We know it's not really about Mr. Stork. But we might not be up to speed on key aspects of conception. Jens Bonnke/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Before you get too far along, you should get a blood test for diabetes. Emiliano Rodriguez/iStockphoto hide caption

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Nurses tend newborns at Sloane Hospital for Women in New York City. Pat Carroll/Getty hide caption

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A woman is positioned for a traditional mammogram at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP hide caption

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Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis prays at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 12. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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ACLU Sues, Claiming Catholic Hospitals Put Women At Risk

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The Odon Device was inspired by a YouTube video about how to remove a cork from the inside of a wine bottle. The Odon Device hide caption

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Hormones clearly influence a women's health, but figuring out how is a tricky business. Andrew Ostrovsky/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Estrogen affects cells in the eye's retina, which may help explain a possible link between glaucoma and estrogen levels. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Urine tests are the gold standard for diagnosing bladder infections. But one common test, the urine culture, can easily miss infections. Ian Hooton/http://www.sciencesource.com/ hide caption

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The human papilloma virus causes most cervical cancers. That's why HPV testing is now recommended for women ages 30 to 65. Science Photo Library hide caption

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Women's moods can change based on the phases of their menstrual cycle. But does that mean they have a psychiatric disorder? Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Should Severe Premenstrual Symptoms Be A Mental Disorder?

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Once hailed as a feminine fountain of youth, then vilified, hormone replacement therapy may finally be finding its place as a short-term treatment for menopause symptoms. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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