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Ten days ago my daughter had an emergency C-section at 32 weeks for her identical twins. I grabbed a flight and flew to Tel Aviv and will remain here until the end of the month. Since this is a women’s health website, let me provide a quick medical synopsis on identical twin pregnancies… They are…

I am appalled by the utterances of Donald Trump. Pretty much all of them, but now that infamous statement that a woman should be punished for an attempt to terminate her pregnancy may be one of the worse. It is unfathomable that anyone in the civilized world would ever make such a statement even if…

As women spend more and more years achieving education, establishing and advancing their careers, and taking time (and often multiple relationships) to find the right partner, they are likely to postpone having children. And if this is not a personal issue, it might be for your daughters. We’ve heard a lot about the issue of…

Five days a week the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG) emails its fellows (yes I’m a Fellow) a summary of headlines that can impact our specialty. In Thursday’s section on women’s health and research, they highlighted a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. (There are so many…

Next week after we celebrate Mother’s Day, I will report on the state of the world’s mothers from data that was just released by “Save the Children”. But this week, I thought I would be more uplifting and talk about the advances in freezing eggs which can allow women to become mothers when they otherwise…

Anywhere from 12 to 15% of early pregnancies which have been detected with pregnancy tests are lost. Perhaps more occur in women who simply think their periods were late and didn’t run tests to see if they were pregnant. Miscarriage rates also increase as couples get older. A delay in trying to get pregnant again…

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