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Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks

Condition, which affects mom and baby alike, may be more common than many think SUNDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to high-profile celebrities like Brooke Shields, postpartum depression is out of the closet and discussed as something to recognize and treat. But less well kn...

Larger hospital units have lower miscarriage rates after invasive pregnancy tests

A study of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - two invasive procedures to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects - were 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively. The research, published in ...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

Veterinary neurologist allays fears about cat toxoplasmosis infections for those considering cat adoption during June, which is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Pregnancy and cats need not be mutually exclusive with easy solution to eliminate possibility of infection. Saraso...

Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

Gestational diabetes risk higher in moms-to-be who snore, study finds THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who snore regularly are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, new research has found. In the study, 189 healthy women completed a sleep survey when they ...

Keys to a Fit Pregnancy and Losing the Baby Weight

New Pregnancy Fitness and Nutrition Program from Fitness Expert Monique Hollowell SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Women often feel their bodies will never be the same following pregnancy and are consistently seeking solutions to have a fit pregnancy, less painful birth and quick re...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Age Affects Her Chances of Successful Pregnancy from Egg Donation

Research by board-certified reproductive endocrinologist Richard Sherbahn, MD, at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago reveals that the age of a woman receiving donated eggs significantly affects her chances of implantation and successful pregnancy. Gurnee, Ill. (PR...

Fewer New Pounds in Pregnancy Best for Obese Moms

Findings support recent changes to gestational weight gain guidelines TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- In a study that reinforces recent changes in pregnancy weight gain recommendations, obese women who gained little or no weight while pregnant had better outcomes than obese women w...

New Guidelines to Fight Obesity in Pregnancy Issued

March of Dimes Recommends Controlling Weight before Pregnancy WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight and gaining the right amount during pregnancy is critical to giving a baby a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes said today in respo...

Experts Urge Less Weight Gain for Obese Women in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest adding no more than 20 pounds THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obese moms-to-be should limit their weight gain during pregnancy to between 11 and 20 pounds to safeguard their health and that of their baby, according to newly updated expert guidelines. That...

New pregnancy weight gain guidelines to be released May 28

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines, a new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, recommends new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy that aim to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks for mothers and infants. The report updates g...

Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Premature Birth, Low-Birth Weight, Neurological Problems and Diabetes

The Organic Center draws conclusions from over 150 scientific studies: Balanced organic diet before and during pregnancy directly benefits childhood development BOULDER, Colo., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center (TOC), a leading research institute focused on the science of o...

MTV Chronicles the Challenges of Teen Pregnancy in '16 & Pregnant' Premiering on Thursday, June 11th at 10pm ET/PT

With Teenage Births on the Rise For the First Time in Fifteen Years, New Series Documents the True Stories of Pregnant Teens The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the Kaiser Family Foundation Join Forces With MTV To Catalyzean Open Discussion About Teen Pregnancy ...

Taking folic acid for a year before pregnancy may reduce risk of preterm birth

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., MAY 11, 2009 Women who take folic acid supplements for at least one year before they become pregnant may cut their risk of having a premature baby by half, according to research published this week in the online journal, PLoS Medicine . The study links pre-conceptional fol...

Trauma experienced by a mother even before pregnancy will influence her offspring's behavior

A new study in rats at the University of Haifa reveals: Trauma experienced by a mother even before pregnancy will influence her offspring's behavior. *"The findings show that trauma from a mother's past, which does not directly impact her pregnancy, will affect her offspring's emotional and soci...

President Obama Calls for a New Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's budget for FY 2010 that was released today proposes a total of $164 million for a new teen pregnancy prevention initiative. This includes competit...

Americans United for Life Applauds Missouri's Move to Use Stimulus Funds to Help Pregnancy Care Centers

CHICAGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Missouri House today amended HB21 to allocate at least $2 million of federal stimulus funds to go to grants for maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers in the state. The bill is now being considered by the Missouri Senate. Americans ...

Management of asthma during pregnancy can optimize health of mother and baby

April 30, 2009 (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Pregnant women with asthma, the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy, should actively manage their asthma in order to optimize the health of mother and the baby, according to new management recommendations published in the current issue of ...

Management of Asthma During Pregnancy Can Optimize Health of Mother and Baby, According to Recommendations

Kaiser Permanente lead author recommends comprehensive approach to management and treatment of asthma SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregnant women with asthma, the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy , should actively manage their asthma in order to optimize the ...

ADA releases position paper on obesity, reproduction and pregnancy outcomes

Diet and nutrition counseling for virtually all overweight and obese women of childbearing age can reduce health risks associated with excess weight for mothers and children alike, according to a newly released position paper from the American Dietetic Association and the American Society of Nutri...

Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy, but Valproate Should be Avoided

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that...

Penn State Conference to Address Rising Teen Pregnancy Rates

2009 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference to cover science-based approaches to sex education UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the latest data available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy rose for the second straight year in ...

Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby

Researchers saw improved fetal development when moms-to-be worked out FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising during pregnancy appears to boost fetal development, according to a U.S. study. The study included pregnant women, ages 20 to 35, who were divided into two groups. ...

Gurgle's Guide on How to Beat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Fatigue

Most women expect to go through common symptoms during pregnancy, such as morning sickness, fatigue and weight gain, but despite this, many are not prepared to deal with them when they come. At Gurgle, we offer a guide to women in their early stages of pregnancy on how to cope with these symptoms...

Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers

Even during the economic downturn, it is vital not to cut out good prenatal care Prenatal physical therapy is covered by insurance and can save money in the long run LOS ANGELES, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- * New research studies from the Mayo Clinic are confirming the benefits of regular ...

Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have migraines during pregnancy are 15 times more likely than other women to suffer a stroke, twice as likely to have heart disease and three times more likely to have ...

Nordic Naturals Becomes the Official Omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With a strong corporate commitment to education and research, Nordic Naturals announced today its partnership with the American Pregnancy Association, which includes their endorsement of Nordic Naturals as the "the official omega-3" of their organizati...

Study finds pregnancy has no impact on breast cancer survival, delays treatment, diagnosis

HOUSTON - Young women who develop breast cancer during their pregnancy, or who are diagnosed within one year of their pregnancy, have no difference in rates of local recurrence, distant metastases and overall survival compared to other young women with the disease, according to researchers at The ...

Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks

Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience preeclampsia during pregnancy are at increased risk for future health problems such as hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, American and Danish resear...

Smoking during pregnancy fosters aggression in children

This release is available in French . Montreal, January 6, 2009 Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology . While previous studies have shown that smoking during ge...

Beaute de Maman Products Recognized in Pregnancy Magazine's '120 Best Products for Mom and Baby'

Obstetrician Developed Facial Scrub and Face & Body Cream Lauded by Leading Publication as Highly Effective Health & Beauty Products for Pregnant Women WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaute de Maman , a unique line of all-natural health and beauty products exclusively designe...

Vitamin D Deficit in Pregnancy Tied to Caesarean Risk

Women with deficiency at time of delivery had almost 4 times the odds, study says MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D deficiency greatly increases a pregnant woman's likelihood of having a Caesarean delivery, U.S. researchers report. During the two-year study, Boston Unive...

Antacid Medication in Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Asthma

Population-based study links maternal prescriptions with child health data. Boston, MA (Vocus) December 16, 2008 -- Children of mothers who took acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy had a 1.5 times higher incidence of asthma when compared to children who were not exp...

Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes TUESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Infants whose mothers take folic acid (folate) during early pregnancy may have an increased risk for respiratory illness, according to a Norwegian study. Folat...

Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the arteries of children of smokers can be detected in the early decades of their lives, a new Dutch study finds. "Smoking in families is harmful for ch...

Bariatric Surgery Before Pregnancy Benefits Moms, Babies

Weight-loss procedure may change fertility, nutritional needs, study suggests TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women who get pregnant after having weight-loss surgery have a lower risk of maternal and newborn complications than pregnant women who are obese, according to U.S. resea...

Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose mothers consumed canola oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding may be less likely to develop breast cancer than those whose mothers consumed corn oil, a new s...

Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk

Women need not be frightened but should limit consumption of stimulant, experts say MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Even consuming low amounts of caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk of having a low birth weight baby, new research shows. British researchers studied 2,6...

Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds FRIDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The more weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the more likely she is to have a large baby, posing health risks to both mother and child, a new study finds. Women who gained more than 40...

BEING DAD DVD Offers a Sneak Peek at Pregnancy From a Guy's Point of View

Available Now! Everything a Man Wanted to Know But Was Afraid to Ask! LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 4.3 million babies born in the U.S. each year but there's not one DVD for expectant dads ... until now. BEING DAD is a revealing, entertaining and inspirational DVD that offers ...

Asian-white couples face distinct pregnancy risks, Stanford/Packard

STANFORD, Calif. - Pregnant women who are part of an Asian-white couple face an increased risk of gestational diabetes as compared with couples in which both partners are white, according to a new study from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine....
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