In-depth

Definition

Placenta

Curious about what role the placenta plays in pregnancy? Find out how the placenta helps your baby grow.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Pregnancy after miscarriage

If you've had a miscarriage and want to get pregnant again, you might have questions. Find out more about pregnancy after miscarriage.

Risk factors

Pregnancy and obesity

Being obese during pregnancy can pose health risks for you and your baby. Get the facts about obesity and pregnancy.

Smoking and pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is a no-win situation. Get the facts about tobacco use during pregnancy, and know where to turn for quit-smoking support.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal discharge

Tests and diagnosis

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.

Ultrasound

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

Treatments and drugs

Dilation and curettage (D&C)

Dilation and curettage (D&C) — Overview covers risks, results of this uterine procedure.

Jul. 09, 2013