Pregnancy Health News
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Preterm Labor: City Mom vs. Country Mom Add one more factor you should take into account for a healthy pregnancy: where you live.
What Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy? Controlling your migraines with topiramate or asthma with terbutaline? You may want to talk with your OB-GYN about their safety, as those are ...
Relationship Problems and Depression During Pregnancy Could a bad relationship with your partner be what’s behind your depression during pregnancy? Maybe.
Could Antioxidants in Your Pregnancy Diet Be the Answer to Childhood Obesity? Adding foods high in antioxidants, like sweet potatoes and green leafy vegetables, into your pregnancy diet may reduce your baby’s risk of ...
Depression Due to Miscarriage May Persist Even After Giving Birth Miscarriage is an obvious cause of depression for many women, but that depression may linger even after giving birth to a healthy baby. ...
A New Tool to Keep Pregnancy Weight Gain in Check Need an intervention, Mom-to-be? Not that kind, but one that may help you stay on the right track with weight gain during pregnancy. ...
Inducing Labor Raises Risks for Moms Put down the calendar, Mom-to-be! Scheduling your baby’s birth could increase your risk for birth-related complications. ...
Mouthwash Lowers Risk for Preterm Birth Simply swishing with mouthwash after brushing your teeth could lower your risk of preterm birth.
Lead Exposure May Cause High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Small amounts of lead exposure could lead to high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Sex During Pregnancy Safe for Low-Risk Women Wondering if it's safe to have sex during pregnancy? Good news, mom-to-be! More than likely, it’s A-OK to do the deed.
Your Pregnancy Diet May Affect Baby’s Brain Development Watching your calories, mom-to-be? How much you eat in the first half of pregnancy could affect your baby’s brain development. ...
Chemicals Found in Pregnant Women Chemicals like BPA and PBDE are being found in pregnant women in the US—even chemicals that have been banned for years.
Closely Spaced Pregnancies a Cause of Autism? There’s growing evidence that a child’s risk for autism begins soon after conception, and child spacing could be a factor. ...
Cesarean Birth Still on the Rise in the US The rate of Cesarean birth deliveries continues to rise in the US, while the preterm birth rate drops.
Moms Who Take Folic Acid and Iron Supplements Have Smarter Kids Folic acid helps reduce neural tube defects and iron pumps up the blood, but these two supplements may also lead to a smarter baby. ...