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    1. Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two plastics chemicals -- bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates -- may reduce the reproductive ability of both men and women, according to a new pair of small, early studies. Women with high levels of BPA in their blood have an 80

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    2. Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- There may be good news for moms-to-be: A new study finds that women in labor and delivery may not have to forgo all nutrition or rely solely on ice chips to rehydrate, as is typically the case now. Researchers say that allowin

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    3. Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins: Study

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A vaginal delivery for women pregnant with twins may be just as safe as a planned cesarean-section delivery of the babies, a new study says. In the hands of an experienced obstetrician, there are no differences in serious adve

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    4. Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Young children exposed to epilepsy drugs in the womb are at increased risk of having impaired fine motor skills, according to a new study. Exposure to the drugs in breast milk, however, does not appear to pose a threat. Rese

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    5. Skin Care During Pregnancy

      You're probably looking forward to the radiant, flawless glow that's supposed to come with pregnancy. While it's true that pregnancy hormones can change your skin, don’t expect a perfect complexion and nothing else. The skin on your breasts, belly, and other places will change, too. "Your skin gets

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    6. Makeup Tips for Skin Changes During Pregnancy

      Radiant. Glowing. That's the look you want during pregnancy. We’ve got you covered. These expert tips will help show off your features and hide problem areas so your beauty shines through. Skin Discoloration Seeing dark spots? These will probably fade away after pregnancy, but why wait? Here’s how t

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    7. The Truth About Pregnancy Stretch Marks

      Many things change after you have a baby -- schedules, sleep time, and sense of freedom, to name a few. Along with a changing schedule, there are the many physical changes you’ll see. Chief among them is stretch marks. For many women, stretch marks are as much a part of having a baby as diapers and

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    8. Hair Care During Pregnancy

      When you find out you’re pregnant, there’s more to look forward to than the birth of your child. Prepare yourself for 9 months of good hair days, too. "I always tell my patients that their hair will be the best it's ever been -- lush, full. Enjoy it!" says Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist with

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    9. After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?

      The first time Stephanie Himel-Nelson got pregnant, in October 2000, it was by accident. She was in law school, and her delivery date was scheduled to fall during her bar exam. "I was really torn and conflicted about it," she recalls. It was only when she miscarried that Himel-Nelson and her husband

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    10. Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with a body-mass index (BMI) that is too low or too high are at increased risk for complications and additional hospitalization, according to a new Scottish study. BMI is a measurement of body fat based on height

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