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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Heart Irregularities and Pregnancy Complication

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart abnormalities between pregnancies may help spot which women with a history of pregnancy-related high blood pressure (preeclampsia) might have an increased risk for the condition in future pregnancies, researchers rep

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    4. Preemie Birth Risk May Rise for Depressed Parents

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's known that an expectant mother's mental and emotional health can affect her baby. New research, however, finds that depression in either the father or the mother may be linked to an increased likelihood of preterm birth. S

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    5. Pregnancy After 40 May Boost This Risk Later

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who become pregnant at age 40 or older may face a greater risk of a "bleeding" stroke later in life, new research suggests. "Women who have a pregnancy after the age of 40 appear to have a higher chance, 15 or 2

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    6. Lots of Fish in Pregnancy and Kids' Obesity Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies whose mothers eat high amounts of fish during pregnancy appear to be at raised risk for obesity in childhood, and pollutants in the fish may drive the effect, a new study finds. A research team led by Dr. Leda Chatz

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    7. This Antidepressant Linked to Postpartum Bleeding

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) appears to increase a pregnant woman's risk of excess bleeding following labor, researchers say. Effexor, a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), was linked with a m

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    8. Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn't designed to pro

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    9. Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests. The tiny treat may also reduce the risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadl

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    10. Too Much, Too Little Sleep and Pregnancy Weight

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests. "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher D

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