Tag: "Pregnancy Health"

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World Health Organization Doubles Doctor Visit Recommendations For Moms-To-Be

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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Are You Getting Enough Calcium During Your Pregnancy?

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.

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Study Says Eating Fruit During Pregnancy May Boost Baby’s Intelligence

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.

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Age and Pregnancy Risk

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.

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Study: Giving in to Pregnancy Food Cravings a Bad Idea

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.

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New Reporting Method Shows Rise in US Zika Virus Numbers

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.

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A Safe New Way to Deliver Medicine to the Placenta

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…

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The Healthy Way to Gain Pregnancy Weight

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.

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Drinking Coffee During Pregnancy Won’t Harm Child’s IQ, New Study Finds

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!

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Report: 1 in 10 Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

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.

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Study Uncovers Possible Treatment for Preeclampsia

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.