Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says study

The study suggests that exposure to rotating night and day shifts, even if only in early pregnancy, may adversely affect maternal metabolic and pregnancy outcomes

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says studyNew research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchers

Fathers’ faulty sperm could be an underlying cause of repeated miscarriages, which have typically been attributed to health problems with the mother, according to a new study

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchersThe early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels […]

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatment

Marisha Chaplin, 26, and Jon Hibbs, 29, who met while undergoing cancer treatment, had already had a daughter through IVF but could not afford a second round. A band of social media mums secretly raised £2,000 for the couple, despite never having met them

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatmentA couple who underwent IVF treatment paid for by friends from a Facebook group have had a baby girl. Marisha Chaplin gave birth to Isla on Saturday via Caesarean section. The new mother-of-two, from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, said she broke the news to members of the Facebook group as soon as she could. “I messaged them […]

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds study

Men who wear boxers most of the time may be more fertile than those who opt for jockeys and briefs, a new study suggests

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds studyWearing looser underpants could be a simple way for men to improve their sperm count and the hormones that control it, a US study suggests. In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in the US, boxer short wearers had a 25% higher sperm concentration than men […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm quality

Grazing on nuts may boost men’s fertility, according to doctors who found that a daily snack of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts increased the number and quality of the sperm men produced

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm qualityMen who ate about two handfuls of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts daily for 14 weeks improved their sperm count and had more viable ‘swimmers’, scientists found. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet. Researchers said there was growing evidence a healthy diet […]

7 common causes of miscarriages

There is no experience more difficult than having to go through a miscarriage during pregnancy. Miscarriage is not only physically taxing, but very emotionally challenging as well. Yet, pregnancy loss can be even harder to deal with especially when it occurs time and time again

7 common causes of miscarriagesOne out of every 5 to 6 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage i.e. the pregnancy is lost. And if it happens three times in a row to a woman, then it can be disastrous. Recurrent pregnancy loss is one such situation which carries the burden of immense emotional stress to the couple concerned. To understand […]

‘Fertility yoga is one of the best ways to support reproductive health’

Fertility Yoga is one of the best ways to support reproductive health as it reduces stress in your life and subsequently prepares you for conception and pregnancy

‘Fertility yoga is one of the best ways to support reproductive health’As professional success has become one of the priorities among the modern-day individuals, stress and its associated health problems have also become increasingly prevalent. Even though their consequences may not be visible immediately; late nights, short deadlines, packed schedules, and hurried lifestyles impact both your physical and mental well-being. Infertility is one of the most […]

Researchers inch closer in understanding true cause of PCOS

The most common cause of female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), may be caused by a hormonal imbalance before birth

Researchers inch closer in understanding true cause of PCOSResearchers have been able to cure it in mice, and a clinical trial in human women is due to begin later this year, the New Scientist reports. PCOS affects up to one in five women worldwide, it says. It affects how a woman’s ovaries work – symptoms include irregular periods and difficulty getting pregnant. “It’s […]

Can we promise pregnancy to every woman today?

Today, fertility treatment is purely scientific and precise, targeted to determining the cause and treating it. Besides, almost every hurdle can be overcome with the help of amazing options. For example, a woman without a uterus can still have her own child by borrowing another’s womb!

Can we promise pregnancy to every woman today?In a normal couple During normal sexual activity, semen which consist of millions of sperms, is deposited in the vagina. From there the active and motile sperms travel into the fallopian tube to meet the egg which is released from the ovary once a month. This is where fertilization of the egg occurs. The fertilised […]
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