Office on Women's Health Blog

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Taking Care of Your Health — and Your Baby's

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Related information Sexual assault fact sheet Violence against women

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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.

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Dr. Debra Bingham

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?

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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.

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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.

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Join Us: Support Nursing Moms

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

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.

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5 Tips: Breastfeeding After Maternity Leave

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

What's one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work. Here are five things that will make the transitions easier

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Eliminating Hepatitis B in the U.S. — Mothers Matter!

Corinna Dan

Although transmission of hepatitis B from mother to baby is preventable, an estimated 952 infants in the United States were infected perinatally in 2009.

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Beth A. Collins Sharp

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.

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Teens' Use of Birth Control

Susan Moskosky

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.

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