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    1. Fertility Supplement Looks Promising

      Nov. 24, 2003 -- FertilityBlend -- a mixture of herbs, vitamins, and minerals -- looks promising to help women get pregnant without the risk of multiple births. FertilityBlend is already available in Europe. Studies there on the main ingredient, chasteberry, have suggested that it helps restore the

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    2. Long Time to Conceive Can Cause Problems

      Oct. 29, 2003 -- Women who take longer than a year to get pregnant are more likely to have low birth weight babies or need a cesarean section. A newly reported Danish study found that women who get pregnant after more than a year of trying were up to twice as likely to require a C-section or have ba

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    3. Couples May Change After Miscarriage

      Oct. 8, 2003 -- Pregnancy loss can greatly affect a couple's relationship. It can either tear them apart, or bring them closer together. A new study shows the outcome all depends on how they handle it. "This is an outcome of pregnancy loss that has not yet been named, but it can have a serious effec

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    4. Menstrual Cycle Proves More Complex

      July 10, 2003 -- New research may help explain why the rhythm method fails so many couples and offers further evidence that the monthly window of fertility may vary from woman to woman. The findings suggest that family planning methods that rely on the calendar just don't work for a significant perc

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    5. Uterus Transplant Works -- in Mice

      July 2, 2003 -- Infertile women may one day have a new fertility option: Uterus transplants. A Swedish research team has announced several successful pregnancies in mice that received uterus transplants. It's the first time a womb transplant has worked in any animal. "These are the first true transp

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    6. IVF, ICSI Babies as Healthy as Others

      July 2, 2003 -- Babies born with the assistance of the infertility treatments in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) don't face any more health problems than babies conceived by natural means, according to the longest-running study to date. Researchers say the study

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    7. Dad's Age Raises Down Syndrome Risk, Too

      July 1, 2003 -- Older fathers may contribute just as much as older mothers to the dramatic increase in Down syndrome risk faced by babies born to older couples. A new study found that older fathers were responsible for up to 50% of the rise in Down syndrome risk when the mother was also over 40. Res

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    8. Male Biological Clock is Ticking, Too

      June 26, 2003 - It takes two to tango, and when it comes to making a baby, the age of both dancers may play an equally important role. A new study shows that the age of the male partner can have just as big an impact on fertility and the time it takes to successfully conceive a child as the age of t

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    9. How Stress Causes Miscarriage

      June 5, 2003 -- Stress has long been suspected as a possible cause of miscarriage, with several studies indicating an increased risk among women reporting high levels of emotional or physical turmoil in their early months of pregnancy or just before conception. But while a relationship has been note

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    10. Infertility Treatments and Miscarriage?

      May 2, 2003 -- Women who undergo assisted reproductive treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, have no greater risk of miscarriages than women who conceive naturally, a new report shows. It's been a worry for women, the possibility that assisted reproductive technologies (ART) could cause more m

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