Nutrition is probably one of the most important parts of pregnancy – not just because you’re taking care of your own body, but because everything you do affects your baby. This is why it’s so important for women to include a wide variety of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in their daily diets. But there are some foods you should eat regularly during pregnancy; grapefruit is one of them.
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When it comes to pregnancy and weight gain, nothing could be more deceiving that the old adage, “eating for two.” A new study, supported by the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) explains why it isn’t true and why it’s putting many pregnant women and their babies at risk.
In adults, high blood pressure can lead to serious heart complications. Lifestyle and diet changes are recommended to help bring high blood pressure back to a normal level. If that doesn’t work, medications are prescribed. But what happens when a child has high blood pressure?
Treatment of Mild Sleep Apnea during Pregnancy may Improve Fetal Health and Delivery Outcomes for Preeclampsia Sufferers
Sleep apnea, a condition characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing while sleeping, has been linked to negative pregnancy outcomes in some studies. For women that suffer from both sleep apnea and preeclampsia, the risk to baby are even further multiplied than if the mother had only one condition or the other.
According to a new study, conducted by the University of Helsinki in Finland, infants born to mothers who suffer from hypertension during pregnancy are at a higher risk for a lower IQ later in life.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can be dangerous for both mother and baby. Unfortunately, very little is known about the drugs used to treat hypertension is pregnant women. This may mean that there are unknown side effects.
The obesity epidemic is not limited to adults; children are also struggling to battle the bulge and of the many health complications that can stem from obesity – high blood pressure is just one of them. The epidemic of obesity, it appears, is playing a large role in the increased number of children suffering from high blood pressure.
Women with high blood pressure during early pregnancy are more prone to having babies with birth defects says a new research in the British Medical Journal. The researchers add that the drugs taken to control the blood pressure before pregnancy and in the early months can actually prevent the risk.