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  1. FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A morning-sickness medication that was withdrawn from the market 30 years ago has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval under a new name. In its new form, the drug -- formerly called Bendectin and now renamed

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  2. Some Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study. Women who were older than 35, who were overweight or obese, or who smoked were at somewhat higher risk

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  3. Health Essentials Checklist

    If you've decided that you're ready to have a baby, you want to make sure your little one arrives safe and sound. Start by making an appointment for a prepregnancy checkup. You should have this visit up to a year before you want to get pregnant, even if this isn't your first pregnancy. By seeing you

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  4. Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

    Are you ready to have a baby? There's no specific time that's right for everyone, but there are several factors to consider: Some people want to wait until just the right moment to start a family. You might worry that you haven't saved enough money or you haven't gotten the promotion you've been hop

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  5. Getting Pregnant On Your Timeline: Your To-Do List

    Trying to conceive? Use this to-do list for a healthy pregnancy. Visit your doctor for a prepregnancy checkup. Your doctor will let you know how your lifestyle, diet, weight, medications, and medical history can affect your chances of getting pregnant. She may also recommend changes you can make to

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  6. Can You Time Your Pregnancy?

    You're ready to get pregnant, and you'd love to time it just right so that your baby is born when it's best for you. If you're hoping to get pregnant around your work schedule, the seasons, or even your sister's wedding, you should know these six things: You'll have much better luck if you give your

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  7. Your Best Days for Making a Baby

    You're ready to get pregnant, and you want to know when you're most likely to conceive. That means figuring out when you're ovulating. First, review the basics:  You can ovulate anywhere from 13 to 20 days before your period. To get pregnant, you should have sex a few days leading up to and on the d

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  8. Stress During Pregnancy, Heart Risk for Baby?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests. But the findings aren't conclusive, and the effect -- if it exists -- appears to be sma

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  9. Can Your Stress Affect Your Fetus?

    Bringing a new person into the world is no easy task. You worry about everything. Are the foods you eat healthy enough? Is it safe to exercise? How will you juggle work and parenthood once baby arrives? Some stress during pregnancy is normal, just as it is during other times of life. But if stress b

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  10. Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Affect Baby

    March 13, 2013 -- Babies of moms who take antidepressants have a slightly higher risk of being born preterm and other problems. But the risk to the mom and baby of stopping antidepressants may outweigh the risks of using them, new research suggests. The research, an analysis of 23 studies, shows tha

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