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CAN I EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY?

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Exercise has become a vital part of many women's lives. However, theoretic concerns have been raised about the safety of some forms of exercise during pregnancy. To begin with, you should consult your doctor before starting any physical activity. Then, you should take into consideration whether you were already active before getting pregnant. ·         In case you were following a regular exercise program prior to your pregnancy, you should be able to maintain that program to some degree...

Long Acting Reversible Methods more Effective Methods for Birth Control

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  A recent study, conducted by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and published in the recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has found that long acting reversible methods of birth control like intra-uterine devices, etc. are far more effective than other methods like birth control pills, the patch or the vaginal ring. Women who depend on the short term methods have a 20% higher chance of landing up with unintended pregnancy.   The study...

Certain Assisted Reproductive Technologies may Increase the Risk of Birth Defects

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  A recent study presented at the World Congress on Building Consensus in Gynecology, Infertility and Perinatology in Barcelona, Spain, has tried to compare the risk of developing major birth defects associated with reproductive technologies commonly employed around the world. The researchers from the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide compared technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection ((ICSI), induction of ovulation and transfer of fresh or...

Key proteins help prevent premature child births

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A premature baby is an infant that is born before completing a minimum of 37 weeks of gestation period. Reducing the number of preterm child births or the overall prevention of premature deliveries has been a challenging proposition for science as the reason for the occurrence of preterm births and the factors associated with it however, had till date remained unknown and obscure in most of the cases.Stats indicate that each year more than half a million premature deliveries occur in the United...

Breast feeding is associated with reduced risk of heart disease

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Longer duration of lactation was associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in women. The conclusion was arrived from a large prospective study involving around ninety thousand women. Researchers found that women who had breastfed for a lifetime total of 2 years or longer had a 23% lower risk of coronary heart disease than women who had never breastfed. This finding is independent of other known risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, family...

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