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Keep the Spark Alive in Your Marriage

Keep the Spark Alive in Your Marriage

Sex in marriage can become routine, less frequent or disappear altogether. Learn why it happens and what you can do to have a sexually satisfying marriage.

How Sex Changes After Menopause

How Sex Changes After Menopause

What feels good sexually changes as you grow older. Learn how menopause affects your sex life and what you can do to maintain intimacy.

What Really Helps You Bounce Back After Pregnancy

What Really Helps You Bounce Back After Pregnancy

Many women want to lose baby weight and start a new workout after giving birth. Learn what’s realistic, and the best ways to feel like yourself again.

Think You Can’t Breastfeed After Implants? Think Again

Think You Can’t Breastfeed After Implants? Think Again

Johns Hopkins expert Gedge Rosson, M.D. debunks the myth surrounding breastfeeding after breast surgery.

If You Feel Something, Say Something: Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancers

If You Feel Something, Say Something: Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancers

Learn about gynecologic cancer risks, the best forms of prevention for you and your loved ones and potential symptoms.

High-Risk Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

High-Risk Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Learn what causes a high-risk pregnancy and how maternal-fetal medicine specialists can help.

Twin Pregnancy: Answers from an Expert

Twin Pregnancy: Answers from an Expert

Having twins doesn’t mean you need double of everything. Discover what nutrition, medical care and support is needed to optimize your babies’ health.

7 Things You Should Always Discuss with Your Gynecologist

7 Things You Should Always Discuss with Your Gynecologist

Talking to your gynecologist about odors, growths or sexual health may seem embarrassing, but it can be vitally important for your overall health and well-being.

3 Myths About Exercise and Pregnancy

3 Myths About Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do during pregnancy. Learn the truth about safely staying active while pregnant.

Did I just have a hot flash? I’m 44!

Did I just have a hot flash? I’m 44!

A Johns Hopkins gynecologist shares tips on managing these heat spikes to lessen their impact on your daily life.

Preventing and Treating Birth Defects: What You Need to Know

Preventing and Treating Birth Defects: What You Need to Know

If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant or are currently expecting, it’s important to understand the risk for birth defects.

My Pap Test Was Abnormal: Now What?

My Pap Test Was Abnormal: Now What?

A regular Pap smear at your gynecologist’s office can detect abnormal cells that could lead to cervical cancer.

What Causes Painful Sex?

What Causes Painful Sex?

The cause of most uncomfortable sex can sometimes be easy to figure out and easy to treat.

Low Sex Drive — Could It Be a Sign of Depression?

Low Sex Drive — Could It Be a Sign of Depression?

A primary symptom of depression is the inability to enjoy things you normally enjoy, like sex.

How Does Menopause Affect My Sleep?

How Does Menopause Affect My Sleep?

Don't let perimenopause and menopause stop a good night's sleep.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep During Pregnancy

Get a Good Night’s Sleep During Pregnancy

Get tips for better sleep as your body changes during pregnancy.

4 Common Pregnancy Complications

4 Common Pregnancy Complications

Get expert tips on how to manage some common pregnancy complications.

Fertility and Cancer: What Are Your Options?

Fertility and Cancer: What Are Your Options?

Many cancer treatments can affect fertility so it's important to learn methods to preserve your eggs.

Period Pain: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Period Pain: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Debilitating cramps may be a sign of endometriosis.

Postpartum Mood Disorders: What New Moms Need to Know

Postpartum Mood Disorders: What New Moms Need to Know

It's important to know the difference between the postpartum conditions a new mom might experience.

HPV: 5 Things All Women Should Know

HPV: 5 Things All Women Should Know

Each year, more than 6 million Americans are infected with this sexually transmitted disease.

Antidepressants and Pregnancy: Tips from an Expert

Antidepressants and Pregnancy: Tips from an Expert

Women can — and should — balance their mental health needs with a healthy pregnancy.

Virus del Zika: Responde la especialista en Medicina Materno-Fetal Jeanne Sheffield

Virus del Zika: Responde la especialista en Medicina Materno-Fetal Jeanne Sheffield

A medida que el virus del Zika adquiere mayor relevancia a través de las Américas, se han ido incrementando los esfuerzos de concienciación y prevención para las futuras madres.

Zika Virus: Answers from Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Jeanne Sheffield

Zika Virus: Answers from Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Jeanne Sheffield

Jeanne Sheffield, M.D., director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins, explains Zika virus prevention for expectant mothers.