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2014-05-18 12:20:16

Assessment of sperm quality suggests no association with congenital anomalies ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Birth defects do not appear to be associated with the father's semen quality, according to a new study at the 109(th )Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The study, conducted by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford University and the Texas Department of State Health Services, will be presented to reporters...

2014-05-17 23:03:12

Mirena Lawsuit Plaintiffs Seek Compensatory and Punitive Damages for Uterine Perforations, Ectopic Pregnancy, and Other Personal Injuries Caused by the IUD, the Oliver Law Group Reports Chicago IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 More than 1,800 Mirena IUD lawsuits have been filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals on behalf of women who allegedly suffered uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancy and other personal injuries due to the IUD, The Oliver Law Group reports. According to a Stockholder...

2014-05-16 23:02:13

Egg freezing is the first major advancement in medicine since the birth control pill that has empowered women to take control of their own reproductive health. Join the medical team at Shady Grove Fertility for a live online seminar on egg freezing options. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 On Tuesday, May 20th, Shady Grove Fertility, the nation’s leader in fertility medicine will host a free online seminar about egg freezing also known as fertility preservation. During the program...

2014-05-15 23:02:47

ACLU of Pennsylvania asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sent Attorney General Kathleen Kane a letter today asking her to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. A...

2014-05-15 12:37:37

OAKLAND, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On a February morning in 2013, Tisha Arroyo breathed her first sigh of relief in six months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO She was 24 weeks pregnant, and though the relief of making it past the six-month milestone wouldn't curb her anxiety about the remaining three months of pregnancy, just coming this far was a victory. Three years earlier, Tisha had given birth to her first baby at just 24 weeks and two days, an...

2014-05-15 08:32:43

MARIETTA, Ga., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, processor and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that it will present at the 11(th) Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Parker H. "Pete" Petit, Chairman and CEO, William C. Taylor, President and COO, and Michael J. Senken, Chief Financial Officer, are...

2014-05-13 23:13:28

With 2013 in the wind, the next chapter of surrogacy opportunities has arrived. CARE Surrogacy Center’s influence on the surrogacy world embodies a revitalized spirit, and in particular appears to be a direct offspring of affordable family building options for growing generations to come. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 CARE Surrogacy Center Mexico epitomizes the new, growing generation of intended parents seeking affordable family building options. Affordability has now been grasped....

2014-05-13 16:27:41

Woman's own eggs and in vitro fertilization result in healthy son, new family WINTER PARK, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility C.A.R.E. (Center of Assisted Reproduction & Endocrinology) and the Vivere-Winter Park Fertility Laboratory have announced the first successful delivery of a healthy baby by a 46-year-old woman through in vitro fertilization (IVF) using her biological eggs and specialized reproductive hormone therapies. The Orlando-area woman had never had a...

2014-05-13 16:11:38

UTMB Health Researchers exposed fetal membranes to cigarette smoke, triggering premature aging of placenta A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first to show that premature aging of the placenta due to oxidative stress is the cause of many preterm births. The study appears today in the American Journal of Pathology. Researchers took fetal membranes, exposed them to oxidative stress in a lab setting (specifically cigarette smoke...

2014-05-13 08:32:39

TAMPA, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you the type of person who has to plan everything? Do you like to be surprised? When it comes to finding out the sex of your unborn baby, moms-to-be are usually in search of any clues about the gender of their future bundle of joy. Becoming a parent is one of the most whirlwind journeys you will ever experience, and you will want to remember every moment of your pregnancy. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/86925Photo -...

Latest Pregnancy Reference Libraries

2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'