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, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is expected to bring about a host of health harms, and a new study suggests that a surprising addition to that list might be an increase in the number of low birth weight babies born in poor nations. The researchers looked at almost 70,000 births in 19 [...]
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma, even if their own mothers did not smoke, a new study suggests. It’s known that smoking can cause changes in gene activity. The new study findings suggest that those changes can be passed down through more than [...]
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Blood tests may identify women with lupus who are at high risk for complications during pregnancy, according to a new study. Lupus is an immune system disorder known to increase the chances of pregnancy problems such as preeclampsia and miscarriage. This new research found that monitoring for certain “biomarkers” — [...]
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer do not need to delay treatment or end their pregnancy, a new study found. The study included 129 children in Europe whose mothers were diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, as well as a control group of 129 children born to women without [...]
The plastics chemical BPA appears to be linked with low birth weight among baby girls, a new study reports.