Male Depression Can Contribute to Infertility

A new study funded by the National Institute of Health shows that depression in male partners may be a contributor to infertility.

Women who were depressed were not found to contribute to infertility, according to the study.

The study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, has also linked antidepressant medications known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or non-SSRIs, to an increased risk of early pregnancy loss in women who are undergoing infertility treatment.

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Can Walking Raise Chances of Pregnancy?

Findings from a recent research study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences suggest that walking for exercise can help increase a woman's ability to conceive.

The study found that women who kept a regular walking routine had a higher chance of getting pregnant than women who did not walk consistently or at all.

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Put Off Plastic Surgery Until After Pregnancy

Kylie Jenner will have to put off lip-enhancement procedures for the time being, according to a plastic surgery expert.

The U.K.’s The Metro reported that a plastic surgeon who has worked with Jenner in the past recommends that the star give up dermal fillers during her pregnancy.

Jenner, who is famous for her plump pout, is widely speculated to be expecting her first child.

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Consume Seafood Safely When Pregnant

One of the most common questions Dr. Alqulali hears when treating moms-to-be is, "What can I eat?" And more specifically, "Can I eat shellfish or fish while pregnant?" Dr. Alqulali advises patients to eat a healthy diet during their pregnancy and to follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation regarding consumption of fish and shellfish during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The ACOG recommendation bases its advice on updated U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines.

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Pregnancy Rash: Can It Be Prevented?

Pregnancy is a time of many changes -- fluctuating hormones, physical changes to the body as the baby grows, swelling feet and stretchmarks. It also can bring about a harmless but itchy and uncomfortable rash! The rash, known as PUPPS, happens to less than 1 percent of pregnant women, but Dr. Alquali regularly advises her pregnant patients about their risk of contracting PUPPPS, what it means and how to manage it.

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Pregnancy Risk: How OSA Can Affect Pregnancy

Pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea face a higher risk of pregnancy complications, according to a study performed by Brown University.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic health condition that affects 22 million Americans, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. OSA occurs when an individual’s airway becomes blocked during sleep and the muscles of the throat relax and collapse. When the airway becomes blocked, patients gasp for air and are often startled awake.

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