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One in four women says they both get pregnant or not

One in four women says they both get pregnant or not

A new study published in the US Maternity and Child Health Journal suggests that for almost one American women's bedroom either gets pregnant or not. This wide range of ambivalence surprised the researchers, who said that some changes in approach to various aspects of women's health were needed.

Nearly 4000 American women between the ages of 25 and 45 and sexually active were evaluated. About 70% said they were not trying to get pregnant, 6% said they were trying, and almost 23%, that is, for almost one in four women, they said they were not trying to conceive or avoid pregnancy. women who did not have children, 60% said they were not trying to have it, 14% were trying to get pregnant, and 26% said they were okay anyway. According to lead author Julian McQuillian of the University of Nebraska, the finding radically defies the notion that women are always trying to get pregnant in one way or another.

The study also gave more precise measurements of the intentions of women to become pregnant, which are important in estimating the unmet need for contraceptive methods and the construction of more effective family planning programs, promoting better child and maternal health care. are well in any way should now be assessed separately from women who have a decision about having children.

According to the researchers, if health professionals question women whether they are trying to get pregnant and answer is no, then automatically they are embedded in the group of women who are not trying. However, such women should be treated as if they were likely to conceive and should therefore obtain recommendations, such as ensuring adequate intake of folic acid and limiting alcohol intake.


Combat Back Pain Throughout Pregnancy

Combat Back Pain Throughout Pregnancy

Back pain may extend even after pregnancy. However, it is possible to soften and avoid this discomfort, especially if the woman begins to prepare the body from before becoming pregnant. These pains, most of the time, are cases of low back pain, that is, muscle pains in the lower back. "In the second half of pregnancy, the balance center of pregnant women changes due to the greater weight of the uterus, which increases the normal curvature of the spine, which causes a stress in the muscles," explains the obstetrician and obstetrician Mariano Tamura.

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Children spend more time at home and in front of the screen

Children spend more time at home and in front of the screen

Technology is shaping the way children play. A toy brand wanted to understand these impacts and to evaluate the leisure habits of children up to 10 years of age. In the survey of 1,271 parents and caregivers in the United States in 2017, the researchers found that children spent about 19 hours a week in front of electronics, 15 hours playing at home away from the screens and only 11 hours with play outside, in the street or in the yard.

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