Amniocentesis — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this prenatal test.

Back pain

Back pain can come on gradually or suddenly. Most back pain responds to home treatment within a few weeks.

Cervical cerclage

Cervical cerclage — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to prevent premature birth.


MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.

Pregnancy diet: Essential nutrients

During pregnancy, a healthy diet is essential. Here are the nutrients that deserve special attention.

Prenatal care: 1st trimester

Prenatal care can help you give your baby the best start. As soon as you think you're pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment.


Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Vaginal discharge

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