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IVF Births More Likely to Result in Complications, Study Says

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped millions of women conceive and give birth. However, there are studies that have indicated there are additional risks involved, including a higher risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Now, a new study – said to be the largest of its kind – has been added to the previous ones, and it’s found some other risks that women considering any type of fertility assistance should be aware of.

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Study: Brain Abnormalities May Be the Reason Behind Some Sudden Infant Deaths

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants aged one month to one year. And while it does often occur in homes where babies are placed in unsafe sleeping environments, there is still a large number of seemingly healthy babies who pass away from this mysterious syndrome every year. Now, researchers are theorizing that these babies may have differences in the brainstem chemistry from other infants that may lead to the sudden and unexpected death during sleep.

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Study: Cesarean Rates Higher among Privately Insured Patients

Cesarean sections increase healing time and risk of infection or bleeding among mothers. They are also thought to increase the risk of certain medical conditions for infants, such as breathing problems and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Yet, in many parts of the world, the rates continue to sit an all-time high.

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Researchers Say Co-Sleeping Increases SIDS Risk by Five-Fold

Co-sleeping hasn’t always been a hot topic. There once was a time when, among most cultures, bed sharing wasn’t just acceptable – it was the societal norm. Even today, there are countries in which co-sleeping is still considered the cultural norm. But in the developed world, the debate of whether or not to co-sleep is one that stirs heated conversations, both in person and on the internet.

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Sudden Infant Death Rates Continue to Decrease in England

According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in UK, the number of unexplained infant deaths has continued to fall with the figures touching an all time low in 2010, the last evaluated year. But there are still concerns that more needs to be done to reduce the number further.

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Study: Baby Sleeps Best on Mom’s Chest

Before they are born, a baby spends nine months in his mother’s womb and therefore instinctively recognizes that he is most safe close to his mom. Researchers are now pointing out that it is best for newborns to sleep with their mothers as separation from mothers leads to anxiety and stress in the infants.

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Study Confirms SIDS Education Programs are Still Needed

While SIDS campaigns, like the “Back to Sleep” campaign have reduced the number of sudden infant deaths over the last four years, a recent study shows that there is still a need for continued education.

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Expert Says Co-sleeping Is Safer Than A Crib

Where to put your baby down to sleep is a long-time controversy for experts and parents. Some say cribs are the only safe place for a baby to sleep, while others say sleeping next to parents is the best. One child expert is bucking the common advice given by joining the cosleeping bandwagon.

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Study: Serotonin May Be the Key to SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a too common and too little understood condition in which an infant dies suddenly for no clearly understood reason. New research may have found a missing key however. The brain chemical serotonin could be the missing ingredient in many SIDS cases.

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Infant Deaths Prompt CPSC, FDA Warning on Infant Sleep Positioners

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, CPSC and the FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and 4 months who died when they suffocated in sleep positioners or became trapped and suffocated between a sleep positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet.

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aden + anais Cozy Sleeping Bag

We had the opportunity to giveaway an adorable aden + anais cozy sleeping bag featuring four layers of muslin to keep baby safe and warm during these cold winter months!

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Study: Chemical Deficiency in The Brain Could Trigger SIDS

In what seems like an answer to the all important question of what causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, a research team in Children’s Hospital, Boston has found that it might be due to the deficiency of a chemical in the brain.

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Study: Over Half SIDS Cases From Co-Sleeping

A interesting study published on bmj.com yesterday reports that more than half of unexplained sudden infant deaths occur while the infant is sharing a bed or a sofa with a parent (co-sleeping).