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Health Tip: Raise Your Chances of Having a Baby

Health Tip: Raise Your Chances of Having a Baby

(HealthDay News) — Infertility affects about 1 in 10 couples that are trying to have a baby, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Latest Pregnancy News Advancing age is a prime cause of infertility, but there are other factors that are more under a person’s control, the agency says, including: Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. […]

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Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Couples are usually told to wait six weeks after the birth of a baby before having sex again. But new research highlights that there’s not a specific “right” time for everyone. Each woman’s postpartum experience is different, researchers explained. Someone who […]

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Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version

Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from Mom’s breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria — and less abundance […]

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Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm’s Success

Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm’s Success

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the race to conception, the female body is set up to separate weak sperm from strong, researchers report. A woman’s reproductive system presents a veritable obstacle course that stress-tests sperm, making sure that only the strongest swimmers have a chance […]

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Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men’s Fertility?

Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men’s Fertility?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Forget the mellow slacker image — pot smoking might actually make men more potent. Men who’ve smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who’ve never given it a try, a new study reports. There’s also a potential […]

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Climate Change Could Bring More Infant Heart Defects: Study

Climate Change Could Bring More Infant Heart Defects: Study

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change could lead to more U.S. babies born with congenital heart defects, researchers say. Specifically, they concluded that hotter temperatures may lead to as many as 7,000 additional cases between 2025 and 2035 in eight representative states: Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, […]