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Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness

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More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, and many are not aware of the implications their illness has for childbearing, according...

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years

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A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy – even going back to adolescence – according to a new paper. The article in the latest edition...

Women on some asthma medications take longer to conceive

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Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide. However, the study of more than 5600 women...

Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF

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Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos give infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City,...

Conception while using an IUD puts infants at risk

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Women who conceive while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) have a greater risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight babies, bacterial infections, or losing a fetus, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of...

How can we give children a healthier start to life?

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Pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy are invited to take part in the BABY1000 study, exploring how our first 1000 days might influence our risk of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in...

Conflict of interest in the IVF industry

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An Australian-first study into the commercialisation of IVF treatments has found that some professionals in the artificial reproductive technology (ART) industry believe that there is a conflict of interest between IVF clinics operating as...

Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy

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More than 40 percent of women are deficient in iodine, an essential mineral in developing healthy brains in babies, new research out of Westmead has found. Lead researcher Dr Jenny Gunton, from the Westmead Institute...

Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception

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Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman’s remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women...

What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age?

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Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has...
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