Maternity Weight Influences Baby's Risk of Autism

A team of research psychiatrists at the University of Utah recently published the findings of a study comparing a woman's weight before and during pregnancy with the risk of her child being diagnosed in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ... read more »

Heartburn and Indigestion

Acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus is often to blame for heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Guide

Weight gain during pregnancy is a top concern, not only for how you will look and feel but also because it can be a determining factor in a healthy and happy pregnancy. Being overweight or underweight during pregnancy can both have adverse effects. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator Week By Week

Track your weight with the babyMed Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator. Target your individual recommended pregnancy weight gain based on your height and weight before pregnancy. ... read more »

Obesity and Fertility

Does obesity affect my fertility? ... read more »

Weight, Fertility and Pregnancy

There are many things that can affect a woman's ability to conceive. One of the most prominent causes for fertility problems is weight. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery And Pregnancy Precautions

Studies have shown that women can have a healthy pregnancy following gastric bypass surgery, though many obstetricians believe that gastric bypass surgery increases the nutritional and metabolic risk of subsequent pregnancy. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Premature Birth

Is weight gain during pregnancy related to premature delivery? ... read more »

Overweight and Weight Loss During Pregnancy

When you are overweight you should not lose weight during pregnancy but rather gain less weight than woman with average weight. ... read more »

Appetite, Increased

During pregnancy time, a woman's body will need additional calories, not just to help the baby grow, but to keep her healthy as well. As caloric needs increase, hunger may increase as well. ... read more »

Snoring

During pregnancy, women tend to experience nasal congestion and stuffiness that can increase the chances of snoring and sleep apnea. Weight gain, especially excess weight gain, can also attribute to an increase in snoring. ... read more »

Weight Gain During Pregnancy Linked to Overweight Children

According to a study published in Lancet on August 5, infants born to women who gain too much weight during pregnancy are more likely to become overweight children and adults later in life. ... read more »

Questions About Weight Gain Answered

Many women have questions about weight gain like, 'How much should I gain?' and 'Can I lose weight?' These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below. ... read more »

Is it Okay to Diet During Pregnancy?

For some women, the worries about pregnancy weight may cause her to diet. It is unsafe to diet in pregnancy, though weight loss is not dangerous in some cases, as was once thought. ... read more »

Factors that affect how long it takes to get pregnant

When couples ask ,"How long does it take to get pregnant?" they are often focused on the reproductive side of their body. ... read more »

Periconception Tip #6: Be at Your Optimal Weight

Periconception tip #6 of the 10 periconception tips that will help you improve your pregnancy chances and have a healthy baby. ... read more »

Losing The Baby Weight

No matter how much weight is gained or how healthy the woman has been eating, there will be at least a few pounds left over after the baby is born. ... read more »

Other Painful Body Changes

Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby is born. ... read more »

Constipation and Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Those same pregnancy hormones that make the muscles and ligaments more lax during the birthing process, will also play games with the intestinal organs. ... read more »

Body Aches and Pains

There will be plenty of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but the legs and back are often the body parts hit the hardest. Increased fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to swelling. ... read more »

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet are all common symptoms of pregnancy, but can cause also serious discomfort and even pain. ... read more »

Nausea and Vomiting as Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. And though the name suggests symptoms only occur in the morning, they can really happen at any time of day. ... read more »

Coexistence of Diabetes and Obesity in Pregnant Women

On its own, diabetes is already a chronic disease. But when it teams up with obesity, they form an even more frightening duo. Based on research published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, these conditions pose higher health risks and can lead to serious complications. ... read more »

Dealing with an Expanding Tummy

Stretching skin and moving organs are not pleasant all the time, but the woman can rest assured everything will move back into its normal space after the baby is born. ... read more »

Men: How to Stay Healthy at Any Age

Taking care of the body you're in today and taking a proactive approach to health care is the ideal way to stay healthy at any age. ... read more »

The Sleep / Testosterone Connection

Testosterone levels are highest, in both men and woman, at night duringREM sleep. So what happens if a men (or woman) has trouble sleeping anddoesn't spend enough time in REM? ... read more »

Heavy Kids Are Sluggish Thinkers

Excess pounds in childhood threaten the child's health well into adulthood and advanced age. One study indicates that kids who are too heavy are more sluggish thinkers than their thinner peers. ... read more »

PFC Exposure and Obesity: Is There a Link?

Protective coatings used on the outside of furniture and clothing could increase risk of obesity if the fetus is exposed in utero. Researchers from Rollins School of Public Health (Emory University) have linked the chemical to increased infant weight ... read more »

Maternal Adipose Level and Risk of Preeclampsia

Researchers from the Children's Health Hospital in Weifang, Chinarecently reviewed 29 studies with more than 1.9 million participants inhopes of finding a connection between maternal adipose level and risk of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Predicting Risk of Weight Problems in Childhood

Researchers from the School of Community Health at the University of Nottingham recently completed a study attempting to find a connection between weight predictors in infancy and prevalence of weight challenges in childhood. ... read more »

Obesity May Impair Fetal Nutrition and Health

The womb is the safest environment on earth. The fetus is warm, safe and well-fed during pregnancy, but according to a new clinical study, the womb of an obese woman is not as healthy as that of a woman of normal weight. ... read more »

Obesity During Pregnancy Affects Children for Years

While we know there is a connection between maternal obesity and fetal/child health and we know there are health risks associated with being obese during pregnancy, this study proves there are even more dimensions to the problem. ... read more »

"Biggest Loser" Contestant Hopes to Conquer Infertility

Season 15 of The Biggest Loser premiered on NBC on Tuesday,October 15. One of this season's contestants, Marie Pearl, wants a babyso badly she's willing to take the grueling challenge on TV for all the world to see. ... read more »

Caring for Your Large for Gestational Age Infant

A large for gestational age infant is born weighing more than 90% of all other infants born at the same gestational age. For instance, if an infant is born at 37 weeks weighing in excess of 10 pounds, that infant is termed large for gestational age. ... read more »

Pollutants May be to Blame for Obesity

Researchers from Columbia University have linked an environmental pollutant to obesity when the mother is exposed to the pollutant during pregnancy. The environmental pollutant to blame for the increased risk of obesity is polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. ... read more »

Start Lifestyle Changes Early for Healthy Pregnancies

Exercise is a great way to stay healthy during pregnancy, but it may not help overweight women prevent gaining more than they should. ... read more »

Diabetes in Men

Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. ... read more »

Maternal Weight Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Women who are overweight and obese during pregnancy are more apt to need advanced medical care, according to a research study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Advice Missing for Overweight Women

Researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine have found a breakdown between physician and pregnant woman. According to researchers at the college, physicians rarely give overweight or obese women accurate advice about proper weight gain during pregnancy. ... read more »

The Best Type of Fiber for Reducing Diabetes Risk

When it comes to diabetes prevention, fiber is a key ingredient in keeping blood sugars within a healthy range. ... read more »

The Link Between Maternal Obesity and Asthma

The number of children suffering from asthma has steadily increased in recent years. At an almost parallel rate, obesity has also increased. ... read more »

Connection Between Physical Activity and Becoming Pregnant

While scientists know that physical activity reduces the risk for many conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and depression, researchers are not clear about the connection between exercise and female fertility. ... read more »

Healthier Babies in Overweight Women With Diet & Exercise

An important new study -- the world's largest -- indicates that counseling the mother on healthier lifestyle choices during pregnancy often results in the delivery of a baby of healthy weight. ... read more »

Holiday Excess Can Lead to Male Infertility

What holiday traditions can affect male fertility? ... read more »

Smoking During Overweight Pregnancy May Cause Fetal Heart Damage

Being overweight during pregnancy significantly increases pregnancy complication risk. Smoking during pregnancy also increases pregnancy complication risk. ... read more »

Prepubescent Male Smokers Father Overweight Sons

The findings of a lengthy study suggest that a boy's use of cigarettes today may have a dramatic effect on the kids he'll have someday, especially his sons. ... read more »

Menstruation Starts Early in Girls Who Drink Sugary Sweets

New research indicates that what a girl drinks before her first period can hasten the arrival of her first period. It can influence her risk of developing breast cancer later in life, too. ... read more »

Infertility Diet for Men: How to Increase Male Fertility

Despite common thinking that the female's diet has the greatest effect on conception, new research is emerging on the importance of the man's diet and lifestyle choices when it comes to trying to conceive. ... read more »

How Does Maternal Obesity Affect Offspring?

High-fat and high-sugar diets are thought to play a role in the rise of obesity, but researchers believe the next generation will be predisposed to obesity and certain diseases due to molecular mechanisms that take place in the uterus during gestation. ... read more »

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Pregnancy

Many obese women will consider the option of gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight and get pregnant faster. ... read more »

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