Researchers from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education
and Research in India recently published a study on the impact of
household air pollution on stillbirth rates in India. The study was
published in the journal Environmental Research.
Misuse of drugs during pregnancy has been found to increase the risk of
infant visual impairments. Researchers from the Princess Royal Maternity
in Glasgow recently published a study in the journal Pediatrics on the
infant visual evoked potentials (VEP).
Hypopituitarism treatment during pregnancy is important to the neonatal
health, according to a new study published in the journal Thyroid.
Researchers from the Pediatrics Department at the University of Maryland
authored the study.
Because pregnancy is often painful there are hundreds of strange
accessories designed to help alleviate some of the discomfort. It can be
difficult to decide which accessories are necessary and which are a
waste of money.
The study claims women diagnosed with vasculitis are more likely to have
complicated pregnancies. Vasculitis does not appear to affect male
fertility or health of the conceived offspring.
High blood pressure in pregnancy is a clear warning sign for
preeclampsia. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure has also
been associated with birth defects and long-term side effects on
maternal health independent of preeclampsia.
It is estimated that up to 80% of pregnant women suffer some sort of
nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. Researchers from Babol University
of Medical Sciences recently published a study in the Iran Red Crescent
Medical Journal on the effects of mint oil on these common pregnancy
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that can lead to
hypertension, protein in urine and preterm delivery. The only cure for
the condition is delivery of the fetus. Researchers have been looking
for a definitive cause of preeclampsia for years.
Your family is planning a dinner at the local Chinese restaurant and you
want to participate. Are buffet meals safe for pregnant
There is a good chance most baby showers you have attended have been
a girls-only event. Even the coed baby showers were plagued with pastel
colors and feminine themes.
You know how important hydration is during pregnancy. To keep your
growing baby in good health, you need to keep your own body healthy by
drinking plenty of fluids. Though, you need to be picky about what
Hypertension during your pregnancy can be very dangerous, but recent
studies show that the medications prescribed to regulate the problem
might pose an even bigger risk.
According to a new study presented at an American College of Cardiology
annual meeting, detecting preeclampsia risk is as easy as viewing the
hand of a pregnant woman under a special microscope.
With news of deaths associated with compounded drugs created by New
England Compounding Center reaching a feverous pitch, the risk of
compounding drugs and the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
in the production of these drugs is up in the air.
Yeast infections are more common during pregnancy due to hormonal
changes, specifically increased estrogen. Rising estrogen levels spark
glycogen production and with more food yeast grows out of control and
takes over healthy microorganisms.
Even the most minor nagging cold during your pregnancy can
make you want to curl up in bed and never come out. Pregnancy is
painful and inconvenient enough, so adding a cold to the equation only
makes it that much worse.
Seizures occur when the brain sends out erratic signals to multiple
muscle groups at the same time. Not all seizure disorders are the same,
but they all begin with this erratic messaging. The most common seizure
disorder affecting pregnant women is epilepsy.
The human immune system is powered by antibodies. When the body detects a
threat like bacteria or viruses, lymphocytes produces proteins called
immunoglobulins or antibodies to save the day.
The ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
recognizes the fact that non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy is an
issue medical professionals deal with on a daily basis.
Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect a person's emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding food and weight.
Gas is one of those symptoms of pregnancy that is extremely common but
also extremely embarrassing. Few women go a full nine months without a
problem with gas during pregnancy, but at the same time every woman
wants to prevent it as much as possible.
About 50% of women living in low to middle income countries are not
receiving adequate antenatal care. Researchers from the University of
Central Lancashire recently published a qualitative study of various
countries in the journal PLoS Medicine.
A recent study in the journal Diabetes Care reports no positive
benefit from continuous monitoring of pregestational diabetes in
pregnant women. Women recruited for the study were diagnosed with either
type 1 or type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy.
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a
type of staph infection that commonly spreads in hospitals or nursing
You might find that one more positive aspect of your pregnancy is that,
assuming you have one consistent sexual partner, you won’t have to wear
condoms for the duration of your baby’s development.
To drink, or not to drink diet soda: this is a commonly asked question
during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many women whose pre-pregnancy drink
of choice was a calorie-free Diet Coke
or Diet Pepsi may have a difficult time giving up their beverage fix.
Pregnant women may be more sensitive to the flu virus during pregnancy
due to changes in the immune system. According to Flu.gov, pregnant
women should seek out the flu shot as soon as it becomes available.
A friend of mine has had diabetes since she was four years old. While
the condition is totally manageable with the help of modern technology
and food science, it is still a major inconvenience in her life.
While cell phones are a major part of our daily lives, they really
haven’t been around that long. Most of us only started carrying them
around constantly in the early 2000’s, which means they have only been a
daily habit for twelve years or so.
You’re avoiding fish. You’re avoiding alcohol. You’re even avoiding your
morning coffee, which has made you an absolute monster every morning.
Did you know though, that you should probably avoid licorice, too?