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Topic: Pregnancy

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 capacity of the unborn child. Instead, it was observed that children exhibited abrupt behavioral changes.

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 streaming 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

Starting Periods At An Early Age Associated With Diabetes During Pregnancy

Women whose menstrual cycle started at 11 years or less may develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Weight control management may help lower the risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

Public Health March 6, 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

Malnutrition And Stress Can Affect Fetal Growth, Say Scientists

The health of the newborn depends on the lifestyle pattern followed by the mother. A new study reveals that stress and malnutrition can affect the growth of the fetus.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 6, 2017

Obese Couples Take Longer To Conceive, Reveals Study

A new study reveals that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared to 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, Says New 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

Online IVF Calculator Predicts Couple’s Chances Of Having A Baby Before First Treatment Cycle

Researchers have developed a new online IVF calculator to help couples calculate the success rate of the treatment before the first IVF cycle. The new model is applicable for calculating the success rate even when frozen eggs are used for the treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 18, 2016

Australian Woman Gives Birth To Twin Girls Conceived 10 Days Apart

After undertaking hormonal treatment in order to be able to conceive, a woman from Australia got pregnant twice only ten days apart. The condition is called superfetation.

Life & Style November 17, 2016

Baby 'Born Twice' Doing Well After Lifesaving Surgery

A woman gave birth to her daughter 'twice,' after complications occurred during the pregnancy. Sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common of tumors that afflict babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2016

World’s First Womb Transplant Lets Woman Give Birth From The Same Uterus She Was Born From

Albin Eriksson, the son of a Swedish woman, is the world’s first to have been born from the same womb as his mother. The woman had a womb transplant from her mother after discovering at the age of 15 that she was born without a uterus.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 7, 2016

Morning Sickness Might Be Horrible, But It Could Mean Good Things For The Baby

Morning sickness might be annoying for a pregnant mother, but a recent study has found that those symptoms could mean good things for the unborn child.

Public Health September 27, 2016

Babies Born Addicted To Opioid Drugs Double In The US

The number of babies born suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome due to exposure to drugs their mothers used during pregnancy increased in the U.S. These infants may experience seizures, rapid breathing, tremor and excessive crying.

Public Health September 27, 2016

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: Nausea And Vomiting Linked To Lower Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women with history of pregnancy loss who endured morning sickness are less likely to have miscarriage. Why do expecting mothers experience nausea and vomiting?

Public Health September 26, 2016

Depression During Early Pregnancy Linked To Gestational Diabetes: NIH Study

A study by the National Institutes of Health found a 'two-way link' between depression and diabetes among pregnant women. It said depression in the early stages of pregnancy could escalate the chances of gestational diabetes and postpartum depression may follow.

Public Health September 21, 2016

H1N1 ‘Swine Flu’ Vaccine Unlikely To Cause Increased Risks Of Birth Defects

A number of factors can lead to birth defects but swine flu vaccine is unlikely to be one of them. Researchers were able to determine this after comparing children exposed and not exposed to the vaccine in Sweden.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016

Higher Glucose Levels During Pregnancy Associated With Worse Maternal, Birth Outcomes

For mom and baby to stay happy, their health must be cared for. According to researchers, high glucose levels in pregnant women are associated with worse outcomes for both mother and child.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 15, 2016

Reduced Stress Will Help A Woman's Chances Of Pregnancy

For the second time in just as many years, a study has found a direct link between a woman's emotional and psychological state and her ability to become pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2016

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Not Linked To Birth Risks: Study

An analysis of 31 earlier studies did not find independent link between adverse birth events and smoking while pregnant. Findings suggest preterm birth and low birth weight could be due to tobacco smoking during pregnancy.

Public Health September 8, 2016

Is It Safe To Get A MRI When Pregnant? Study Says No Increased Risk In First Trimester

Researchers found that there are no increased health risks for the mother or baby when women are given a standard MRI in the first trimester; however, MRIs with contrast may increase the risk for stillbirths and other complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2016

Baby Simulator Program Designed To Prevent Teen Pregnancy Does Opposite Effect: Study

Across 89 countries, most teenage girls are enrolled in 'baby simulator' programs that aim to prevent teen pregnancy. However, a new study suggests these programs may be causing the opposite effect.

Public Health August 26, 2016

Use Of Pain Reliever Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To Behavioral Problems In Kids

Women who took acetaminophen, or paracetamol, during pregnancy are more likely to bear children with behavioral issues such as hyperactivity and conduct problems. Should pregnant women stop taking this painkiller?

Neuroscience August 17, 2016

This Mom-Created Emoji App Lets Women Express What Motherhood Is Really Like

EmojiMom is the emoji keyboard app for iOS that allows women to better express to their friends and family what pregnancy and motherhood is really like.

Life & Style August 8, 2016

Half Of US Women Are Overweight Before Getting Pregnant

CDC researchers reported that more than half of women are overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant. Unhealthy weight poses threats of health complications to pregnant women.

Public Health August 5, 2016

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