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Middleton's 2nd Pregnancy: Is Short Spacing Healthy?
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September 9th, 2014
Duchess Kate Middleton is pregnant again, about 13 months after giving birth to her first child, but is such a short time between pregnancies healthy?
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DIY Vaginal Ultrasounds Could Reduce Trips to the Doctor
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July 23rd, 2014
Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be able to cut down on their trips to the doctor, thanks to a technology that allows them to perform vaginal ultrasounds at home.
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Flu Shot Recommended for All Pregnant Women
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August 19th, 2014
Pregnant? Then you should get a flu shot, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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Parents of Children with Autism Less Likely to Have More Kids
June 18th, 2014
Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to have more children after their first child is diagnosed or shows signs of the disorder, a new study suggests.
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Liberal and Conservative States Equally Clueless About Abortions
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August 18th, 2014
Americans living in politically liberal states and those in conservative states have an equally low understanding of abortion's health effects and the laws regarding the procedure, a new national survey finds.
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Stay Up Late? How It Could Hurt Your Fertility
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July 15th, 2014
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant may want to think about avoiding light at night, a new review of research suggests.
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