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Rebekah Bhansali, MSN, CNM

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Science Writer at Clue

Rebekah (she/her) is a nurse midwife and passionate advocate for reproductive justice, accessible health care for all, and decreasing maternal mortality. She has contributed to these causes by supporting families, women, and birthing persons through her work in community building, social services, and midwifery care in both local and global arenas.

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

Your body after birthing

Many physical changes happen in the first few days after birthing, including hormone changes. Here are a few things you...

Graphic illustration of an egg, a ruptured follicle, and lightning bolts that represent ovulation pain.
Cramps & Pain

What is ovulation pain and how do I know if I’m having it?

Our research finds that over 1 in 3 people experience it.

Trying to Conceive

Can tracking ovulation pain help you conceive?

Using it as a way to time sex with ovulation when trying to conceive could be helpful for some.

Trying to Conceive

Does tracking basal body temperature predict ovulation?

Basal body temperature (BBT) is the body’s temperature at rest . Changes in BBT can identify when ovulation has happened....

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

What to expect after birth as a surrogate

Birthing as a surrogate comes with unique feelings, challenges, and health concerns. You may find it comforting that despite its...

Birth Control

When is emergency contraception most effective?

There is a lot of confusion around the use and effectiveness of emergency contraception.