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Birth control pills can temporarily reduce a woman’s future fertility

A recent study suggests that being on birth control pills can temporarily reduce a woman’s fertility. Researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital measured the levels of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicles (AFC), in 833 women between the ages of 19 and 46 years old. AMH and AFC are common indicators of the quantity of a […]

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Older women using donor eggs at greater risk of preeclampsia and high blood pressure

A growing number of women are using donor eggs to have a child when their egg quality has declined due to advanced age. A recent study conducted in France suggests that older women who have babies using donor eggs, could be at greater risk for hypertension (high blood pressure) and preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy […]

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1 in 10 pregnant women at risk of developing gestational diabetes

A recent report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that as many as 1 in 10 pregnant women develop the complication of gestational diabetes. The researchers used the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Questionnaire and state birth certificate records to compare rates of gestational diabetes from 2007-2008 to 2009-2010. They […]

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Stress may reduce sperm quality

It has long been assumed that stress affects women’s fertility, although the research findings on the relationship between stress and fertility for women have been mixed. The same appears to be true for men. A recent study published in the journal, Fertility and Sterility, suggests that psychological stress is also harmful to sperm quality. The […]

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