Last year, an estimated 303,000 women died from pregnancy-related causes, 2.7 million babies died during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million babies were stillborn. Access to quality healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth may prevent many of these deaths. It is estimated only 64% of women receive antenatal (prenatal) care four or more times throughout their pregnancy.
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Did you know that approximately 68% of women are calcium deficient? Meeting the recommended 1000 mg of daily calcium needed during your pregnancy is even more important because baby’s bones, teeth, heart, nerves, and muscles depend on calcium for growth.
All mothers want to believe that they have done the very best for their babies, given them every chance to live up to their full potential. When it comes to nurturing their intelligence, it could be as easy as eating fruit during pregnancy – at least that is what one study says.
After having IVF treatment an Australian woman gave birth this week at age 62. Very few women are able to conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF, but these women also go through menopause later and have lower risks for heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia. But despite those benefits, becoming pregnant later in life carries some real risk.
Research has shown that the more weight you gain during pregnancy the harder it is to lose that weight after giving birth. And there’s no disputing that gaining too much pregnancy weight is the biggest contributor to postpartum weight retention.
The method for reporting Zika cases has changed, and with that change the number of pregnant US women infected with the disease has suddenly tripled. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the reporting change on Friday.
Many pregnancy complications occur due to a malfunctioning placenta that fails to deliver the right amount of nutrients to a growing fetus or fails to maintain a consistent healthy environment in which the fetus can grow. But an international research team…
We’ve all heard “eating for two” but women should remember that being pregnant isn’t a blank check allowing the eating of whatever they want or however much they crave. Gaining weight while you’re pregnant is natural and essential. But gaining too much weight during any pregnancy is unhealthy for both the mom and the baby.
Good news moms-to-be! That cup of coffee you’ve been dreaming of? Go get it because a new study from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has revealed that drinking and eating moderate amounts of caffeine doesn’t affect your child’s intelligence!
several studies have found that a concerning number of women continue to drink during pregnancy. A new one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms this while also revealing that binge drinking may actually be a bigger problem for pregnant women than for women who are not pregnant.
Preeclampsia, which can occur any time after the 20th week of pregnancy, is one of the most common. With no other treatment currently available for the condition, infants are typically born within just days of their mother’s diagnosis. This can mean severe complications and possibly even infant mortality, especially for those born very prematurely.