertility.
Teens' Use of Birth Control
If you're a teen and are having sex, you need to know the most effective options for preventing pregnancy. Title X family planning center providers can help.
May 19, 2016
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