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Lawmakers are voting on a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, saying that’s when a fetus feels pain. Doctors disagree.

Both bills have been proposed before, and failed to pass, as they're expected to do today. But the move is a strategic effort ahead of the election.

A woman was told she needed her husband’s permission to get her tubes tied. Her story went viral, but it’s not uncommon.

When a Twitter user posted that she had to have her husband's consent to have her tubes tied, it sparked a debate about reproductive health in the US.
During pregnancy, you should not sleep at elevations above 9,800 feet above sea level.

Is it safe to travel to high altitudes when pregnant? Yes, to a point

Obstetricians say it's safe to travel up to 8,000 feet above sea level while pregnant but beyond that, you should speak with your physician.
Millimeter-wave, full-body scanners are the most common in airports in the US.

Airport body scanners are safe during pregnancy, here’s how they work

The radiation you receive from airport body scanners is less than what you get on the flight. It's safe for everyone to use, including pregnant women.
PCOS affect 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.

What is PCOS? Symptoms and treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects women and causes excess body hair, missed periods, and insulin resistance.
Losing 5% of total body weight has helped some women start to ovulate, again.

Can I get pregnant with PCOS? Yes, but there are risks

Getting pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is possible but there's a greater risk of pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes.

A mom had both her legs amputated after developing the same pregnancy complication as Kim Kardashian

The woman's child was stillborn, and she stayed in the intensive care unit for more than a year. Rates of her condition have tripled since the 80s.

A baby boy is the first person born using ‘in vitro maturation’ because his mother couldn’t get hormone injections

The French woman's success with IVM (in vitro maturation) could lead to more ways for cancer patients to preserve their fertility, a new study says.
So long as you're seeing your doctor regularly, "popping" sooner shouldn't be a cause for concern.

A pregnant fitness influencer’s side-by-side photos show how much sooner women ‘pop’ after their first child

Emily Skye shared photos of her first and second pregnancies, both at 19 weeks. An OB-GYN said showing sooner the second time around is normal.

Women who take a common antibiotic during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with heart or genital birth defects, study says

The research including over 200,000 children implicates macrolides, which are often used as alternatives for people with penicillin allergies.