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Why Can't I Get Pregnant

It can be make worse by your anxiety about it

How Do We Define Infertility?

When considering the subject of Why Can't I Get Pregnant one of the first difficulties to arise is that of definition. The definition of infertility varies according to the age of the couple and their geographical position in the world. For example:

Computer Mouse Neuropathy Can Damage Your Health.

The mouse under your floorboards may be a nuisance. The mouse beside your computer however, can damage you physically and permanently. This is serious. The condition may be called "Computer Mouse Neuropathy". I have to admit that I did not know about it either until I got it myself. Now of course, I'm an expert. Let me explain it to you:

Multiple Sclerosis Good News at Last

Multiple sclerosis or MS can be a horribly aggressive neurological disease that can quickly sentence the victim to a lifetime of misery confined to a wheelchair. To date, while there are several treatment options, none of then are curative and symptoms of MS inevitably breakthrough.

Hypertension and Life Expectancy

Hypertension or raised blood pressure is an extremely common condition and an extremely important one. And as we grow older the commoner it becomes. 60% of men and women over the age of 60 will have hypertension of varying degrees requiring treatment.

Folic Acid and Autism Study Suggests Link

Folate or folic acid is very very important in early pregnancy for the prevention of neural tube damage or spina bifida. And there is little point in taking it as a supplement AFTER a positive pregnancy test. It is in the first few days, hours indeed, that the folate is essential. And that is why fortifying bread and serials with this supplement is probably a good idea. That way levels are assured before pregnancy even begins. But is too much folate too much of a good thing?

Gardasil Anti-cancer Vaccine Is It Safe

Gardasil is an anti human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine introduced in 2010 as a vaccine against cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancers are caused by the changes brought about by HPV infections of the cervix. Hence, vaccinating against this virus would seem to make perfectly good sense from a Public Health perspective.

Signs of Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before 20 weeks gestation. 85% of miscarriages occur before 12 week’s gestation and one in five pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. Also, what is not generally appreciated is that many “normal” or slightly late menstrual periods are in fact very early miscarriages. Studies have shown that up to 30% of “menstrual periods” do in fact contain products of conception or foetal material. Obviously, in these cases, there will be no signs of miscarriage.

What are the signs of miscarriage?

Miscarriage Symptoms

Definition. Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation 80% of which occurs within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. About 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.