The morning-after pill has risen in popularity in the United States, a new report reveals. In fact, about 11 percent of all sexually active women have used emergency contraception between 2006 and 2010, since it was made more easily accessible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued the report, pointed out that only [...]
IVF has realized so many people’s desires to become parents that it is almost impossible to imagine the world without it. Yet, research keeps revealing new potential pitfalls, and the latest is an increased risk of asthma. Read on to find out more about the new findings.
Childhood cancer can have a great deal of tragic consequences. The loss of future fertility is probably a priority for any young boy about to undergo chemo therapy, or for his parents. Later on, however, such boys will almost certainly grieve over the fact they did not have the opportunity to freeze sperm, like older [...]
Most pregnant women have fears surrounding their upcoming labor and delivery. Yet suffering a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure are unlikely to be on any expectant mother’s list of worries. A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that it’s exactly these maternal complications that are on the [...]
Ramajit Raghav, a 96 year-old man from India, apparently became the oldest new father in the world this week! Two years ago, the man had his first child at age 94 and now, he was happy to welcome his second son. Still, he told his 52 year-old wife to have her tubes removed because the [...]
Are you suffering from pregnancy-induced hypertension? According to a new study, you’d better get that under control or it could affect your baby’s IQ for the rest of his life! According to the research published in the American Academy of Neurology journal, hypertension changes the conditions in the womb and interfere’s with fetal growth.
Invitro fertilization is documented to involve a higher risk of birth defects. The good news is, a new Australian study says, that such birth defects are becoming less frequent — most likely due to improved lab techniques and embryo transfers.
Two Swedish women became the first to receive a uterus transplant from very unique donors — their own mothers — on September 15 and 16. One of the women was born without a uterus, wile the other lost hers during a battle with cervical cancer. Now, both may have the chance to carry a pregnancy, [...]
Kegel exercises are great for all — men and women! Pelvic floor workouts set pregnant women up for an easier and faster postpartum recovery, can apparently prevent pelvic organ prolapse, and increases sexual enjoyment for both genders. Another important thing Kegels do is prevent incontinence during pregnancy and after. A new clinical trial just confirmed [...]
Is drinking the odd glass of wine OK during pregnancy, or do you even think that having several units of alcohol one after the other is acceptable? Research shows that there is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy — even one or two drinks a week can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for your [...]