Tag archive for Pregnancy

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You Asked: Why can’t I get pregnant?

Three minutes. You can easily spend this seemingly insignificant amount of time hitting the snooze button or scrolling through your phone. But for a couple trying to get pregnant, the three-minute wait for a positive or negative reading on a pregnancy test is agonizing.

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Is your dentist finding more than just cavities?

A quick glance in the mouth and your dentist can spot a plethora of bad habits, like opening bobby pins with your teeth or chewing ice. But did you know they can also see more serious health issues that may be lurking elsewhere in the body?

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Center for Community Health Development awarded federal funding in a nationwide effort to reduce teen pregnancies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded 7.5 million to the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health in an effort to develop new programming to reduce teen pregnancies.

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Unraveling the don’ts of pregnancy

Unraveling the don’ts of pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful time in a woman’s life, but some women may struggle with knowing what is best for their baby. There are many resources for moms-to-be, but they can be confusing and even conflict from one source to another.

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The ultimate guide to contraceptives

Choosing a contraceptive that’s right for you can be difficult. With more than 10 to choose from it can be a daunting task trying to understand how age, lifestyle and personal preferences should or could play into your decision. This guide explores a variety of available options and ultimately helps you determine which contraceptive is right for you and your body.

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Higher daily nitrate intake from drinking water during pregnancy associated with birth defects

Findings from a study of mothers and their exposures during the first trimester of pregnancy suggest that higher nitrate intake from drinking water sources might be associated with some types of defects in babies.

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Are over-the-counter drugs safe during pregnancy?

The Food and Drug Administration estimates that 10 percent or more of birth defects occur from medications taken during pregnancy.

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Crossing Borders: Researcher finds behavioral links between Mexican immigrants and higher birth weights

Many Mexican immigrants are affected by the risk factors that result in low birth weight in the United States. But, Robin Page, Ph.D., RN, CNM, found that first-generation Mexican immigrant mothers continue to boast higher birth weights despite these risk factors and attributes these different results with differences in prenatal health behaviors borne from cultural standards and values.

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Seven tips for a healthy pregnancy

The choices you make before and during pregnancy could make a difference in the overall health of your baby.

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