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Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now suggests its use greatly raises a pregnant woman’s odd for miscarriage, as […]

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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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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Asthma can affect pregnancy when a woman does not receive the right treatment. Most asthma treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Asthma is a long-term lung condition that can be well-managed with the right treatment. The risk of pregnancy complications is low when asthma is well-controlled, but otherwise, asthma can increase the risk of […]

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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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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamine […]

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What increases the odds of having twins?

What increases the odds of having twins?

There are many myths about how to improve the odds of having twins. Although there are no proven ways to increase the likelihood of conceiving twins, there are certain factors that can make this type of pregnancy more likely. Twins can occur either when two separate eggs become fertilized in the womb or when a […]

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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 […]