Tag Archives: Women

Hormone can help women after miscarriage

A UK study found women with a history of miscarriage who have early bleeding in their next pregnancy could benefit from the hormone progesterone. Researchers from the University of Birmingham said an estimated 4700 babies’ lives per year in the UK could be saved. The research involved 4153 pregnant women who presented with early pregnancy… Read More »

Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics “trading on hope”, the fertility watchdog has warned. Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using “selective success rates” to target older women. IVF is less likely to be successful as a woman gets older.… Read More »