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Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:34

Why It’s Hard Getting Pregnant

With many of my friends getting pregnant these days, I hear a lot of stories about how hard it is to conceive. We've spent so much of our lives trying not to get pregnant, and when it's finally time to many women have trouble. In fact, pretty much everyone I talk to has struggled with it, and they're all under 30. And then, after the plastic indicator finally shows something positive, women have to wait 3 months to tell anyone about it in fear of a miscarriage. I was shocked to find out 1/4 pregnancies are lost within that 90 days - doesn't it make you wonder?
Published in Children & Pregnancy

Article on Mother Nature Network about study linking PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in flame retardants to difficulties in women who are trying to conceive. Researchers found "that the higher the rate of PBDEs that were found in a woman's blood, the longer it had taken her to become pregnant."

Published in Children & Pregnancy
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