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Women are 72% more likely to suffer a miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy if they have a low body mass index before they become pregnant, but can reduce their risk of miscarriage significantly by taking supplements and eating fresh fruit and vegetables, according to study findings published online today.

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Conception takes place in three basic stages: ovulation, then fertilization, and the division of the fertilized egg, which then implants in the uterus - which it isn’t until then when pregnancy and the conception of baby is considered a success! If you are trying to conceive, keep reading these conception tips and your chances of getting pregnant and having a baby are greater.

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For women who have had unexplained recurrent miscarriages, treatment with aspirin or another blood-thinner to prevent blood clots seems to improve their chances of delivering a live infant, researchers in Israel report.

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A lot of the emails we receive about contraception are from people who are too embarrassed to pose their questions to their GPs. Here, I present a sample of the commonest queries – beginning with some that arrive regularly from younger people.

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In 2005, there are so many different types of contraception available that pretty well any woman (or perhaps we should say ‘any couple’) should be able to find the right method for them – though you may have to try several different things before you hit on the one you like most.
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Australians may be paying for their poor diets with more than clogged arteries and expanding waistlines. According to one self-proclaimed “sexpert”, their sex lives may suffer too.

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