Yale study: Pregnancy risk higher with new sterilization technique

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Women who used a new method of sterilization called hysteroscopic sterilization had a 10 times greater risk of pregnancy after one year than those who used the older laparoscopic sterilization method. This new finding by Yale School of Medicine researchers is published in the April 21 issue of the journal Contraception. According to the Yale […] [Read More]

Yale study: Fertility treatments need not lead to multiple births

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While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn’t have to be the case, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues, who recommend sweeping changes to policy and clinical practice in a study […] [Read More]
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Baby Fair at Griffin Hospital May 3

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  Expectant parents, new parents and their families can get a good feel for the area’s maternity and child care resources from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at Griffin Hospital’s 2014 Annual Baby Fair. Held at The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby, this free event features more […] [Read More]
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Study: Aspirin doesn’t prevent pregnancy loss

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Though health care providers sometimes prescribe aspirin to women who have lost past pregnancy, a recent study shows that this therapy likely isn’t helpful. A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the […] [Read More]
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Study: Stress may keep women from getting pregnant

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Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now researchers are saying that the stress these couples feel may be playing a role in their infertility. A study out of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that women with high levels of alpha-amylase – a biological indicator of […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Women know little about own reproductive health

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A new study by the Yale School of Medicine researchers provides insight into how much women of reproductive age in the United States know about reproductive health. Published in the Jan. 27 issue of Fertility & Sterility, the study found that about 50 percent of reproductive-age women had never discussed their reproductive health with a […] [Read More]

March of Dimes urges pregnant women to get flu shot

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With flu now cited as widespread across Connecticut by health officials, the March of Dimes reminds pregnant women that getting a “flu” vaccine during pregnancy is safe for both mother and her unborn baby and can protect both of them from the influenza virus infection and its possible health consequences. Health complications resulting from influenza […] [Read More]
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No post-Sandy baby boom in Connecticut

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Maybe Connecticut couples just don’t like being alone in the dark together. Though other regions of the Northeast, including New Jersey reported that Hurricane Sandy — which crashed into the tri-state area last October — caused a spike in birth rates, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Connecticut. “There was no potential impact […] [Read More]

Even if you’re the Duchess, labor can take forever

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You would You would think being a Duchess would mean getting to gloss over some of life’s more painful experiences — such as being in labor for over nine hours. Alas, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and expectant mom of one the most anticipated babies in years must go through life biological necessities, just […] [Read More]
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Study: Antihistamines during pregnancy linked to poor birth outcomes

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Women with the same pregnancy condition that afflicted Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton might be putting their unborn babies at risk if they take an antihistamine to help them sleep through their bouts of debilitating nausea. That’s according to a study released today out of the University of California Los Angeles. The study, reportedly the […] [Read More]