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Maria Vega

Maria Vega writes about pregnancy news, celebrity moms and the latest baby trends.

Sex is probably the last thing on your new-mom to-do list. But at around six weeks postpartum, doctors usually give new moms the go-ahead to resume their sex lives. But how many moms actually hit that target date? The reality is that most new moms are waiting longer than six weeks after giving ...

Sperm are not suffering from the winter blues, according to a study out of Israel last year. Researchers say that human sperm are generally at their healthiest and "swim" faster in winter and early spring, making it easier to conceive during those months.Researchers found that sperm concentration an...

Walk into any baby store and you're likely to be overwhelmed by the number of choices in products. An entire wall of bottles. An entire aisle of strollers. An entire section of baby monitors. It's enough to make any first-timer run out of the store. No need to panic, registering for baby can be a si...

The economic hard times in the U.S. have hit every aspect of life—including the cost of sperm needed in assisted reproduction. That's right, "the price of sperm is going up," according to a news report on Yahoo! Shine.The price of in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproduction methods can ...

As more and more women — both young and older — speak out about their challenges in conceiving, the subject of infertility is becoming less taboo. For example, 45 couples recently competed to win free IVF cycles in a video contest sponsored by a Las Vegas fertility institute, Time magazine repor...

There are definite winners and losers after the Supreme Court's decision last week to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Washington Post reports. But love the ACA or hate it, one thing is clear: Women stand to gain the most benefits when the law goes into full effect in 2014, Slate reports.Ac...

Sweden is standing by its men—specifically, fathers. The country with the most generous family leave legislation is debating whether dads need more time off to be with their babies, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets report.Swedish lawmakers are weighing extending the current two-month...

Researchers in the past have pointed to a mother's age when studying autism risks. But a new study finds that older fathers pass on more genetic mutations to babies, specifically for autism and schizophrenia, The New York Times reports."The research team found that the average child born to a 20-yea...

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