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    1. Repeat C-Sections May Not Harm Baby's Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There appears to be little increased risk to a child's health if a woman has a planned cesarean delivery after a prior C-section, a new study out of Scotland finds. Still, C-section does come with risks, experts noted, a

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    2. Lack of Stem Cells: Key to Repeat Miscarriages?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of stem cells in the lining of the uterus may cause recurrent miscarriages, a new study suggests. "We have discovered that the lining of the womb in the recurrent miscarriage patients we studied is already defectiv

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    3. Uterus Transplant Recipient: Operation ‘a Gift’

      (Editor's note: The Cleveland Clinic said on March 9 that Lindsey "experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus." The clinical trial is ongoing.) March 7, 2016 -- A 26-year-old woman who received a donor uterus in the first U.S. uterine transplant says she con

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    4. Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to longstanding concerns, pregnant older women who have their labor induced near their due date may not face an increased risk of needing a cesarean section, a new clinical trial suggests. British researchers foun

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    5. 4 Myths About Miscarriages

      When Christopher Blake's wife got pregnant for the first time, the couple didn't read up on anything that could go wrong. "We were afraid we would 'jinx' the pregnancy," he recalls. So when his wife had a miscarriage, they felt completely unprepared. The second time she got pregnant, they did the op

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    6. Urinary Incontinence Risk Up After Vaginal Birth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth vaginally are slightly more likely to develop urinary incontinence afterward compared to women who have cesarean sections, according to Finnish researchers. However, experts in the United States stress

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    7. 'Preemie' Babies May Face Long-Term Anesthesia Risks

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children born prematurely may be at risk for complications from anesthesia and sedation at least into young adulthood, a new study suggests. "Perhaps we should look at these children differently and provide different car

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    8. 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. You can try to pick out your most fertile days on your own, but there are tests and kits that can give you a clearer idea of the best time for baby-making. First, re

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    9. The Social Side of Pregnancy

      If you’ve spent time online lately, you’ve probably come across plenty of pregnancy-related pictures and updates. Most expectant moms turn to the Internet for information and advice and to share what they’re going through. But how much should you reveal on social media -- and at what point in your p

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    10. Not Your Mom's Pregnancy

      From getting pregnant to timing contractions during labor, there’s an app for nearly every part of your pregnancy. There are even apps that can help you name your baby and take the perfect selfie of your growing bump. “Overall, the explosion in pregnancy-related apps is great,” says Alyssa Dweck, MD

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