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For soon-to-be-parents: Our weekly wrap of key findings on pregnancy and IVF treatment

Take a look at the latest research on pregnancy, IVF treatments, and more.

fitness Updated: Jul 08, 2017 11:32 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times
Health,Pregnancy,IVF treatment
New research has found that cancer survivors are less likely to get pregnant.(Shutterstock)

Whether you’re a pregnant woman, or a couple trying to conceive, you’re bound to receive advice from various quarters. However, it’s best to rely on medical research while making health and lifestyle choices. We round up 5 of the latest findings on pregnancy.

1) Cut down your sugar intake

Women, consuming a lot of sugar during pregnancy might double the chance of your kid’s tendency to develop asthma. A recent study involving 9,000 mother and children pairs, found strong positive associations with allergy and allergic asthma. The sugar link with asthma may be explained by high intakes of fructose triggering an immune response leading to inflammation in developing lungs.

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2) Go in for fertility treatment without fear

Past research has suggested that undergoing IVF treatments increases a couple’s stress levels. However, despite the potential strain, going through with it can actually benefit your relationship, new research has revealed.

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3) Cancer survivors are less likely to get pregnant

Cancer treatments often affect fertility and damage the ovary and uterus. According to a new research, cancer survivors are 38% less likely to get pregnant. The research findings also emphasised on the need for better access to fertility preservation in girls and young women.

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In IVF treatments, men’s age is also important. ( Shutterstock )

4) Dad’s age matters too in IVF treatment

When it comes to IVF treatment, while the woman’s age is important, men’s age also plays a role. It turns out, men too have a ticking biological clock. Essentially, a new research suggests that the older the man, the lesser the chances of live birth.

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5) Here’s how to increase your chance of a successful pregnancy through IVF

If you’re opting for an IVF treatment, more eggs retrieved can boost your chance of success. New research shows that a higher number of eggs retrieved in an IVF treatment cycle is associated with more chromosomally normal embryos available for transfer.

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First Published: Jul 08, 2017 07:59 IST