| Mar 13, 2009
Angel Howard, 32, lay motionless on an examining table in a La Jolla, California, fertility clinic last Mother's Day, her delicate features bathed in the blue-gray glow of an ultrasound screen as she watched a doctor try to impregnate her with someone...
| Jan 20, 2010
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog,...
| Feb 3, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do I need to know about pelvic floor weakness? How is it treated?
ANSWER: For many women, pelvic problems begin with a feeling that something "down there" has fallen out of place. And that's exactly what may be occurring. Once...
| Jan 19, 2009
Each year, about 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. This cancer is relatively slow-growing and may not cause any symptoms, but it can be detected with regular tests called...
| Apr 7, 2009
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The vulva is subject to a range of skin problems, many of them inadvertently self-inflicted.
You may routinely pamper your face and work hard to keep it moisturized and irritation-free, but what have you done lately for the more sensitive skin of your...
| Feb 22, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible that at age 37 I could be experiencing perimenopause? What are the signs and symptoms? Is there a way to test for it? I have not had children. Does that affect when a woman begins this process?
ANSWER: Menopause before 40...
| Oct 6, 2006
Pregnant, past due and weary of waiting, Christine Smyth might have chosen among many old-wives'-tale methods to get things moving -- scrubbing floors, climbing stairs, drinking castor oil, even having sex.
Following the lead of generations of Lehigh...
| Jan 28, 2006
She wanted to honor her son, to celebrate his life, however short. That's why she had refused an abortion, even after doctors told her that her little boy would be born without a brain.
Now he was here, squirming in his blankets, and Danielle Hayworth...