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Nausea During Pregnancy: Ultimate Morning Sickness Survival Guide

Are you pregnant? Are you experiencing waves of nausea, or are wondering when you can expect morning sickness to begin? Nausea has garnered a reputation as the hallmark symptom of pregnancy, but it presents differently for every mother-to-be. While some … Continue reading

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Symptoms Of A Polyp Of The Cervix

A cervical polyp is a growth that develops on the cervix, which is the canal connecting the uterus to the vagina. Sperm must pass through this canal to fertilize an egg. Cervical polyps are tumors, but they are usually non-cancerous, … Continue reading

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Alcohol & Birth Control – What You Need To Know

Does alcohol reduce the effectiveness of the pill? Alcohol does not affect the functioning of the birth control pill. According to Planned Parenthood, the following forms of contraception will continue to work in the same way if a person drinks … Continue reading

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Causes Of Cramps & Discharge

Many women experience abdominal cramps and vaginal discharge. Pain low in the tummy and around the belly button is usually described as cramping. Some discharge from the vagina and cervix is usual. It varies in response to hormones produced as part of … Continue reading

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Research Shows Miscarriage Risk May Be Higher With Use Of Common Antibiotics

A new study suggests that guidelines for antibiotic use during early pregnancy might need to be reviewed, after finding that some common classes of the drug could double the risk of miscarriage. Researchers from the University of Montreal in Canada … Continue reading

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Medicine To Prevent Mothers Dying In Childbirth Succeeds In First Trial

The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) has announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce maternal deaths around the world. The results open the possibility of a … Continue reading

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Five Blogs To Read During Your Pregnancy

Reading pregnancy blogs as you approach your big day may give some insight into the emotional and physical changes that are happening inside the body, help prepare you for the inevitable birthing process, and provide engagement with like-minded people who are … Continue reading

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New Research Shows A Baby’s Sex May Influence A Mother’s Immunity

  A team of researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center set out to examine whether or not there is a connection between the sex of the baby and the mother’s immunity. The team was led by Amanda Mitchell, … Continue reading

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Catch a Cold When Pregnant? Here’s What To Do

The chances of a woman catching a cold while pregnant are high because the immune system is affected by pregnancy. The seasonal cold is one of the most common respiratory sicknesses in humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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New Study Investigates Why Older Mothers Have Birth Complications

As more and more women decide to become mothers later in life, the risk of experiencing pregnancy complications also increases. New research explores why this may be the case, suggesting that a delayed and longer labor may play a role. … Continue reading

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