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2014-05-08 08:31:15

CR releases most comprehensive info ever on C-section rates for individual U.S. hospitals, covering 1,500 hospitals in 22 states YONKERS, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a much better job than others at helping mothers avoid unnecessary C-sections. Consumer Reports' Ratings are the largest one-stop shop for consumers to compare hospitals on C-section rates. The Ratings...

2014-05-07 08:55:45

Mothers in the United States who have unintended pregnancies return to work sooner after childbirth than mothers whose pregnancy was intended, according to a study led by Dr. Rada K. Dagher, assistant professor of health services administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. This is the first study to examine pregnancy intention and return to work after childbirth. “We know that it’s better for women to take time off after childbirth to take care of their...

2014-05-06 23:09:23

After three frustrating years of trying to get pregnant, Amy Stringer, the wife of a Navy helicopter pilot, turned to Reproductive Partners for help. On May 11, she will celebrate her first Mother’s Day. La Jolla, CA. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Infertility is on the rise in the United States and across the globe. As a result, more and more couples are turning to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to start their families. Physicians at Reproductive Partners - UCSD Regional Fertility Center say...

2014-05-05 23:11:52

The Cade Foundation Raises $30,000 to Support Families Battling Infertility and Philadelphia Family Wins Free IVF Cycle at 2014 Philadelphia Fertilivine Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Local fertility clinic, RMA of Philadelphia, and the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (Cade Foundation) partnered together to host a festive wine tasting (FertilivineTM) to raise awareness for those struggling with infertility. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund the Cade Foundation’s...

2014-05-05 10:37:56

The rise and diversification of bi- and tricellular pollen in flowering plants With the bursting of spring, pollen is in the air. Most of the pollen that is likely tickling your nose and making your eyes water is being dispersed in a sexually immature state consisting of only two cells (a body cell and a reproductive cell) and is not yet fertile. While the majority of angiosperm species disperse their pollen in this early, bicellular, stage of sexual maturity, about 30% of flowering plants...

2014-05-02 23:09:22

In a recent effort to help find surrogate mothers in the United States for couples, Open Arms Consultants turned to social media for help. Many women responded, but with questions. Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Within the last two weeks, Open Arms Consultants has changed their approach to helping couples find their surrogate mothers through the use of Facebook. With so many couples in need of a surrogate mother, Open Arms Consultants began posting a brief bio of their couples to...

2014-05-02 08:25:34

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being a mother involves major responsibilities and love. That's why it's important to take steps before, during and after pregnancy. If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, consider the following: 1. Plan your pregnancy -- If you have doubts about pregnancy and motherhood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a section titled My Reproductive Life Plan that provides a series of tips to help you....

2014-05-01 23:09:11

On Wednesday, May 7, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will host its annual Advocacy Day and welcome more than 145 advocates from 23 states. Infertility advocates will meet with Members of Congress to gain support for three critical pieces of legislation that would increase access to family building options. McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 On Wednesday, May 7, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will host its annual Advocacy Day and welcome more than 145 advocates...

2014-05-01 16:31:24

Families celebrate overcoming infertility with the help of advanced reproductive technology DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 11 percent of American couples wanting to have children experience difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Many of these couples fear they will never be able to celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day. Thanks to the advanced technology and expert care available at Vivere-Dallas Surgery Center & Fertility Laboratory,...

Infertile Women Want More Support: Study
2014-05-01 03:33:41

[ Watch The Video: Study Shows Infertile Women Want More Support ] Amy Mattson, The University of Iowa Many women coping with infertility count on relatives or close friends for encouragement and assistance. But according to research at the University of Iowa, when it comes to support, women may not be receiving enough—or even the right kind. “Infertility is a more prevalent issue than people realize. It affects one in six couples, and in almost all cases, women want more...

Latest Reproduction Reference Libraries

Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

Seed Saving
2013-05-18 07:22:11

Seed saving is the preserving of seeds from mature vegetables, herbs, and flowers used in subsequent years along with bulbs and tubers. Home gardeners have saved seeds for generations and the practice is now becoming common with organic farmers as well as permaculturists. Growers will clone plants so as not to produce seeds keeping the plant “true to type” to the parent plant. True to type refers to the characteristics of the parent plant such as large fruit/blooms. Plants...

Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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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  • 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.
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