Dialysis During Pregnancy

In the last ten years or so, some of my students developed lupus, which
they inherited from their parents. So far both students have non-active
lupus which doesn’t usually affect their kidneys.

Prenatal Groups for Moms with Limited English Skills

Through a recent study, it was found that prenatal groups for pregnant women with limited English language skills can help new mothers become more comfortable and allow them to discuss common pregnancy and child-raising questions with other women.

Retinal Detachment and Preterm Birth

Though his story shows that extremely preterm children can lead healthy
lives despite their tumultuous beginnings, not every preterm child
outgrows the medical issues often associated with early birth.

Diabetes Testing During Prenatal Visits

When she was pregnant with my friend, our neighbor developed gestational
diabetes. Diabetes isn’t that common in her family and the only other
person who ever developed it was her grandpa during the later years of
his life.

Greater Medical Awareness May Fight Heart Disease

Heart disease runs in my family and all of my sisters, as well as my mother and grandmother all have the same issues, but since we know we’re prone to heart disease, all of us girls were checked early.

Preventing Emergency Care Visits for Infants

Some new moms are even more prone to visit the emergency room for any and every little thing, which can get expensive fast. Another option is to have a nurse on call for home visits, but this is also expensive.

Common Drugs That Cause Pregnancy Problems

According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, women who take
non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during the early
stages of pregnancy are more than two times more likely to miscarriage.

Passing on Hepatitis C Makes the Virus Harder to Fight

Though it’s possible to live with an infectious chronic virus without
ever putting other people at risk, mothers infected with chronic
diseases have a high chance of passing it on to their children.
Hepatitis C is one such virus that could potentially be passed on

Can Asthma Be Caused by PVC Flooring?

Recently, some of my friends found out that their young son has asthma.
It’s mainly caused by his allergy to pollen and dust, but it can also be
induced through exercise and an abundance of physical activity.

Why Baby Foods Aren’t Suitable for Weaning

Many babies go safely from breast milk straight to solid foods with no
trouble. A recent study supports this method and suggests that parents
should try a strict milk-based diet until their little ones are ready
for solid food.

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