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Being Obese and Possibly Just Overweight Can Affect Fertility

Obesity in women (a Body Mass Index, (BMI) of 30 or greater, see link at the end of this article to calculate your BMI) can negatively affect ovulation and menstrual cycles and the ability to conceive. Extremely obese women (BMI of 40+), were 43% less likely to conceive. But, it has been shown that weight reduction often results in normalization of the menstrual cycle and higher pregnancy rates. In fact, obesity causes an almost 200% increase in the risk of...
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Which Drugs Increase the Risk of Miscarriage?

WHICH COMMONLY USED DRUGS INCREASE THE RISK OF MISCARRIAGE IN EARLY PREGNANCY AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE Investigators found that in the 52,000 women who were tracked, the use of common pain killers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) and celecoxib (celebrex), these drugs which are commonly referred to as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) increased the likelihood of miscarriage by 2.4 times. The study which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal does not...
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