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
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 64,000 births in Vancouver, Canada, and found that expectant mothers who lived in a neighborhood with plenty of trees, grass [...]
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found young pregnant women, those who are non-Hispanic black or Mexican-American, as well [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. Children had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of developing asthma between age 5 and 11 if their mothers [...]
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won’t provide any long-term benefits for infants. After analyzing the effects of magnesium sulfate given to pregnant women, researchers in Australia found it had no benefit on brain, behavioral, growth [...]
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report. The researchers suggest that limiting embryo transfers for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) could ease some of that burden. Over the past 30 years, multiple births have increased in tandem [...]