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    1. All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have uphel

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    2. Sperm's 'Shield' Might Play Role in Fertility

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs. While it's too early to know if the research will lead to any

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    3. Common Antibacterials and Growth of Fetus

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests. The antibacterial triclosan appeared in

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    4. 8 Early Signs of Pregnancy

      You haven't missed your period yet, but something seems different. Are there other clues that you're pregnant? Some women notice changes in their energy level, mood, or breasts -- a lot like having PMS. Other signs might take you by surprise, like fainting, a shift in your sense of smell, or more ba

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    5. Rocker or Glider Features

      Babies love the soothing back-and-forth motion of a rocker. Moms love the calming effect it has on their crying infant -- and the chance to get off their feet and relax for a few minutes while they nurse. Rockers are a win-win, if you find the right one. Here's what to look for: Old-fashioned wooden

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    6. Obstetric Complication Rates in Hospitals

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American woman's odds of encountering a complication during childbirth may depend on where she delivers, a new study suggests. The study finds that about 13 percent of U.S. deliveries involve a complication, and

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    7. Blood Test May Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds. The test would measure the concentration of folate (a form of vitamin B) in a pregnant women's red blood c

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    8. Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

      July 25, 2014 -- Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows. Women who have had miscarriages are often given blood tests to check for genetic problems that may lead to blood clots. These inherited clotting problems affect

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    9. Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies seem to learn even before they're born, a new study suggests. By the time women are 34 weeks pregnant, their unborn babies can respond to the sound of their mother's voice reciting a familiar nursery rhyme,

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    10. Obesity During Pregnancy and Asthma Risk in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those wh

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