Cervical cancer begins with abnormal changes in the cervical tissue. The risk of developing these abnormal changes is associated with infection with human papilloma virus (HPV). In addition, early sexual contact, multiple sexual partners, and taking oral contraceptives increase the risk of cervical cancer because they lead to greater exposure to HPV. Forms of HPV, a…

Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very important. In fact, you may need 350–500 extra calories each day during the second and third trimesters (2). A diet lacking in key nutrients may negatively affect the baby’s development. Poor eating habits and excess weight gain may also increase your risk of gestational diabetes and pregnancy…