Folic Acid Absorption Affected By Medications

First trimester exposure to certain medications such as folic acid antagonists is associated with increased risk for neural tube, cardiovascular and urinary tract defect. ... read more »

Heartburn and Baby's Hair

Does a lot of heartburn mean that the baby will have a lot of hair? ... read more »

Glucose Tests During Pregnancy Predicts Future Heart Disease

Pregnancy glucose levels could be predictive of future cardiovascular disease (CVD). ... read more »

Congenital Hypoplastic (Left Heart Syndrome)

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital heart defect where the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. For the first 10 to 11 days after birth, the patent ductus arteriosus, this closes soon after birth. ... read more »

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. Symptoms of the condition include difficulty eating, failure to thrive, no weight gain or weight loss, sudden death or stroke. ... read more »

Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome

Trisomy 13 syndrome is a disorder of human chromosomes which occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 live born infants. Trisomy 13 is due to the presence of an extra #13 chromosome. ... read more »

Long-Term Health Associated with Pregnancy Health

According to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Health, the outcome of a woman's pregnancy may be a key indicator of her future health. ... read more »

Men Without Children At Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers recently revealed that having children decreases a man's risk of cardiovascular disease. ... read more »

Starvation During Pregnancy Linked to Cardiac Side Effects

During World War II, Leningrad was seized by opposing forces in the war. Residents faced extreme starvation, including pregnant women, infants and children. Researchers studied the effects of extreme starvation in pregnancy and early childhood using this time frame. ... read more »

The Effects of Tachysystole on the Fetal Heart

Researchers from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that examined the various effects of tachysystole on the fetal heart. ... read more »

Human Heart Tissue Jumbled Until Late Pregnancy

Despite the fact that the first human heart beat can be detected early in the first trimester, researchers from the University of Leeds report human heart tissues remain jumbled until walls develop late in pregnancy. ... read more »

Fit Moms Have Heart-Healthy Babies

The findings of a joint project involving researchers in the United States and Germany indicate that the exercise a woman does while pregnant will have beneficial life-long effects on the health of the child she carries. ... read more »

Exercising While Pregnant Improves Heart Function in Offspring

A mother can improve the health of her child's heart by exercising during pregnancy, according to a new study. ... read more »

Tips for Coping with Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn or pyrosis is a common complaint during pregnancy. It is a painful or burning sensation in the esophagus, just below the breastbone. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. ... read more »

Positive Effects of Exercising During Pregnancy

Recently, researchers have found that regular exercise during pregnancy can help improve your child’s vascular system into their adulthood. ... read more »

Cardiovascular Pregnancy Body Changes

  The following changes with the circulatory system during pregnancy happen week by week as early as the very first pregnancy week ... read more »

Heartburn and Pregnancy

Find out what's causing that heartburning sensation during pregnancy and what you can do about it. ... read more »

Bright Spot Echogenic Focus And Down Syndrome

Occasionally a so-called 'echogenci focus' or bright spot is seen in the heart of the fetus. Does this suggest an increased risk of Down syndrome in the baby? ... read more »