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Can Pregnant Women Drink Low Amounts Of Alcohol? Maybe, But Maybe Not

Researchers aim to determine whether or not light drinking is safe for pregnant women, including how much is fine. However, the consensus is still to avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2017

Chemicals In Yoga Mats And Furniture Can Lower Chances Of Successful IVF Pregnancy: Study

Researchers find that women with high levels of flame retardant (PFR) chemicals in their urine had significantly lower chances of successful IVF pregnancies. Couples trying to conceive through IVF are advised to avoid materials with PFR.

Public Health August 26, 2017

Iceland Close To Eradicating Down Syndrome As Prenatal Screening Tests Detect Chromosome Abnormality During Pregnancy

Combination tests available for pregnant women in Iceland can detect the likelihood a fetus will have chromosome abnormality. Only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born in the country per year.

Feature | Health August 17, 2017

Here's How Pregnant Women Can Avoid C-Section Birth According To Analysis Of 36 Studies

C-section birth comes with a number of unwanted consequences for the mother and child. Here's how pregnant women can avoid it and up their chances for normal delivery, according to science.

Public Health July 21, 2017

India Government Advises Pregnant Women To Avoid Meat And Lustful Thoughts

Women in India are advised to avoid eating meat and engage in lustful thoughts during pregnancy. Doctors raised concern over the advice because of the danger it poses to pregnant women and their babies.

Feature | Health June 20, 2017

New Mice Study Links Common Household Chemicals To Birth Defects

A chemical found in common household items such as disinfectants and preservatives could be linked to birth defects in newborn mice, a new study revealed. The findings raise a possible red flag that this chemical may be toxic to humans.

Public Health June 18, 2017

Overweight Women Likely To Have Babies With Birth Defects

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight face risk of having children with birth defects. Experts advise women to aim for healthy weight even before pregnancy, have healthy diet and engage in exercise.

Public Health June 15, 2017

Fetuses In Womb Can Respond To Face-Like Patterns

A new study offers a glimpse at fetal visual development. Fetuses in their third trimester of development react to light patterns that resemble a human face.

June 9, 2017

Pregnancy-Linked Death Rate Skyrockets In Texas, Emerges As Highest In The Developed World

Pregnancy-related death rates have doubled in Texas, shows a 2016 study. However, Texas lawmakers failed to vote on a number of measures that could have helped curb the state’s increased maternal mortality rate.

Public Health June 5, 2017

Sextuplets Born To Couple Who Tried To Conceive For 17 Years

A couple who had been trying to conceive for the last 17 years welcomed their sextuplets last May 11. Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to three boys and three girls.

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

100-Year-Old Fertility Technique Can Help Women Get Pregnant Without Undergoing IVF

Researchers discovered that the 100-year-old method of flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil or water improved their chances of conceiving. This fertility technique could potentially negate the need for women to undergo IVF to become pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017

Climate May Affect Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Linked To Outdoor Temperature

Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.

Public Health May 15, 2017

Can You Get Pregnant Even When Using An IUD?

The photo of a newborn baby holding a Mirena IUD is making rounds online. How common is it to get pregnant while using an intrauterine device, and what are the potential consequences?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2017

Some Antibiotics Linked To Increased Miscarriage Risk In Early Pregnancy

Certain antibiotics may raise miscarriage risk when taken by women in the early stage of pregnancy. Which antibiotics are safe and which may possibly cause pregnancy loss?

Public Health May 1, 2017

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About New Trend Of Men Removing Condom Without Partner's Consent

What is stealthing? In her new study, Alexandra Brodsky answers this questions and explains why this disturbing new trend in the bedroom looks bad from any angle.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

Florida Unleashes Thousands Of Experimental Zika-Fight Mosquitoes

Thousands of experimental male mosquitoes were released in Florida Keys as an attempt to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, the disease responsible for serious birth defects. Should the trial be successful, it could be implemented nationwide.

Public Health April 21, 2017

April The Giraffe Still Very Much Pregnant, Fans Remain On Anxious ‘Watch And Wait’

The impending labor of a giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York has become a matter of global excitement and suspense. Millions of people are waiting to see the climactic moments of the giraffe’s labor that has missed predicted days.

Animals April 4, 2017

Researchers Discover New Possible Explanation For Female Infertility

A research may have discovered the reason behind age-related infertility among women. Scientists studied mice eggs to determine a defect during cell division that may inhibit the process.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

HPV Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women, Study Finds

The HPV vaccine Gardasil doesn’t cause major birth defects if administered during pregnancy. The human papillomavirus vaccine is still not recommended for pregnant women, but a new safety study proves it’s OK to get vaccinated while carrying a baby.

Public Health March 30, 2017

Mom Who Beat Cancer Twice Dies One Day After Giving Birth To Twins

Thirty-year-old Jamie Snider of Fresno, California, beat cancer twice and even gave birth to twin babies. A day after delivery, however, her heart failed, and she died.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Fish Oil Supplement During Pregnancy Does Not Make Your Child Intelligent, Suggests New Study

Fish oil supplements consumed by women during pregnancy have reportedly shown negative results in improving the brain function of children, a new study has revealed. There may even be a detrimental effect on a child's behavior and executive functioning.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Stay On The Grind: New Report Urges Pregnant Women To Keep Exercising

A new viewpoint in the journal JAMA recommends exercising to pregnant women. It highlights benefits both for the mother and the developing fetus, contrary to traditional advice that expectant mothers should rest.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Infections During Pregnancy Linked To Prenatal Brain Development

Maternal infections during pregnancy can lead to abnormal development of the fetus. The defense mechanism used by the mother’s immune system can influence the child’s brain development in the womb.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

April The Giraffe 'Continues To Be In Great Condition,' Watch The Calf On Live Cam

April the giraffe, who catapulted to fame when YouTube pulled down its childbirth video, is reported to be doing great. April is ready to give birth to her fourth calf, and Animal Adventure Park continues to live stream the video.

Animals March 13, 2017

Texas 'Wrongful Birth' Bill May Prevent Parents From Suing Doctors For Witholding Info On Baby Abnormalities

Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.

Public Health March 9, 2017

Heartburn, Hemorrhoids, And Back Pain During Pregnancy: How To Manage Them Naturally

Heartburn, hemorrhoids, and back pain are three of the most common complaints during pregnancy. Find out how to prevent and address these conditions without drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Birth Defect Risk Among Moms With Zika Now 20 Percent Higher Than Before

The CDC has found that birth defect risk among moms with Zika virus is now 20 percent higher than before. Researchers determined the prevalence of different birth defects before the 2015 Zika virus epidemic.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Pregnant Women With Genital Herpes Twice As Likely To Have Child With Autism

Pregnant women with genital herpes are at higher risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. The study shows that inflammation during pregnancy may have effect on the developing brain of the fetus.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Listeria Poses Miscarriage Threat In Early Stages Of Pregnancy

A study revealed that like the Zika virus, Listeria too leads to problems during pregnancy and in some cases even miscarriage. The researchers also revealed some preventive measures that could help to avoid the disease.

Public Health February 21, 2017

Obesity And Infertility: How Your Waistline Affects Your Chances Of Having Kids

A new study from the National Institutes of Health suggests that a couple’s body mass index may play a crucial role in their chances of getting pregnant.

Public Health February 13, 2017

Daylight Savings Time May Impact IVF Miscarriage Rates, Reveals Study

A study conducted by the BMC suggests that a possible link exists between miscarriage rates for IVF and DST. The researchers reveal that pregancy losses are higher for women who underwent IVF during DST.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Obese Couples Take Longer To Conceive, Reveals Study

A new study has revealed that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared with their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

British Medical Association Suggests Swapping ‘Expectant Mother’ With Other Terms In Bid To Be Politically Correct

In the name of inclusive language, the British Medical Association has released new guidelines that urge the use of 'pregnant people' instead of 'expectant mothers.' This is to include intersex men and transmen in the language pertaining to pregnancy, the guidance notes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Adult Swaddling Is All The Rage In Tokyo: This Trend Explained

In a strange new form of therapy called Otonamaki meaning 'adult wrapping,' new mothers are getting wrapped up in white cloth and rocked gently from side to side. It's a practice similar to baby swaddling and expected to bring pain relief benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Controversial IVF Technique Produces ‘Three-Parent’ Baby In Ukraine

The pronuclear transfer technique, also called “three-person IVF,” is a world first that recently produced a baby girl for an infertile couple in Ukraine.

Biotech January 19, 2017

Abortion In The US Falls To Historic Low

A new survey by the Guttmacher Institute has found that in 2014, there were 14.6 abortions for every 1,000 women of childbearing age, reflecting the biggest recorded drop since abortion was legalized by a Supreme Court ruling.

Public Health January 18, 2017

Nationwide Abortion Ban In US Congress: What Is The Heartbeat Bill?

Rep. Steve King's Heartbeat Bill proposes a nationwide abortion ban. How is it connected to Ohio's blocked Heartbeat Bill, and what should Americans expect from the proposal in Congress?

Public Health January 15, 2017

Pregnancy After 35 May Pose Birth Complications For Women: Research

A new study has revealed that women over 35 years can face complications while giving birth to their first child. The impediments can directly or indirectly affect the new born or the mother and cause some concerning issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Higher Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Signals Higher Chances Of Conceiving Baby Boy

A mother's blood pressure can sway the odds of having either a baby boy or girl. Researchers find another factor that can predict a child's sex.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Exposure To Secondhand Smoke During Childhood Increases Pregnant Women's Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women who were exposed to secondhand smoke as a child have increased risk of losing their pregnancy. What are other factors that can raise miscarriage risk?

Public Health January 12, 2017

Bloomlife Wearable Puts Moms-To-Be At Ease With Pregnancy Monitoring

A new device has been released, targeting pregnant women in their third trimester. The wearable technology records the frequency and duration of contractions, giving an accurate estimation of entering labor.

Public Health January 5, 2017

Taking Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Help Lower Asthma Risk For Babies: Study

Researchers in Denmark have discovered a potential link between fish oil and better protection from asthma. Their study suggests that mothers who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy make their babies less likely to develop the respiratory condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2016

MRI During Pregnancy Helps Detect Brain Defects In Fetus: Study

Ultrasounds are a standard for most expecting mothers. Now a UK based study suggests expecting mothers to go a step further and undergo an additional MRI scan for a more accurate diagnosis of fetal brain defects.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 23, 2016

Motherhood Can Change You: Pregnancy Alters The Brain For At Least Two Years

New mothers experience reduction of gray matter in certain regions in their brain. The changes, which last for at least two years, help women adapt to motherhood.

Neuroscience December 20, 2016

Women Mentally Sharper After Menopause If They Had Their Last Baby After Age 35: Study

Women typically feel pressured to have babies as early as they can but researchers have found that there is actually benefit in having a last pregnancy after the age of 35. Late last-pregnancy may be associated with better cognition.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2016

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