Pregnancy and Health

3 Ways to Help Your Body Through Its Changes After Giving Birth

Nov 29 2016 - 6:15pm
Giving Birth

Congratulations on your newborn! While you and the world are focusing on your new bundle of joy, some physical changes might start happening to your body. Don't worry – here are some healthy tips to ease your post-pregnancy changes.

Your body went through some whirlwind changes when you were pregnant, now that you've given birth you might think your body will simply go back to your pre-pregnancy state gradually and aren't eve

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Breastfeeding can break down disparities in health outcomes

Nov 24 2016 - 5:31pm
A mother breastfeeding her child

Research has shown that breastfeeding could prevent shocking disparities in health outcomes.

It has generally been accepted that children are healthier when they are breasfed. However there remain many women who choose not to breasfeed their babies.

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Must Have App Signals Perfect Time for Sex

Sep 30 2016 - 7:13am
High tech baby-making device helps couples

There’s an app for everything and sex is no exception. Here’s why many women are after this must have app that signals the perfect time for sex.

According to a recent NBC News report on wearable tech with an app that syncs with your smartphone, researchers have developed what some refer to as “Fitbit Fertility”―a new smart band called “Ava”

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Breastfeeding saves lives of babies and mothers

Sep 29 2016 - 4:10pm
A baby breastfeeding

Breastfeeding as it is recommended may protect babies and their mothers from premature death and serious illnesses.

There has been growing evidence that breastfeeding is good for the health of babies. It seems that breastfeeding is also good for the health of mothers.

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Is Morning Sickness a Good Sign or a Bad Sign about Your Pregnancy?

Sep 27 2016 - 7:08am
Morning sickness could benefit the baby

Should morning sickness be something to worry about during your pregnancy—especially when it’s really bad and often? Here’s what the latest study revealed after following roughly 800 women during their pregnancy.

According to a recent CBS News health report, expectant mothers have enough to worry about without the added fear of what’s going on with their body and all the nausea and vomiting during

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Chocolate and Pregnancy, Perfect Together?

Feb 2 2016 - 5:54pm
chocolate and pregnancy

What could be sweeter than a study that says chocolate and pregnancy may be a great combination. That finding and the reasons why will be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting on February 4 in Atlanta.

Previous research has suggested that pregnant women who eat chocolate may have a greater risk of preeclampsia, although study results have been conflicting.

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More pregnant women undergoing kidney dialysis

Mar 28 2015 - 9:08pm
Kidney dialysis increasing for pregnant women

More expectant mothers are developing kidney failure and beginning dialysis while pregnant, an apparent byproduct of the rise of chronic kidney disease in the United States.

In a survey of 75 kidney specialists, 43 percent reported that they had treated pregnant women on dialysis.

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Excess Folic Acid During Pregnancy Harmful?

Feb 14 2015 - 7:10am
excess folic acid during pregnancy harmful

It is well accepted that it is important for pregnant women to get adequate amounts of folic acid to help prevent neural tube birth defects. However, excess folic acid during pregnancy could be harmful, based on new findings and some previous research.

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Celiac disease concerns among pregnant women revealed

Aug 21 2014 - 7:41pm
Celiac Disease among pregnant women

A new study focuses on concerns among pregnant women who have celiac disease. Researchers studied more than 300,000 pregnancies to find 892 women who were suffering from celiac disease. Their goal was to determine if the condition led to complications associated with carrying a child.

Pregnant women diagnosed with celiac disease were compared to pregnant women who did not have this illness in a study from the University of Nottingham.

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Danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant has been reinforced

Feb 18 2014 - 8:09am
Danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant

Drinking alcohol while a woman is pregnant can be hazardous for the well being of the unborn baby. There has been news around for years that drinking while pregnant can harm the fetus. However, due to the lure of drinking alcohol to gain a high during times of stress many women appear to wonder if perhaps some drinking while pregnant is actually dangerous. New research has however reinforced the finding that drinking while pregnant is dangerous.

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Bottle Fed Babies Face Stomach Obstruction Risk

Oct 21 2013 - 6:16pm
Bottle fed babies face stomach obstruction risk

Babies who are bottle fed appear to be at an increased risk for a serious type of stomach obstruction called hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. Some women are at greater risk than others of giving birth to an infant who develops this problem.

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