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How long a yeast infection lasts and the best ways to treat your symptoms

A yeast infection typically lasts about a week, but more severe infections can last longer. Mild yeast infections may go away on their own, but moderate to severe infections require over-the-counter antifungal creams or prescription medicine. To avoid yeast infections, use antibiotics only as needed, get out of wet bathing […]
How long a yeast infection lasts and the best ways to treat your symptoms
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You can’t have your period when you’re pregnant, but you may still bleed

It isn’t possible to be pregnant and have a period, but you could still have vaginal bleeding or spotting throughout your pregnancy. Bleeding during pregnancy can be common, however, significant bleeding could be a sign of more serious complications like an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. If you’re experiencing bright […]
You can’t have your period when you’re pregnant, but you may still bleed
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8 of the best sex positions for pregnant women

Some sex positions to try while pregnant include penetrative options like reverse cowgirl and sex from behind as well as non-penetrative options like oral sex or mutual masturbation. Sex while pregnant is not only mostly safe, but it offers benefits like pain relief and greater intimacy between you and your […]
8 of the best sex positions for pregnant women
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Period underwear are a reusable alternative to pads and tampons — here’s what you should know before trying them

Period underwear is reusable, machine-washable, and can last up to 2 years when cared for properly. Unlike traditional underwear, period underwear uses fabric technology to increase absorbency and prevent leakage. Period underwear can be used in combination with other menstrual products for full period protection. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library […]
Period underwear are a reusable alternative to pads and tampons — here’s what you should know before trying them
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6 natural ways to prevent a UTI, according to OB-GYNs

The first step to prevent UTIs is to drink plenty of water – at least eight to ten glasses a day. To prevent UTIs, it’s also important to wipe front to back, avoid irritating feminine products, and use the bathroom after intercourse. Some groups are at a greater risk of […]
6 natural ways to prevent a UTI, according to OB-GYNs
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5 best sex positions for when you have endometriosis and what to do during sex to minimise pain

The best sex positions for endometriosis emphasise shallower penetration and/or non-penetrative sex. Endometriosis, a sometimes painful condition that occurs when tissue from the uterus migrates elsewhere in the female reporductive system, often causes discomfort during sex. However, sex can be made more pleasurable by adjusting positions, using lubrication, and adding […]
5 best sex positions for when you have endometriosis and what to do during sex to minimise pain
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The most common IUD side effects and how to treat them, according to OB-GYNs

Hormonal IUD side effects include irregular bleeding for a few months after insertion, lighter or no periods, and hormonal changes like an increase in acne, mood swings, or headaches. The copper IUD causes side effects like intense period cramping and a heavier blood flow during menstruation. IUD side effects will […]
The most common IUD side effects and how to treat them, according to OB-GYNs
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How to boost libido and have better sex after menopause, according to OB-GYNs

You may have less sex after menopause due to a decrease in libido, discomfort during sex, and reduced bladder control. To have better sex after menopause, you should consider hormone replacement therapies, trying kegel exercises, and openly communicating with your partner. Overall, if you’re experiencing trouble with sex after menopause, […]
How to boost libido and have better sex after menopause, according to OB-GYNs
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How to get pregnant if you have endometriosis

Endometriosis doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant, but it can increase your chances of infertility. As many as 20%-25% of women with endometriosis are asymptomatic. Women with endometriosis who are trying to conceive should see a reproductive endocrinologist. This article was medically reviewed by G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead […]
How to get pregnant if you have endometriosis
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Why there’s no such thing as a ‘magical’ fertility diet and what experts recommend eating when trying to get pregnant

There is no specific fertility diet that will cause pregnancy, but following a well-balanced, nutritious diet can increase you and your partner’s chances of getting pregnant. For women, consuming plant-based protein, full-fat dairy, and monounsaturated fats is associated with a lower chance of infertility. For men, those who eat the […]
Why there’s no such thing as a ‘magical’ fertility diet and what experts recommend eating when trying to get pregnant
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The truth about period syncing and the real reason you may be experiencing it

Period syncing is the idea that women who spend a lot of time together will have their menstrual cycles align. However, scientific studies have been unable to prove that period syncing actually occurs. Pure mathematical probability is the likeliest reason why women’s periods sync up. This article was medically reviewed […]
The truth about period syncing and the real reason you may be experiencing it
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The 4 best home remedies for period cramps

The best home remedies for period cramps include trying to reduce stress, exercising, applying heat, and avoiding unhealthy foods. Salty, high-fat, and high-carb foods can cause bloating and inflammation, which often make period cramps worse. Stress can also worsen menstrual cramps, so doing stress-relieving exercises like meditation or yoga can […]
The 4 best home remedies for period cramps
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Yes, you can run while pregnant — here’s how to do it safely

You can run while pregnant, as long as you ran before your pregnancy. If you do run while pregnant, you should decrease your pace and distance to reduce fatigue. To run safely while pregnant, you should also invest in a good pair of running shoes and run on even terrain. […]
Yes, you can run while pregnant — here’s how to do it safely
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How to increase fertility and boost your chances of getting pregnant faster

To increase fertility make sure you’re eating a healthy diet of essential vitamins and minerals. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine and alcohol that can stress the body making it more difficult to conceive. Make sure you’re tracking your menstrual cycles and having sex during your fertility window when you are […]
How to increase fertility and boost your chances of getting pregnant faster
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What you should know about the birth control shot before trying it

You only have to take the birth control shot four times a year, making it a more convenient alternative to the pill for people who are comfortable with injections. The birth control shot is an injection of progestin, which can come with side effects including spotting, headaches, bloating, and minor […]
What you should know about the birth control shot before trying it
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Health benefits of breastfeeding over formula

Breast milk contains antibodies that can help protect the baby from infection and reduce the risk of leukemia, obesity, and diabetes. For the mother, breastfeeding has been shown to aid postpartum weight loss, reduce postpartum bleeding, and reduce the risk of certain diseases like breast and ovarian cancer. It’s OK […]
Health benefits of breastfeeding over formula
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3 ways to treat a yeast infection at home

Over the counter antifungal creams, like Monistat or Vagistat, are highly-effective yeast infection treatments. In a pinch, you can also take probiotics or use them as vaginal suppositories. Boric acid capsules can also be used as a vaginal suppository. This article was medically reviewed by Jamie Lipeles, DO, OB/GYN and […]
3 ways to treat a yeast infection at home
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Symptoms of endometriosis and how you can manage the pain

Endometriosis is a chronic disorder that usually affects the pelvic cavity and can cause severe pain during sex and menstruation. Women are usually diagnosed in their 30s and 40s. And it most commonly occurs when the type of tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus begins to grow […]
Symptoms of endometriosis and how you can manage the pain