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Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage

“Women working night shifts are exposed to light at night which disrupts their circadian rhythm and decreases the release of melatonin,” lead author Dr Luise Molenberg Begtrup explained. “Melatonin has been shown to be important in maintaining a successful pregnancy, possibly by preserving the function of the placenta.” To take a closer look at the […]

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Women’s health: Here’s what you can do to prevent a miscarriage

Here are several tips you can apply to lessen risk of pregnancy loss. Observe hand washing It is important to practice good hand hygiene. Catching a great number of viral or bacterial infections causing miscarriage, infant deaths or stillbirths can be easily avoided with proper hand washing. Get checked by your doctor or midwife Seek […]

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Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns study

Would-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. Women whose partner quit smoking around the time of conception had an 18% lower risk of miscarriage than those whose smoking partner didn’t quit, the study […]

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