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U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017

U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — American women continue to wait longer to have children. Birth rates fell for nearly all age groups of women younger than 40 in 2017, sending overall fertility rates to a record low, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The only age group that saw a rise […]

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Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?

Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?

Breast asymmetry refers to when one breast is a different size or shape than the other. A mammogram or breast cancer screening may show asymmetrical breast size or density. What does this mean for a woman’s health? Most women’s breasts are slightly different in size, shape, and position. Uneven breasts or nipples are not usually […]

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No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won’t. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or “sham” acupuncture along with their in […]

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Can sneezing during pregnancy affect the baby?

Can sneezing during pregnancy affect the baby?

Although many people do worry more than usual while pregnant, sneezing during pregnancy should not cause any anxiety. Sneezing can occur more frequently during pregnancy but does not usually mean anything is wrong with baby or mother. Some causes of sneezing during pregnancy include: What are the causes of sneezing during pregnancy? People can sneeze […]

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More Than 1 Day of First-Trimester Bleeding Ups Odds for Smaller Baby

More Than 1 Day of First-Trimester Bleeding Ups Odds for Smaller Baby

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby’s birth weight. The study involved more than 2,300 healthy, non-obese pregnant women. […]

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Health Tip: Learn Risk Factors for Miscarriage

Health Tip: Learn Risk Factors for Miscarriage

(HealthDay News) — A woman’s risk of pregnancy loss depends chiefly on four maternal factors: health conditions, age, lifestyle and specifics of pregnancy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. Latest Pregnancy News The agency’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says factors the raise a woman’s risk […]