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Pregnancy Planning (Tips)

Pregnancy Planning (Tips)

Is there a special diet for a woman who is planning for a pregnancy? A healthy diet that provides all the necessary nutrients for the developing fetus increases the chances of a healthy pregnancy. For this reason, it is best to avoid certain diets in pregnancy. In particular, high-fat diets, some vegetarian diets, and weight […]

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Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Preemie babies face a host of potential lifelong health problems, but a new analysis suggests the cards of love might also be stacked against them. Previous studies have found that premature babies — especially the tiniest ones — face some long-term […]

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Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) —Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won’t harm their fetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104,000 children born in the province of Ontario between November 2009 and October 2010. Of those, 30% were born to mothers who received […]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What Is Pregnancy Planning? Planning for pregnancy typically involves discussions with a woman’s partner and her health-care team, and includes discussions about nutrition and vitamins, exercise, genetic counseling, weight gain, and the need to avoid certain medications and alcohol. However, because some women experience light bleeding known as implantation bleeding around the time of the […]

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Infertility

Infertility

What causes infertility in women? Women need functioning ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a uterus to get pregnant. Conditions affecting any one of these organs can contribute to female infertility. Some of these conditions are listed below and can be evaluated using a number of different tests. Disruption of ovarian function (presence or absence of ovulation […]

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clomiphene, Clomid

clomiphene, Clomid

What is clomiphene, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clomiphene is an oral medication used for stimulating ovulation. It binds to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovary, endometrium, vagina, and cervix. It causes production of hormones (gonadotropins) by the pituitary which stimulates ovulation. The FDA approved clomiphene in February 1967. What […]