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Want to be a dad? Eat chicken

A healthy diet and lifestyle can raise a woman's chances of conceiving. But it appears that men also need to watch what they eat.

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Drinking at conception could be bad for baby

Women who drink alcohol around the time they become pregnant put their baby at much higher risk of suffering type 2 diabetes, a study found.

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Working women turning to IVF

Three times as many women without a partner registered at IVF clinics in 2013 as they did in 2006, official UK figures show.

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Prozac a risk for baby - study
July 15 2015 at 12:06

The most common forms of anti-depressants increase the risk of birth defects, scientists warn.

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Sunshine helps you conceive - study
July 14 2015 at 13:03

Increased exposure to sunshine could raise the odds of becoming a mother by more than a third, a study suggests.

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Egg donation a thriving business
July 14 2015 at 11:37

Families affected by fertility problems have turned to egg donations as their preferred option of having children.

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Mom with cancer loses ‘miracle baby’
July 13 2015 at 10:18

After a heart-wrenching fight to keep herself and her unborn child alive, Anneline van Reenen's baby has died.

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Freezing sperm: start young
July 9 2015 at 11:07

Men should freeze their sperm at 18 to reduce the risk of having a disabled child, says bioethicist Dr Kevin Smith.

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Pregnant woman warned of dormant virus
July 7 2015 at 12:32

Thousands of pregnant women are unwittingly passing on infections to their unborn babies, researchers warn.

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Third of UK women admit pregnant binge drinking
July 7 2015 at 12:32

Three-quarters of pregnant women in the UK report drinking some alcohol during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Doctors urge pregnant women not to drink
July 3 2015 at 11:45

It has to be concluded that there is no ‘safe’ limit for alcohol consumption during pregnancy, says an expert.

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IVF test could double chance of success
July 2 2015 at 15:24

A 20 minute test that could double a woman’s chances of having a baby has been developed by British scientists.

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Starting a family can’t wait - IVF specialist
July 1 2015 at 10:22

Celebrities who parade 'miracle babies' are giving women false hope about motherhood, warn doctors.

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