pregnancy problems

One More Thing to Avoid While Pregnant: Is This In Your Bathroom?

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Environmental health concerns have the FDA trying to decide what to do about the use of common antibacterial compounds, found in things like soaps, detergents and toothpastes. But while they deliberate, scientists are calling attention to the potential risks the compounds have on pregnant women and their fetuses. What? Isn't practically every hand soap... read more

A New Blood Test Finds Mom-to-Be’s Preeclampsia Risk Early

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It only affects 5 to 7 percent of pregnancies in the United States each year, but preeclampsia is a major issue. This cardiovascular disorder is typically detected later in pregnancies (after week 20), and occurs when you have a combination of high blood pressure and protein in your urine. It can have some... read more

Introducing Three-Parent IVF

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You've heard of sperm donors and surrogate mothers, but what about female mitochondria donors? It's only in the research stage right now, but it could be a new part of IVF in two years. The process is called mitochondrial replacement, or "three-parent" IVF. Why three? The baby will have genes from its mother, father,... read more