7 Tips for Choosing a Baby Name

Mar 22 8:10pm Health & Parenting
“Have you thought of any names yet?” If you’re pregnant, you must have answered that question at least two thousand times already. For those of you who have chosen a name, this question gives you an excuse to show off the wonderful name you cooked up, or smugly keep the chosen name secret. If, however, you haven’t thought of a ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Smartphone-Based Semen Analyzer Results Equivalent to Lab Tests (CME/CE)

Mar 22 2:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Device as quick and easy to use as home pregnancy tests, creators said...
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When Is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?

Mar 22 8:40am Pregnancy – Momtastic
The experts weigh in. The post When Is the Best Time to Get Pregnant? appeared first on Momtastic.
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How to Boost Pregnancy Energy Levels

Mar 21 8:10pm Health & Parenting
Energy levels during the first trimester Many women notice a drop in energy levels during the first trimester. In fact, falling asleep on the sofa before dinner may have been one of the first clues you might be pregnant. The pregnancy hormones and rapidly developing fetus can leave you feeling a little washed out in those first few months of ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Chances for 'Repeal and Replace' Bill Improve in House

Mar 21 6:33pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Senate is a 'mystery'...
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DHA in Pregnancy Had No Impact on Child IQ

Mar 21 11:00am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Lower behavioral, executive functioning scores vs controls...
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Depression During Pregnancy: What It Feels Like to Suffer Through It

Mar 21 10:05am Pregnancy – Momtastic
It happened to me, and it was terrifying. Hopefully what I learned will help you. The post Depression During Pregnancy: What It Feels Like to Suffer Through It appeared first on Momtastic.
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Morning Break: AHCA Tweaked; 'The Talk' with Oldsters; More Drug Ads

Mar 21 9:31am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff...
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9 Weeks Pregnant: To Do List

Mar 20 8:10pm Health & Parenting
If you’re experiencing early symptoms of pregnancy, the idea of having a to-do list may be laughable at the moment. If you are surviving by doing the bare minimum before collapsing in bed at 7pm, you may not be up for creating a to-do list. If you can muster the energy, however, you may find it useful to have a ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Nursing Student Diary: One Day, Two Births

Mar 20 7:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- First time on the OB floor...
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Global HPV Vaccination Guide Targets Girls

Mar 20 5:49pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Recommendations adapted to resource settings...
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The Best Celebrity Baby Names

Mar 20 4:00pm Pregnancy – Momtastic
Bizarre celeb baby names always grab the headlines, but not every baby in Hollywood has one. The post The Best Celebrity Baby Names appeared first on Momtastic.
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GDM Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Long After Pregnancy (CME/CE)

Mar 20 1:05pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Certain risk factors were associated with MetS 7 years after pregnancy...
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How and when to take a pregnancy test

Mar 20 9:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.
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Morning Break: CME for Quackery; Unapologetic Abortions; Mayo Clinic Walkback

Mar 20 8:45am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff...
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Im Saying Goodbye to Baby Making Machine

Mar 20 7:41am Baby Making Machine
For years, as I’ve introduced myself as a blogger and shared my website the response is almost always the same. A wide-eyed stare, a slight chuckle, followed by the inevitable question: “How many kids do you have?” “Just two,” I reply. Two is plenty, believe me. In some countries it is a lot. I guess... read the rest. The post I’m Saying Goodbye to Baby Making Machine appeared first on Cherish365.
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Women, particularly minorities, do not meet nutrition guidelines shortly before pregnancy

Mar 20 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Black, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only...
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Pelvic Tilt Exercises for Pregnancy

Mar 19 8:10pm Health & Parenting
Pelvic tilt exercises are great for relieving and preventing back and pelvis aches during pregnancy. Pelvic tilt exercises can also be used to strengthen abdominal muscles, and relieve lumbar discomfort. There are various ways to perform a pelvic tilt, and you can either vary between the exercises, or stick to the one you find most comfortable. Pelvic tilts are a ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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All the Things Nobody Tells You about Being Pregnant & Having a Toddler

Mar 19 1:13pm Pregnancy – Momtastic
#3. Protecting the bump from toddler attacks is a full-time job. The post All the Things Nobody Tells You about Being Pregnant & Having a Toddler appeared first on Momtastic.
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Induction: What to Expect

Mar 18 8:10pm Health & Parenting
The majority of labours begin naturally, but some women are given a helping hand in kick-starting labour. There are a few different methods of induction, and procedures vary between hospitals. Speak to your healthcare provider to find out more about induction procedures in your area. Why might induction be necessary? This will vary between hospitals, between healthcare providers, and even ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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D.C. Weeek: HHS, NIH Face Severe Budget Cuts

Mar 18 12:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the CBO foresees dramatic upswing in uninsurance from GOP health plan...
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Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Mar 17 8:10pm Health & Parenting
Varicose veins are swollen veins. They are usually a dark blue or purple in colour, and may appear lumpy. They are most commonly found in the legs, although can appear elsewhere on the body. What causes varicose veins? Veins have small valves inside, that prevent blood from flowing backwards, and ensure that the blood flows towards the heart. If these ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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RT for Early Breast Cancer Often Too Long, Costly (CME/CE)

Mar 17 5:45pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment exceeded recommendations in majority of cases...
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Fetal Development During Early Pregnancy

Mar 16 8:10pm Health & Parenting
Fetal development during the first month The 40 week countdown begins on the first day of your last menstrual period, even though you’re not yet pregnant. Conception won’t occur until around week two, though you won’t feel pregnant right away. By week three, your pregnancy will consist of a fertilized egg inside your uterus. Your baby’s genetics have already been ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Tens of Millions Lack Local Assisted Reproductive Services (CME/CE)

Mar 16 4:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Clinics largely absent in rural areas...
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Biomarker Opens New Door in HIV Cure Research (CME/CE)

Mar 16 3:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Molecule could be first step to eradicating virus 'reservoir'...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases That Affect Fertility & Pregnancy

Mar 16 1:36pm Pregnancy – Momtastic
Here's the thing: If you've ever had an STD, starting a family might not be so easy. We break down everything you need to know. The post Sexually Transmitted Diseases That Affect Fertility & Pregnancy appeared first on Momtastic.
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How Heat May Affect Male Infertility

Mar 16 10:19am Trying for a baby? : Conceive Plus® Blog & Product Reviews
How Heat May Affect Male Infertility You’ve probably heard that wearing tight underwear can be bad for your fertility. The fact is that heat has a negative impact on male fertility, so the advice to avoid tighty whities is essentially right. High temperatures have an effect on sperm health, specifically sperm motility (movement), which makes […] The post How Heat May Affect Male Infertility appeared first on Let's Get Pregnant Blog | Conceive Plus® Fertility. How Heat May Affect Male Infertility was first posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:19 am.©2017 "Let's Get Pregnant Blog | Conceive Plus® Fertility". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at marketing@sasmar.com...
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25 million U.S. women lack access to infertility services, Pitt study shows

Mar 16 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that nearly 40 percent of reproductive-aged women in the United States - approximately 25 million - have limited or no nearby access to assisted...
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What are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

Mar 15 8:10pm Health & Parenting
Congratulations! You made it to the third trimester! Chances are you are getting pretty excited about the next couple months as you get closer and closer to meeting your baby. You also might start feeling some contractions during the third trimester that have you slightly concerned. Are they real contractions, or Braxton Hicks contractions?  And what is the difference? Braxton ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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HPV-Targeted Drug Sets Survival Mark in Cervical Cancer

Mar 15 5:45pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Highest-ever 12-month survival in recurrent, metastatic disease...
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PARP Inhibitor Extends PFS in Ovarian Cancer (CME/CE)

Mar 15 3:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- But maintenance chemotherapy no better than surveillance...
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Six of the best pregnancy blogs for parents-to-be

Mar 15 11:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Pregnancy can be an exciting yet daunting time. Medical News Today take a look at six of the best pregnancy blogs that help inform parents what to expect.
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What to Expect at Your 20-Week Ultrasound

Mar 15 9:39am Pregnancy – Momtastic
Because here's the thing: There's a lot more to this scan than finding out your baby's gender. The post What to Expect at Your 20-Week Ultrasound appeared first on Momtastic.
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My 6-year-olds Review of Beauty and the Beast

Mar 15 8:04am Baby Making Machine
Right off the bat I’m tempted to go back and update parts of my review. The first time I screened this movie I took two pages of notes. If you missed it, here’s everything you need to know before taking your kids to see Beauty and the Beast.  This time I was able to sit... read the rest. The post My 6-year-old’s Review of Beauty and the Beast appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
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Dietary kit reduces baby blues, a precursor to postpartum depression

Mar 15 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
A dietary supplement kit, created to counter mood-altering brain changes linked to depression, virtually eliminated the baby blues among women in a new study at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and...
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5 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Mar 14 8:10pm Health & Parenting
According to health experts, there are foods that pregnant woman should avoid because of the chances that they could harm the unborn baby. Consider these 5 foods to avoid during pregnancy, and reasons why health experts suggest abstaining from them: 1. Raw meat. If you love your steak rare, pregnancy is not the time to eat it that way. Raw meats ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Cervical Length, Fibronectin Tests Poor Preterm Birth Predictors (CME/CE)

Mar 14 3:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Low sensitivity, positive predictive value in first-time moms...
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Survival Bump in IVB Cervical Cancer with Pelvic RT (CME/CE)

Mar 14 12:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Improved OS, PFS in retrospective analysis...
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Common screening tests unsuitable for predicting preterm births

Mar 14 11:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
A new study investigates the predictive accuracy of two common tests for preterm birth: ultrasound examination of the cervix and fetal fibronectin levels.
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Fertility Treatment Failure Linked to CV Risk (CME/CE)

Mar 14 10:00am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- But absolute risk increase was modest...
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Why I Fell More in Love With My Husband When He Got Sick

Mar 14 8:15am Baby Making Machine
Last week my husband came home sick from work. This is a big deal. I can’t remember a time this has happened. Earlier that day I had told the kids that we could play with water balloons once daddy got home from work. Now he was coming home sooner than expected, but not feeling well.... read the rest. The post Why I Fell More in Love With My Husband When He Got Sick appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
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Having children may increase lifespan

Mar 14 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
People who have children may live up to 2 years longer than those who do not have children, and it may be down to increased social support in old age.
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Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs globally and is not a disease of the poor

Mar 14 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) occurs globally and is not a disease of the poor, according to research published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.
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Clumsiness During Pregnancy

Mar 13 8:10pm Health & Parenting
Since the start of pregnancy, you feel like not only did your pregnancy shrink your brain, but it has also made you a tad clumsy. You are suddenly dropping things, tripping, knocking things over, misplacing items, and having trouble remembering what you are supposed to be doing. And, of course, you wonder if this is normal? You wonder if pregnancy has ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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CDC Updates Zika Guidance for South Florida

Mar 13 5:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Areas of increased risk upped to three counties...
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Novartis Wins FDA Nod for CDK4/6 Inhibitor for Certain Breast Cancers

Mar 13 4:35pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Ribociclib (Kisqali) OK'd in combination with aromatase inhibitor...
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Less Morbidity with SLN Biopsy in Cervical Cancer (CME/CE)

Mar 13 4:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in survival versus pelvic node dissection...
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PARP Inhibitor Active in BRCA Subgroups (CME/CE)

Mar 13 1:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Somatic, germline, BRCA1, BRCA2...
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Weird Pregnancy Aches & Pains that Are Totally Normal (& When to Call the Doctor)

Mar 13 11:45am Pregnancy – Momtastic
Seriously strange things are happening to your body right now. Not every pain means a problem. The post Weird Pregnancy Aches & Pains that Are Totally Normal (& When to Call the Doctor) appeared first on Momtastic.
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From One Impulsive Decision to the Next

Mar 13 8:03am Baby Making Machine
I’ve always had a bit of an impulsive streak inside me. I can’t help but jump head first into new things, look back and ask questions later. Exactly two weeks ago I decided to start a vlog. A video blog for those of you who don’t know. I felt like I needed a pickmeup. Something... read the rest. The post From One Impulsive Decision to the Next appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
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Fertility treatment failure may harm women's heart health

Mar 13 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Women who did not become pregnant after fertility therapy were found to be at greater risk of cardiovascular events than those who gave birth, study finds.
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Study describes potential clinical test and treatment for preterm birth

Mar 13 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Scientists identified a molecular driver of inflammation that may finally answer a key question about what causes mild systemic prenatal infections to trigger preterm birth.
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Gaining Too Little Weight During Pregnancy

Mar 12 8:10pm Health & Parenting
It is important to gain weight during pregnancy. Not only are you housing a developing baby, but also a brand new organ (the placenta), 50\% more blood than usual, some amniotic fluid, and a few extra pounds to keep your baby sustained during breastfeeding. You may worry you are gaining too little weight during pregnancy, and be looking for ways ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Digital Mammo: Better Ca Detection, But Also More Biopsies

Mar 12 7:24pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Mixed findings from radiology consortium analysis...
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More HPV Pathology with Single-Dose Vaccine

Mar 12 7:24pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- But two doses seem to be as effective as three...
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6 Tips for Maintaining Good Posture During Pregnancy

Mar 11 7:10pm Health & Parenting
One of the most common complaints of pregnant women is that their backs, shoulders, and necks hurt. This discomfort during pregnancy is normal considering how drastically pregnancy changes your posture. If your back and abdominal muscles were not in optimal condition before pregnancy, chances are the shift in your weight is putting great strain on the large muscles of your ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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MSK Cancer Alliance: Mainly About Medicine

Mar 11 3:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Bi-directional relationship strengthens regional cancer care...
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Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

Mar 10 7:10pm Health & Parenting
You won’t notice any pregnancy symptoms until implantation occurs. Implantation is when the fertilised egg implants itself in the lining of your uterus. This usually occurs between seven and 10 days after conception. Once the embryo is implanted in your womb, it will start producing pregnancy hormones, and you will begin to notice changes in your body. If you suspect ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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