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Myths On Birth Defects

4 Common Myths About Birth Defects Every Mom Should Know | Baptist Better Health Blog

Birth defects may not be completely preventable, but knowing the facts can help moms reduce the risk of this occurrence, before and during pregnancy. In honor of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we’ve outlined a few of the biggest misconce...

Myths And Facts About... Implants | Ippf

The contraceptive implant is a thin, small (4cm), flexible tube which is implanted under the skin of the upper arm by a doctor or a nurse. It is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. The implant steadily releases the hormone progestogen into a w...

9 Bizarre Myths About Pregnancy

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Junkfood Science: The Greatest Myths Of Birth Defects — Should Unborn Babies Fear The Environment?

One of the most heartbreaking situations is when a baby is born and something is wrong. The parents are in anguish as they search for a reason why. And they so often blame themselves or fear they did something to cause their baby harm. Similarly, ...

Ivf Birth Defect Myth Debunked In Twin Studies | Babymed.Com

A general perception exists that places the risk for birth defects higher in babies conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) than for babies conceived naturally.  Two studies on twins ...

5 Of The Biggest Myths And Misconceptions About Zika, Debunked

This past year, the Zika virus has emerged as global problem. The virus, which is primarily transmitted via mosquitoes, has been spreading around the Americas since May 2015. One of the reasons it's been so troubling is that it's a cause of a seri...

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Dispelling Myths About Alcohol Related Birth Defects

If you are pregnant or planning a pregancy, avoid alcohol. If you are using alcohol, avoid pregnancy. Alcohol and unprotected sex don't mix! This is a 40 min...

National Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Light Drinking During Pregnancy

According to the CDC and the U.S. Surgeon General, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no known safe time during pregnancy or safe type of alcohol.”  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics: “Th...

What's Wrong With Older Mothers? Nothing. Time To Dispel The "Fertility Cliff" Myth

There has been a fanfare of publicity, mainly involving ova, o  Frontpage headlines splashing on differing deadlines for when a woman should have children. According to the , and  , among others, women should start having children before 30,  or b...

Fact Or Myth: Do Genetically Modified Foods Cause Cancer, Lung Damage & Birth Defects? | Underground Health Reporter

In order to make crops more resistant to pests, scientists insert a special gene, called Bt-toxin – derived from bacteria – into corn and cotton plants. The toxin attacks the stomach lining of nibbling insects, killing the pests within a couple of...

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Myths On Birth Defects

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Introduction to myths related to birth defects