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Jehovah’s Witnesses More Likely to Die in Childbirth, Study Finds

fetusPregnant women who are Jehovah’s Witnesses are six times more likely to die during childbirth and three times more likely to have serious complications than the general population, according to a new study by Dutch researchers. All of the cases of death examined by the researchers were caused by major obstetric hemorrhage, according to the study, and the refusal of red blood transfusions by the women was found to be “an important factor” in the deaths. Full Story : Beliefnet.com….

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Religious school grads likelier to have abortions

pregnantUnwed pregnant teens and 20-somethings who attend or have graduated from private religious schools are more likely to obtain abortions than their peers from public schools, according to research in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Results revealed no significant link between a young woman’s reported decision to have an abortion and her personal religiosity, as defined by her religious involvement, frequency of prayer and perception of religion’s importance. Full Story : MSNBC.com…..

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Fathers-to-be ‘gain extra weight’

ObesityThe average father-to-be gains a stone (6.35kg) during his partner’s pregnancy, a poll has suggested. A fifth of 5,000 men surveyed said they were given larger meals, and 41% said there were more snacks in the house. The poll, for marketing company Onepoll, also found 25% of men ate more food to make their partner feel better about her weight gain. Favourite ‘male pregnancy’ snacks include pizza, chocolate, crisps, and more inappropriately, beer. Full Story : BBC.com…..

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Antidepressants And Birth Defects

NeonateA recent research in Universit?© de Montr?©al by a team headed by Dr. Anick B?©rard found that antidepressants have no effect on foetal development. The study confirms that expectant mothers can safely use prescribed antidepressants during their first trimester. The research team gathered data from the Quebec Pregnancy Registry and analyze the records of 2,329 new mothers diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and treated with antidepressants.

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Mother Is Responsible For Your Health

pregnantResearchers from Royal Veterinary College of London have concluded that women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding can change the health of their children by eating junk food. When mothers eat unhealthy food their children can start to develop¬† obesity or other health problems.¬† Therefore, instead of¬† saying “you are what you eat”, say “you are what your mother eats”. The mother’s diet not only alters the health of the child, but also has an impact that carries on into adolescence. Therefore, mothers who follow an unhealthy diet while breastfeeding or pregnant are putting the health of their children at long-term risk.

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Ticking Male’s Biological Clock

spermMore evidence were found that men as well as women have ticking biological clocks that start to tick in mid-30s. A study done on 12,200 couples proved that the chance of a successful pregnancy falls when the man is over 35, and it is significantly lower if he is over 40. The researchers told in a health conference that it was due to the DNA damage in sperm.

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First Male Pregnancy

Thomas Beatie was indeed a woman who then changed her sex. He kept his female sex organs intact but removed his breasts,¬† and legally having his gender changed from female to male. Now he is pregnant and an obstetrician has declared the pregnancy “normal” and says the baby he is carrying his healthy. Beatie has appeared on Oprah show and is being fawned over by feminists and liberals everywhere.

Here’s part of his appearance on Oprah:

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Caffeine and Pregnancy

Too much caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage. Researchers found that “pregnant women who consume 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day — the amount in 10 ounces of coffee or 25 ounces of tea — may double their risk of miscarriage. A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology says that.

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