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The Downside of Delayed Childbearing

by | December 1st, 2010

Most developed countries face similar population problems. The number of births is down and with increasing life expectancy, the proportion of the older, retired population is increasing. This leads to aging of the population that has significant economic consequences. Whereas decades ago it was rare for women to work full-time, today most women enjoy equal work benefits and many pursue professional careers. This leads to a delay in the first pregnancy and fewer overall pregnancies per couple. Trying to start a family at an older age is also associated with an increased need for infertility services. The average age of women undergoing fertility treatment is increasing and the proportion of cycles in which donor eggs must be used is also on the rise.

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Obesity Increases Pregnancy Risks (Guest Writer)

by | July 25th, 2010

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is warning that obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of several complications, including high blood pressure, a serious condition called preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. The ACOG opinion, published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, says obese women also are more likely to miscarry, to need…Read the Rest of Article

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Healthy Start

by | October 25th, 2009

Healthy Start Becoming a parent is a major commitment filled with many challenges, and rewards. Pregnancy can be an exciting, fulfilling, delightful time. It can also be a time of uncertainty and change. Many aspects of pregnancy are part of the natural process over which you have no control. However, you can control many important…Read the Rest of Article

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