Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
The hormone helps prime cells for implantation, a vital stage in early pregnancy when a fertilised egg attaches to the womb lining, the study suggests.
Couples struggling with infertility issues often experience feelings of intense sadness and loneliness. It can be very difficult to see close friends and acquaintances quickly become pregnant while your own hopes of becoming a mother remain unfulfilled. Here are fertility treatments with top success rates that will help keep your hopes high on Mother’s Day.
Infertility can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of a person or a couple trying to have a baby. It is not uncommon for a person diagnosed with infertility to feel traumatized and alone. National Infertility Awareness Week, celebrated in the last week of April, is intended to send an important message to the millions of people across America suffering from the far-reaching effects infertility – “You are Not Alone.”
Couples facing problems with fertility may sometimes consider using over-the-counter fertility pills to help boost their chances of getting pregnant. Over-the-counter fertility pills are generally cheaper than prescription fertility medications, and the ability to buy them over the counter provides a certain degree of anonymity, which is preferred by some individuals.
Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to health researchers who suggest that by identifying women with abnormally low levels of zinc in breast milk, they may be able to more quickly recognize mothers who might have trouble breast-feeding.
Active and passive smoking are linked to infertility problems and a hastening of the natural menopause before the age of 50, finds a large study published online in the journal Tobacco Control.
Anew study has found that women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years or began their menstrual cycle before turning 13.
Children born by c-section are far more likely to be obese by the time they reach five years old, the biggest ever analysis of the health impacts of caesareans has found.