Pregnancy and Childbirth
A healthy pregnancy starts long before you actually become pregnant. If you’re thinking about having a baby, see your doctor about prenatal nutrition (which often includes taking folic acid supplements), quitting smoking, and other healthy lifestyle changes.
Pregnancy and Childbirth News
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren’t overweight, a new study reports. What’s more, those overweight teens who do use some form of contraception are less likely than their normal-weight peers to use it regularly, the researchers said. [...]
TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds. Researchers suggest this technique could offer these preemies greater health benefits than the current method of delaying cord clamping for [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who’ve had one stillbirth have a four times higher risk of having another stillbirth compared to women who’ve had a live birth, British researchers report. The researchers defined stillbirth as a fetal death at more than 20 weeks gestation or a weight at time of [...]
Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot’s active ingredients can have on a child’s brain development, new guidelines state. The recommendation was released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). “When you look at the [...]