Family Planning


Four in five women are concerned about the current method of contraception used for birth control, yet two in five have stayed with their chosen method for five or more years. That’s according to a new survey carried out in the US by Schering-Plough, which also found that well over […]

Women not confident about contraception, put other worries before unwanted ...






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A study published in “Alternative Therapies In Health and Medicine” (Feb, 2008) reports that blocked fallopian tubes can be opened without surgery, enabling infertile women to become pregnant naturally. Authors of the study “Treating Fallopian Tube Occlusion with a Manual Pelvic Physical Therapy,” became curious after a pilot study published […]

Study Shows New Therapy Opens Blocked Fallopian Tubes, Returns Fertility ...


A new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research suggests that a high intake of caffeine during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of miscarriage, regardless of its source. While previous research showed a link between caffeine consumption and miscarriage, this is the first study to thoroughly control […]

Caffeine during pregnancy increases miscarriage risk, study suggests



Sad news for the singer Lily Allen and her boyfriend Ed Simons. A spokesperson for Lily’s publicists confirmed “that Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage… and we ask that her privacy be respected at this difficult time.” The miscarriage reportedly occurred after returning from a holiday in the Maldives. According […]

Lily Allen suffers a miscarriage


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A new piece of research has discovered something that many busy mums and dads are already all too well aware of. Modern “human resource management practices” – or in other words, how employees are expected to work, what monitoring systems are in place, and how they perceive their jobs – […]

Modern working practices strain family relationships, particularly women’s


A group of reproductive medical specialists from Indiana have come up with new research which suggests that infertility caused by stress factors can be reversed through various forms of talk counselling. According to mental health counsellors, many couples unable to conceive anticipate the holidays with dread. “For them, the end […]

Stress-linked infertility can be helped with talk therapy



A new survey from Clearblue suggests that over three-quarters of couples surveyed have taken a “conception moon” to help them become pregnant, with four out of ten of those couples successfully conceiving. New phrases I hadn’t come across before are babymoons – time alone just before a family is started […]

Trying to conceive? Try a “conception moon” (that’s a honeymoon ...


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Though many of us expect nothing less than grossly stereotypical, sweeping generalisations from the writers at The Daily Mail tabloid paper, Liz Jones has pushed the boat out by having a real go at mothers and children for being environmentally and socially unfriendly. Based upon a few negative images she […]

Daily Mail columnist tirades against environmentally unfriendly mothers


New data released by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics suggests that, in 2005, births to unmarried mothers accounted for over one-third of the total births in the United States, at 37%. However, pregnancy amongst teenagers fell, thanks to reduced sexual activity, or the increased use of […]

Over one-third of US births to unmarried mothers, survey suggests