Medication and IVF

Recent Findings on Autism and Antidepressant Connection

January 15, 2016 1:00 pm

A University of Montreal study reveals a connection between the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and the occurrence of autism. This study is called ‘Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children’. Details of the Study on Autism and Antidepressants Factors in the Montreal study include defining specific trimesters of antidepressant use (2nd and third trimester) and the class of antidepressant used (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). The second and third trimester was specifically studied because it incorporates a critical stage of infant brain development. Exposure to antidepressants was defined as the mother having one or two prescriptions for SSRIs filled during the second or third trimester. Data was gathered from the Quebec Pregnancy/Children Cohort which... View Article

Fertility wellbeing

7 Tips to Improve Your Chances of Pregnancy

April 13, 2015 8:13 am

  While fertility research is developing new and exciting treatments as time goes on, it’s important to do whatever you can to increase your chances of becoming pregnant and carrying it to term. Many of these tips are simply a good idea for overall health, while others significantly increase your chances of success. Eat well: a healthy diet is essential to your long term health, mobility at an older age, ongoing wellbeing, and your reproductive health. You need a well-balanced diet that is appropriate for your sex and size. Sleep well: Sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Studies have shown that lack of sleep and irregular sleeping patterns affects the reproductive health of men and women.... View Article