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Mar, 2018

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Pose Dilemma for Women

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In January 2008, Clori Rose, a high school teacher in Atlanta, was halfway through her pregnancy when she started to notice a significant change in her emotions. A remark from a student that she normally would have brushed aside sent her into a state of distress. "It made me cry, and I seriously couldn’t stop crying for 24 hours," Rose said. "I was so upset I had to call in…

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Mar, 2018

Woman Develops Rare Cesarean Scar Condition, 5 Times

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In a rare occurrence, a pregnant woman's gestational sac — the small vessel that holds the developing embryo — attached not to the lining of her womb but instead to a scar left over from a previous C-section. And it happened…

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Mar, 2018

Home blood pressure monitoring during pregnancy safe, cost effective

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(Reuters Health) - For pregnant women with chronic or pregnancy-related hypertension, home blood pressure monitoring could safely reduce their number of required hospital visits, suggests a small study in the UK. About 10 percent of pregnant women have chronic high blood pressure, gestational high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia - a complication of pregnancy that includes elevated blood pressure - and must keep tabs on their blood pressure throughout pregnancy. "I…

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Mar, 2018

Mothers in early 30s have lowest premature birth risk, study finds

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Women in their early thirties have a 1% chance of early birth, with the risk rising to 1.2% for those over 40, analysis shows. Mothers in their early 30s have the lowest chance of having a premature baby, new research has found, with the risk rising significantly once the mother passes 40. Records of more than 165,000 pregnant women were analysed, showing that the likelihood of having a baby more…

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Feb, 2018

Drinking One or More Sodas a Day Could Lower Your Pregnancy Odds

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Couples looking to conceive might want to curb a common habit: drinking even just one soda per day. Boston University School of Public Health research, published recently in Epidemiology, discovered that consuming one or more sugary beverages each day – by either the male or female partner – is linked to a lower chance of getting pregnant Men and women's soda consumption was linked to a 20 percent lower average monthly probability of getting pregnant.…

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Relationship factors impact young adults' decisions related to contraceptive use

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Feb, 2018

Relationship factors impact young adults’ decisions related to contraceptive use

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The dynamics of a couple's relationship, including the exclusivity of the partnership, the level of commitment to the partnership and participation in sexual decision-making with their partner, impact young adults' decisions related to contraceptive use, new research from Oregon State University shows. Young adults who reported greater exclusivity with a partner and great relationship commitment were more likely to use hormonal or long-acting methods of birth control or a less…

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