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Careful, He's Listening

Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, they begin absorbing language while still in the womb.

Sensory and brain mechanisms for hearing are developed at 30 weeks, and a new study shows that unborn babies are listening to their mothers talk during the last 10...
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Want to be a Mom? Brush Your Teeth!

If you want to get pregnant, see your dentist (No, we don't mean you should have sex in the dental chair). A recent Australian study compared rates of periodontal disease with the speed by which women conceived and found that women with fewer cavities got pregnant more quickly. It turns out that the kind of oral bacteria that causes cavities also...
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Pregnant, Fat and Violent

If you were born bad, mom can save you--even BEFORE you're born! It's hard to think of a baby being violent or destructive, but the seeds of violence may be planted before a child is born, meaning that attention to health factors as early as the prenatal stage could...
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FINALLY--A Male Contraceptive

Will something like this ever happen? Researchers are honing in on the development of what may be the first oral contraceptive for men. Since it turns out the women actually want sex...
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Watch That Wind

Summer is hurricane season, which seems far away right now. But it never hurts to be prepared, because hurricanes do more than devastate the landscape--they're bad for pregnant women and their unborn children as...
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What to Avoid at Parties

At this year's holiday celebrations, try to avoid rooms filled with second-hand smoke (especially if you're pregnant): Exposure to nicotine during pregnancy leads to a decrease in adult stem cells and a change in the brains of the offspring. Researchers...
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Moms Have Bigger Brains

God may change the brain, but being a mother does too! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). New Moms often feel their brains have turned to mush, but new research shows that motherhood may...
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You'll be a Healthier Adult

?if you were born from a frozen embryo! - New studies show that babies born from frozen embryos (used with in vitro fertilization) are less likely to be underweight and premature. So should ALL of us use frozen embryos?

BBC News quotes fertility expert Allan Pacey as warning that "frozen embryo transfers are not as...

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What to Eat While Pregnant (and When You Want to Be)

One of the most confusing things about being pregnant is figuring out what to eat. And did you know there?s something you should eat if you WANT to get pregnant?

In New Scientist, Phil McKenna reports that women who want to get pregnant but are having trouble doing so may need to switch to a high fat diet, because fertility experts have...

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Car Crash Danger?in the Womb

One in every 100 babies in the U.S. was in a car crash before they were born. Car crashes are the leading cause of hospitalization during pregnancy, and can be dangerous for the fetus. In at least 1% of all births, women say they were in a car crash while pregnant. The pregnant women actually had better recoveries than those who weren't...

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