Infertility links from Amos Grunebaum, MD from 11/19/2011
Pregnancy and fertility links and news as found by Dr.Grunebaum
Getting pregnant is not always easy. Below are 15 effective ways on your way to improve your chances getting pregnant.
A woman should never assume that just because she has reached age 40, she cannot have a healthy pregnancy.
One of the major reasons that you receive prenatal care and deliver in a hospital is that you want to identify certain complications in pregnancy early on and prevent them from happening.
According to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists most women do not need cervical cancer screening more frequently than once every 3 to 5 years.
It's difficult to make this up. A report says that meat sold in Sweden as beef is actually pork that has been dyed and made to look like beef.
This study shows that assisted reproductive technology pregnancies were associated with increased risks such as preterm birth, placenta previa, and low birthweight infants.
If you previously had an ectopic pregnancy, your risk of having another one is nearly 1 in 5 and you also have a lower chance of a normal pregnancy.
This is a funny and serious article about consumption of chocolate and Nobel prize winners .
Prolonged formula feeding may increase the odds for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), investigators in a case-control study concluded.
Placenta previa is a potentially life-threatening condition during and after pregnancy when the placenta covers the cervix .
The calcium supplements widely prescribed for bone health in women did not appear to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, researchers found.
There is now ample evidence that measuring the cervix with transvaginal ulttrasound can identify pregnancies that may be at risk for preterm labor and delivery and treating them with progesterone may decrease preterm labor and delivery.
"In this large-scale, randomized, placebo-controlled trial among middle-aged and older men, long-term daily multivitamin use had a modest but statistically significant reduction in the primary end point of total cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up."
Fertility is directly related to age, and counseling a couple about their fertility as they get older is very important.
As the number of cesarean sections has risen sharply, with no clear evidence that they improve the health of mothers or babies, experts say that childbirth has become overly medicalized and overly expensive. Now some hospitals are making an effort to reduce those trends.
Though few studies track how often a spontaneous pregnancy after use of assisted reproductive technology occurs, those that do suggest it is not uncommon.
Eating certain types of fish with even low levels of mercury while pregnant can increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, whereas consumption of several other types of fish during pregnancy may protect against the disorder, new research suggests.