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Study links stress to infertility in women

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers finds higher levels of stress are associated with lower odds of conception for women, but not for men. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “Although … Continue reading

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The silence of infertile African-American women

African-American women are just as likely to experience infertility as white women, if not more so, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study. African-American women also more … Continue reading

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Tell your fertility specialist about your mental health history

Fertility treatment patients and their partners are far more likely than the general population to experience major depressive disorder (MDD), and a key factor in predicting a patient’s risk is whether he or she has a previous diagnosis of MDD. … Continue reading

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Mental health care is critical during pregnancy

A new series of articles published in The Lancet highlights the importance of the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth. More than 10 percent of women in high-income countries experience mental health disorders during the prenatal and postnatal periods. Louise … Continue reading

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Antidepressants not linked to autism—but depression is

There’s been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000 children finds no rise in … Continue reading

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