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Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive. But, a new study suggests that equal numbers of males and females are conceived and female embryos are less likely to survive. "It...
Studys may explain why caffeine consumption can hurt a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.The results of a study conducted in mice show that caffeine can reduce muscle activity in the fallopian tubes, which are responsible for carrying eggs from...
Properly changing a baby's diaper is a question that we receive from many of our readers. We spoke to a Registered Nurse to get the answer for you. The summary is that diaper changing is more about common sense than...
The science behind pregnancy and childbirth is very complex and still amazes me on a regular basis. For me, perhaps the most remarkable component of pregnancy is a crucial organ called the placenta. The function of the placenta is to...
In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't. The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point to...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMxJi_d1Vjo&feature=youtu.be Being overweight or obese before pregnancy, or gaining too much weight during pregnancy, may put children at increased risk for obesity, a new study says. "Some weight gain during pregnancy is normal, but women need to know that gaining too...
Millions of children are born in the U.S. every year, but some of them, either for fetal reasons or medical complications, must be delivered via caesarean section. The field of surgery in obstetrics in the U.S. has advanced dramatically...
https://youtu.be/UlkHzNZ0PGs You and your partner are expecting a baby – what a great time of joy! And what a time of great stress as well. Should you take time to yourselves and research babymoon destinations? You got through your first trimester of...
Planning for a pregnancy is an exciting time for every woman and one of the most joyful experiences they will have in their lifetime. For most women preparing for a pregnancy means getting in shape, eating right and planning the...
Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds. "This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants," said study co-author Andrea Sharma, an...
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