Office on Women's Health Blog

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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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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Your Kid Deserves a Shot at a Healthy Life

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases around, and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against getting infected. In the United States, we have more than 50 years of experience with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — also known as the MMR vaccine.

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Life After an AIDS Diagnosis

Martha Sichone Cameron

I don't think anything can prepare you for the moment when they unveil the piece of paper that contains your fate. Even though the odds seemed to be against me, I was not prepared to be told I had HIV. Turns out, the doctor had worse news: It was actually an AIDS diagnosis and the doctor gave me 3 to 6 months to live.

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