Navigation Links
Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds
Date:3/25/2013

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Working during pregnancy does not increase a woman's risk of having a preterm or low birth-weight baby, a new study found.

Researchers examined data from nearly 1,600 women who gave birth in 2005. Some of the women worked full-time or part-time while pregnant, while others did not work during their pregnancy.

There were no differences in the rates of premature birth or low birth-weight babies between the women who worked or stayed at home while pregnant, the University of Minnesota investigators found.

However, known risk factors (such as being black) remained strongly associated with preterm birth and low birth weight, according to the study published online recently in the journal Women's Health Issues.

"Prior research shows an association between certain job characteristics, such as strenuous physical labor and long work hours, and adverse birth outcomes, but often fails to disentangle a woman's employment choices from her birth outcomes, given that women who work during pregnancy -- out of choice or out of need -- are very different from those who do not," study leader Katy Backes Kozhimannil, of the division of health policy and management, said in a university news release.

The researchers said their findings show that the focus should not be on whether or not a woman works while she is pregnant, but rather on job characteristics, especially those that are known to increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight.

"Our findings reiterate the importance of ongoing policy dialogue about the challenges faced by working mothers," Kozhimannil said.

Kozhimannil noted that the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, currently under consideration in Congress, has prompted debate on how best to promote healthy pregnancies among working women.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about working during pregnancy.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Minnesota, news release, March 15, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Fitness Expert Lorna Kleidman Offers Advice on Working Out During Business Travel
2. ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children
3. Happtique and Kessler Foundation lead new working group of application developers alliance
4. Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.5 million to study inner workings of memory formation
5. Predictors of postpartum pelvic joint pain identified among working women
6. Working moms spend less time daily on kids diet, exercise, study finds
7. Working Moms Report Better Health Than Those Who Stay Home
8. Launching a social networking war against cancer
9. Tumor cells inner workings predict cancer progression
10. Working toward an AIDS-free generation
11. New Yorks Trans-Fat Ban Is Working: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is ... emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical ... the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center for ... Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This annual celebration ... world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often refer to ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan that ... the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , All ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , ... Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , ... our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") the driving ... collagen and mineral based medical devices for tissue ... Messer has joined the company as Vice ... growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic and ... the Collagen Matrix executive team as an accomplished ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dublin ... the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" ... This report focuses on the global market ... its applications in various applications. The report deals with ... main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep ... a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management ... on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet ... agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: