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Night-time noise remains a nuisance

“Scientists in the US have cracked the secrets of heavy sleepers and their findings could help those of us who are woken more easily,” reports the Daily Express.This news story is based on a small study that measured the brain activity of 12 volunteers over three consecutive nights to find out if a certain type […]

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Waist size ‘predicts early death’

Men and women with large waists are at increased risk of dying young, BBC News has reported. The article said that people with a large gut all have the same risk of early death, regardless of whether their body mass index BMI is healthy.The research behind the news tracked more than 100,000 men and women […]

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Clue to meningitis risk

“Researchers have found ‘the strongest evidence so far’ that genetic factors can increase the risk of a person developing meningitis,” reported The Guardian. The newspaper said the discovery could help in the search for a vaccine.This was a large, well-conducted study that compared the DNA of children who had contracted meningococcal meningitis with the DNA […]

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Risks and Complications of In Vitro Fertilization

As with any medical treatment or procedure, there are potential risks and complications. This is true for in vitro fertilization, which has its own special risks that can include:Fertility Drug Side Effects – injectable medications may cause soreness, injection site infection, swelling or localized allergic reaction. Oral medication can contribute to weight gain, nausea, bloating, […]

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Ovulation And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know?

Every woman who is trying to conceive knows the connection between ovulation and pregnancy; that the ovulation is necessary for a pregnancy to occur.However, ovulation and pregnancy are not always possible to control or time. There are signs of ovulation that one may want to look out for; but even assuming that everything is in […]



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Preparing For The Day Of Delivery

If it is your first pregnancy you may be wondering what to prepare and what things to bring to the hospital on the day of delivery. But, before you think of the things to bring you should get yourself ready. Here are a few things to remember:1. Keep in mind the date given to you […]

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MA Court Ok’s Firing Mom for Extended Maternity Leave

Justice Francis Spina wrote in the decision that “a female employee is only entitled to (the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act) when she is absent from employment for no more than eight weeks.”The case was brought by a housekeeper for the president of a small Quincy telecommunications firm, Global Naps Inc., who said her supervisor told […]



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Child Care Costs More Than College

A study released last week by the National Association of Child Care Resource Referral Agencies finds that the cost of center-based care has now surpassed the cost of public-university tuition in a majority of states.In the past 10 years, the agency’s latest survey found, the cost of child care for the youngest children increased twice […]



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Pregnancy and Pre-Existing Diabetes

Pregnancy is a time of wonder and amazement — and for women with pre-existing diabetes, it is also a time for extremely careful (and sometimes baffling) disease management. How do you plan for this? What risks are involved? What can you expect? The August issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes […]



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Vending Machine Stocks Pregnancy Tests

Commuters at some railway stations in Switzerland are finding a new convenience via a vending machine: pregnancy tests.The Austrian Times reports that pregnancy testing kits are being stocked in the machine at stations during a month-long trial.Makers Maybe Baby said the idea is that women will not have to be embarrassed by buying a test […]



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Home births: No drugs, no doctors, lots of controversy

Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between contractions.She serenely prepared to push her son into the world, and other times, she winced in pain and moaned to the midwife, “I can’t do this anymore.”After six hours of labor, Riley gave birth […]



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Rod Stewart and wife expecting second child

Rod Stewart is going to be a dad again.His wife, Penny Lancaster, 39, discovered she was pregnant again while the two were celebrating their third wedding anniversary in June in Portofino, Italy, reports Hello! magazine.Rod and Penny have a four-year-old son, Alastair, and Rod also has five other children from previous relationships — Kimberly, 30; […]



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Testosterone’s Role in Infertility Treatment: The “Root of Both Good and Evil!”

The hormone testosterone is undoubtedly a major driving force when it comes to human function and endeavor. On the one hand it has led to bold initiatives that have resulted in human prosperity and achievement. On the other hand however, it has also prompted many ill-conceived and even foolish urges and actions that have ended […]



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follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS
egg and embryo quality
ovarian stimulation with fertility drugs
fertility drugs
antagonist
sperm production

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Things that make me happy

When a baby latches on to the breast easily with no assistance.When I work hard with a mom to breastfeed for the first time, and with lots of support, the baby latches on.When educating a mom about pros and cons of breast vs bottle feeding, and she decides to give breastfeeding a try.Mom and baby […]

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NLM to Host “Hackathon” to Make Lactation/Medication Information More Usable

This is a neat little tidbit: The National Library of Medicine is apparently planning what they’re calling a “hackathon” to make data on medications and breastfeeding more readily available. There is already the LactMed database from NLM which provides pretty detailed summaries of the possible effects of prescription and OTC drugs on lactation and breastfeeding […]



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planning what they’re calling a “hackathon”
LactMed database
this Government Health IT piece
Breastfeeding
Events & Observances
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At Our Bodies Our Blog: Links for the First Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice

At Our Bodies Our Blog today, I have a bit about the Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice with links to the relevant organizations, action items, and Twitter and Facebook profiles. Filed under: Access, Rights, & Choice, Events & Observances



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Access, Rights, & Choice
Events & Observances

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Chances Of Pregnancy Diminish After Multiple Attempts Using Same Fertility Treatment

This is SO interesting, Check it out and MAKE sure you optimize every cycle of whatever you’re doing: make sure you have been following good nutrition practices (e.g., getting a prenatal vitamin with plenty of folic acid), consider using acupuncture before AND after your treatment, get enough sleep, detox, etc. Instead of rushing to do […]

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Midwest Reproductive Center

About this practice:Midwest Reproductive Center, PA (MRC) is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality medical care to meet the individual needs of our patients. They are a team of professionals with extensive experience in the field of reproductive endocrinology. Their office is known for providing personalized service in a warm and caring environment. MRC offers a […]



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Immune responses during pregnancy linked to schizophrenia among offspring

In a study published this month in Schizophrenia Research, Temple University psychologist Lauren Ellman found that exposure during pregnancy to certain immune proteins, such as those produced in response to the flu, leads to increased risk for brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia in offspring.The good news, says Ellman, is that not all of the women […]



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Simple

I miss him. All the time, every day. It’s just part of who I am now. Missing Silas is what I do while I’m doing everything else.Almost 2 years now and my grief has certainly changed in many ways, but there is a core aspect to it that has not transformed at all. I have […]

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28 weeks, 4 days

Hey.Thanks for all of your comments and emails about Super S’s brotherthey mean alot to us. We are doing good, sad but good.So I am 7 months and4 days pregnant today, never thought I’d get here really… but I’m here man. The kankles are in full effect and they are so sexaay let me tell […]

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Eight

So there was some good stuff and there was some bad stuff, but somehow, we find ourselves having survived to week 8, the age by which many people, from experts to my expert readers, agree that things should begin to get easier. And I suppose that is true. Some things have gotten somewhat easier. Some […]

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1 down, 2 to go

That’s days without MG, in case you were wondering.She is currently camping with both my sisters, BIL my 2 nephews. She left with Aunt K on Monday eve, spent the night at her house and then they were off Tues morning. It’s been 2 nights and 1.5 days since I’ve seen her and I miss […]

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Things I’m Excited About

Reviewing the “Navigating the Healthcare System” chapter for the 40th anniversary edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”There is a brand new edition of the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book coming out next year, and the team is hard at work writing, reviewing, and editing this 40th anniversary edition. I was asked to serve as a reviewer for […]



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brand new edition
menopause
pregnancy and birth
many other languages
Grainger County Tomato
Miscellaneous

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Pregnancy After Miscarriage – Sooner May Be Better, Says Study

A miscarriage or pregnancy loss can be very traumatic, physically as well as mentally, and couples want to try to get pregnant soon after the loss. And now a study conducted at the University of Aberdeen has suggested that getting pregnant within six months after a miscarriage is recommended.The study found that those women, who […]



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