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Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates
Lucy Liu
August 28th, 2015
There are many reasons why women and couples chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment.
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Want 1, 2 or 3 Kids? Study Estimates When to Start Building Your Family
A young couple goes on a road trip
August 7th, 2015
A new study estimates the maximum age at which couples should start trying to become pregnant, depending on how many children they want.
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Your Birth Month May Predict Your Risk for Certain Diseases
cute baby boy under blue blanket
June 10th, 2015
Your birthday isn't just for horoscopes; it can predict your risk for disease.
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Man's 'Bionic Penis' Is Not So Rare After All
man covering his crotch
August 25th, 2015
A man in the United Kingdom made headlines recently when he had surgery to give him a so-called "bionic penis," but experts say the man actually had a penile implant — a device that is not uncommon.
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National Tragedies Could Harm Pregnant Women's Mental Health
Pregnant Woman
July 23rd, 2015
The MH17 crash temporarily increased depression symptoms among pregnant women in the Netherlands, where many of the plane's passengers lived.
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Most Americans Believe Miscarriage Myths
Pregnant mother
May 8th, 2015
Miscarriages are common, but the majority of Americans still think they occur rarely, a new survey finds.
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6 Myths About Miscarriage
A pregnant woman talks with her doctor.
August 12th, 2015
Although miscarriage is very common, secrecy about pregnancy loss has lent itself to pervasive myths.
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Is It Ethical to Choose a Baby's Sex? Kim & Kanye Fuel Debate
Kim Kardashian, photographed in 2010
June 24th, 2015
Rumors claim that celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose their baby's sex during an in vitro fertilization procedure. Is such sex selection ethical, or is it a slippery slope toward designer babies?
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Vaginal Delivery After C-Section Often Safe
Pregnant Woman
May 20th, 2015
Women who've had cesarean sections don't usually try to give birth vaginally with their next children. But a new study finds that those who do may have a relatively low rate of complications.
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