Pregnancy

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Jun 12, 2009
Now expecting mothers will be able to tell if they are having a boy or a girl by using simple home test that predicts the gender of the baby as early as 10 weeks after conception.

64
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Feb 10, 2010
Many women use home pregnancy tests to find if they are pregnant as early as possible. Home pregnancy tests are easy to use, inexpensive and are claimed to be 99 percent accurate in determining pregnancy. However, there are cases when the results of home pregnancy test can be false negative or false positive. What are the reasons that can make pregnancy test give wrong results?

15
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Jun 01, 2009
Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator is an innovative home pregnancy test that was designed not only to tell if you are pregnant but also indicate when conception occurred.

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Apr 10, 2008
Parents' smoking habits can reduce their chances of conceiving a baby boy by almost half, scientists say.

The study conducted by paediatricians at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine implied that smokers are less likely to have a boy. Besides, smoking during pregnancy may prevent male embryo implanting in the womb and may become a cause for miscarriage.

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Dec 29, 2009
Many women want to know if they are pregnant even before they can buy pregnancy test. You may watch for minor signs and symptoms of pregnancy, especially if it took you quite long to get pregnant. While home pregnancy test or medical test gives more accurate results, you may also feel other subtle signs and symptoms of pregnancy that you can experience quite early

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Oct 02, 2009
Many women, who are trying to conceive, want to know if they are pregnant as early as possible. Using home pregnancy tests is the easiest and the most convenient way to know if you are pregnant at the comfort of your own home.

Home pregnancy test is a tool that is meant to determine if a woman is pregnant from home.

7
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Sep 12, 2008
Scientists developed a medication taken once a month for women suffering from the recurrent miscarriages.

The previous studies conducted by Professor Siobhan Quenby, of School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, at the Liverpool University, showed that women, who underwent numerous miscarriages in the past have a high level of the uterine Natural Killer immune cells.

5
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Nov 10, 2010
Many pregnant women become nervous and worried about their baby's health, especially if it is their first or high-risk pregnancy. Who doesn't know this feeling when you are in a constant state of anxiety and want to know everything that is going on with your unborn baby?

5
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Jul 27, 2010
Premature delivery has always been associated with numerous health risks for a baby. To deal with this problem, students from the Johns Hopkins University have developed a novel device to detect the early signs of preterm labor and help to prevent it.

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Mar 10, 2009
Many pregnant women find themselves wanting particular or unusual food that they do not usually eat. More than 80 percent of all pregnant women have food cravings. According to American Dietic Association the most common food women crave during pregnancy are chocolate, pickles, chips, ice cream and citrus fruits. Why do you have pregnancy cravings and should you indulge in your cravings or stop yourself from eating this food?

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Aug 18, 2011
You cannot fully understand what it's like to be a pregnant woman, until you experience all the difficulties and discomfort of pregnancy yourself.

The Japanese scientists at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology have developed a Mommy Tummy suit that simulates pregnancy sensations.The dads-to-be can wear this pregnancy suit to go though nine months of weight gain, breast enlargement, baby kicks and changes in balance. The suit has a bladder that gradually fills in to increase the weight and imitate weight gain.

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Mar 24, 2011
Parents, expecting their first child, often want to know every detail of their baby's growth. The developers of the PreVue eTextile Device wanted to give parents the possibility to get familiar with baby's growth when it is still in the womb.

The PreVue created by Melody Shiue, an industrial designer of the University of New South Wales, that looks like a pregnancy belt, features a electronic textile screen with a specially designed ultrasonic layer that shows the image of the baby, baby's movements, kicks and smiles during its fetal development.

This innovative gadget concept was created to help parents bond with their child, making both parents, especially fathers see what's going on with their child even before it is born.

While this great device is not available yet, the idea of developing a device that makes "fetal visualization" so easy is incredible and quite difficult to implement.

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Feb 25, 2009
Pregnancy is associated with feelings of happiness and excitement, but for some moms-to-be pregnancy can become one of the most difficult times. Depression affects around 10 to 30 percent of pregnant women, though the percentage of depressed pregnant women can be higher due to the fact that most of them hesitate to report about this problem to their health care professional.

4
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Aug 27, 2010
Nowadays many parents want to raise smart and healthy children, beginning from the womb. Playing music to your unborn child is not a new idea and you can find a number of sound systems, like the Ritmo, designed especially for this purpose.

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Jan 23, 2010
If you care not only about physical development of your future baby, but his or her psychological well-being, start playing music during pregnancy. Now you can use Ritmo Advanced Pregnancy Sound System specially designed by Nuvo Group for this purpose.


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Dec 09, 2010
Every new mom wants to look as beautiful during pregnancy as before it, especially with those skin changes that occur due to hormonal fluctuations.

But not all skin care products will be suitable for expecting mothers. Surely, none of them would want to expose them and their little ones to toxic chemicals found in many skin care essentials.

3
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Nov 03, 2010
Good sleep is very important for everyone, but pregnant women need it more than anyone else. During the second and the third trimester, many women find it difficult to sleep soundly as the growing belly makes them feel uncomfortable, which leads to sleepless nights. You have to sleep on your side, but without the proper support, this can be difficult.

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Mar 24, 2008
Scientists developed a test able to predict a risk of miscarriage for pregnant woman. The test measures the level of anandamide, a naturally occurring 'cannabis' in pregnant women who may have a negative outcome of their pregnancy.

Justin Konje, a professor and his colleagues at the University of Leicester, said that they managed to use their method of measuring the level of naturally occurring cannabis anandamide to foresee the possible risk of miscarriage in women with viable baby and having vaginal bleeding. The high level of anandamide indicates that woman is at increased risk of miscarriage.

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Sep 14, 2007


According to the report presented by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, women infected with HIV, who become pregnant are less likely to develop AIDS.

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Sep 04, 2007

Problems, that pregnant women might go through, including insufficient sleep, difficulty in sleep initiation, very short duration of sleep, as well as loud snoring and hard breathing are the main results of passive exposure to smoking.



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