Four women with transplanted wombs are trying to get pregnant with IVF

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Doctors successfully transplanted wombs into nine women.

Four women who underwent womb transplants have received embryos in an attempt to get pregnant, according to Swedish doctors. The women are the recipients of wombs from their mothers or other relatives, as part of an experiment to see whether a womb transplant can yield a successful pregnancy. The embryos are the result of in vitro fertilization before the women had their transplants.

 

 

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How Target knows when it’s shoppers are pregnant

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Target tries to hook parents-to-be at that crucial moment.

You share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers every time you go shopping. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need, and which coupons are most likely to make you happy. For example, Target has figured out how to data-mine its way into your womb, to figure out whether you have a baby on the way long before you need to start buying diapers.

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Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise Among Pregnant Women

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Breast cancer rates are on the rise among pregnant waomen because women are waiting longer to have children.

Breast cancer rates among pregnant women are on the increase because would-be parents are waiting longer to have children, an expert has warned.  The diagnosis of the disease in expectant mothers leads to a terrible dilemma as the treatment can be devastating for the unborn child.

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Why Pregnant Women Can’t Get a Seat on the Bus

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The majority of expectant mothers cannot find a seat on buses and trains because their fellow passengers cannot distinguish between a pregnant woman’s bump and the figure of an obese woman, it was claimed.
According to two surveys, many commuters are choosing not to relinquish their seats because they are uncertain if women are really pregnant or not, while in other cases selfishness was thought to be a factor.
More than four in five pregnant women questioned by parenting website gurgle.com said they had been made to remain standing on public transport.
The 1,000 women questioned were in their third trimester, at 29-40 weeks, meaning almost half may have been suffering from swollen feet, severe nausea and dizziness.
In a separate poll, more than half of women surveyed by Tommy’s, the baby charity, said it was unusual for someone to give up their seat to them.
Nifa McLaughlin, editor of gurgle.com, told the Daily Mail: “It is ridiculous that the health of young mums is being put at risk because of embarrassment.
“It is worth risking a red face if it ensures that a pregnant woman is able to complete a crowded rush-hour journey safely.”
In an effort to eliminate any doubts for commuters, Mothercare has issued a “Baby on Board” badge for pregnant mothers in the hope they will be offered seats more readily.
Via The Telegraph

The majority of expectant mothers cannot find a seat on buses and trains because their fellow passengers cannot distinguish between a pregnant woman’s bump and the figure of an obese woman, it was claimed.

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Obesity is Becoming an Increasing Burden in the Maternity Ward

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One in five women are obese when they become pregnant.

As Americans have grown fatter over the last generation, inviting more heart disease, diabetes and premature deaths, all that extra weight has also become a burden in the maternity ward, where babies take their first breath of life. 

About one in five women are obese when they become pregnant, meaning they have a body mass index of at least 30, as would a 5-foot-5 woman weighing 180 pounds, according to researchers with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And medical evidence suggests that obesity might be contributing to record-high rates of Caesarean sections and leading to more birth defects and deaths for mothers and babies.

 

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Pregnant Male Seahorses Selectively Abort and Consume Young from Ugly Females

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Seahorses and a few related fish are the only species where the males can get pregnant. These males take eggs from females and nurture them in their brood pouches. Researchers have discovered that these males may selectively abort young resulting from mating with less attractive females. The above video, which is preceded by a commercial, describes the results of this study. From Scientific American…

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An Unintended Consequence of Mass Layoffs: Fewer Boys Being Born

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Here’s a rather unexpected result of mass layoffs and high unemployment: the stress causes pregnant women to spontaneously abort more males, thus contributing to future gender gap.

To our ancient ancestors, those signs would presumably be signals of impending drought or other natural disaster, which would indicate a coming food scarcity. [Ralph] Catalano and colleagues concluded the closest thing we have today is the announcement of mass layoffs at major employers, which impacts “the degree to which the larger population perceives a threat to its economic security.”

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Eating Bacon and Eggs Could Help Moms-to-Be Boost Intelligence of Unborn Baby

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Scientists have found that a chemical in pork products and eggs can help the growing brain to develop.  A new study suggests that the micronutrient, called choline, is critical to helping babies in the womb develop parts of their brains linked to memory and recall.

 

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Microwaves May Be Harmful During Pregnancy

Microwaves May Be Harmful During Pregnancy

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It is hard to believe but true that the microwave oven you use to make food could be harmful to your unborn child, especially when the device is old or is wrongly used. Tests have shown that microwaves emit harmful electromagnetic radiation which could harm embryos and could lead to miscarriage.

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