Fertility apps that can be used to help prevent unwanted pregnancy might not work, researchers warn

Women turning to technology to avoid getting pregnant should exercise 'caution' according to new research. Fertility apps to help prevent an unwanted pregnancy may not work, experts are warning.
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Conclusion: Our data from a Turkish population suggest that male HLA-C2 homozygosity may play an important role in RPL. Additionally, an incidental match between male HLA-C2 and female HLA-C1 ligand KIR receptors might perturb the balance between activatory and inhibitory KIR-ligand interactions during pregnancy in couples affected by RPL. The roles of orphan KIR2DL5 and orphan KIR2DS3 in RPL remain obscure. PMID: 32450627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Clin Exp Reprod Med Source Type: research
Phexxi (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate) has been approved for the prevention of pregnancy in women of reproductive potential.FDA Approvals
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[Nigeria Health Watch] Due to poor conditions of the roads, navigating through the Itire/Ikate axis of Surulere can be a frustrating experience. Yet, this does not deter the pregnant women who, for many years, have thronged to Surulere for their antenatal and delivery activities. Many of them have relied on the trusted hands of Eka Otu ("Otu's Mother" in Efik language), a traditional birth attendant, to help them through the pregnancy process.
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AFMSCs) are promising stem cells for regeneration medicine. However, AFMSCs isolated at different stages of pregnancy have different biological characteristics, and the therapeutic effects can differ in vivo and in vitro. The mechanisms underlying these differences have not been defined. METHODS: Bioinformatics analysis of the AFMSC transcriptome identified Chrdl1 as one of the differentially expressed genes. We evaluated the effects of Chrdl1 overexpression or knockdown on the proliferation and migration of AFMSCs. Target predic...
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BACKGROUND: Fathers may affect expectant mothers' daily living situations, which in turn might influence pregnancy outcomes. We investigated the association between paternal violent criminality and risk of preterm birth ( ≤36 weeks). METHODS: We con...
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TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Higher rates of decidual arteriopathy and other maternal vascular malperfusion features are seen in placentas of women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published online...
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  Should people with mental illness have children? In today’s Not Crazy Podcast, Gabe and Lisa discuss their own reasons for not having kids, while also giving a platform to Amy Barnabi, a mother of two with bipolar disorder. Amy discusses her decision to have children and shares her experiences, joys and challenges thus far. What if you can’t be a good parent when your illness flares up? What if the child inherits your diagnosis? If you are a parent with mental illness, you’ve likely heard these questions. Tune in to hear these topics discussed (and much more!) on today’s podcast. (Transcript...
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Guidance has been published to support initiation of valproate in female patients and for annual review and pregnancy testing during the coronavirus pandemic.
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I once taught a private childbirth education series to a couple in their home. The mom-to-be was excited and eager to learn about her progressing pregnancy, labor and birth, and the importance of postpartum support. Her husband, on the other hand, wasn’t engaged at all. He’d impatiently walk in and out of the room as if the conversation didn’t pertain to him. During the scant few moments he actually joined his wife on the couch, it was abundantly clear that his text messages were far more important to him than anything we were discussing.   At first, I thought that the subject matter might be freakin...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: parents pregnancy Source Type: blogs
[Nyasa Times] Balaka District Commissioner (DC) Emmanuel Bambe has lamented escalating levels of poverty and destitution, which he said are negatively contributing to rising cases of school dropouts, early and child marriages in the district.
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