Pregnancy

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Epigenetics and Pregnancy

Heredity and genetics determine a number of key traits in offspring. But When genes are mutated, or damaged, these mutations can change the DNA code and increase a person’s likelihood of developing certain diseases.

05/08/2015

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A Healthier Stomach

Pain, constipation, bloating, gas and other digestive issues – definitely not dinner table talk in most homes. But, they are common, and in some cases, very serious matters for women that need frank and honest answers.

05/08/2015

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Report Finds Mass. Teen Birth Rate At Its Lowest

A new report released Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health suggests the state’s teen birth rate is the lowest ever been.

12/12/2014

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

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Study Links Prenatal Chemical Exposure To Asthma Risk

A new study links prenatal exposure to some household chemicals and a child’s risk of developing asthma.

09/17/2014

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Brigham & Women’s To Offer Laughing Gas To Laboring Moms

Soon there will be another option to relieve the pain of childbirth at one local hospital.

07/24/2014

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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

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Secondary Infertility Becoming More Common

More couples are finding their dreams of having a second child are not coming true.

02/04/2014

Hypnobirth

Some Expecting Moms Turning To ‘Hypnobirthing’

Delivering a baby is a very stressful time, but some couples say they found a way to help them stay calm. It’s called “Hypnobirthing.”

12/02/2013

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I-Team: Medical Procedure Causing Horrific Side Effects

Women say Essure, tiny coils implanted in the fallopian tubes, are causing horrific side effects.

11/01/2013

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