Month of Conception

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Month of Conception
Mon, 07-15-2013 - 9:34am

What time of year a baby is conceived may raise the chances of a premature birth, new research suggests.

Investigators found that children conceived during the month of May faced a 10 percent increase in risk relative compared to babies conceived at other times of the year.

The study authors believe that may be a function of the expectant mother's increased exposure to the seasonal flu during January and February, exactly when a baby conceived in May would be nearing term.

Read More Here- http://www.ivillage.com/month-conception-may-raise-premature-birth-risk/6-a-540977

Very interesting!  What month did you conceive your preemie/NICU baby?

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