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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, […]

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Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region

Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Areas of the United States with high unemployment and few mental health services have higher rates of newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on 6.3 million births between 2009 and 2015 in 580 counties in […]