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Pregnancy Health – Can I Drink Kombucha While Pregnant?

If you love kombucha and have recently discovered you’re pregnant, you may be wondering if you can still enjoy your “mushroom tea,” or if you’ll have to give it up. A brief internet search fails to provide a clear answer on the safety of kombucha, especially during pregnancy. Even the experts are conflicted. Some say […]


Study Suggests Multivitamins During Pregnancy Could Reduce the Risk of Autism

Women are typically encouraged to take a multivitamin during pregnancy to help reduce their risk of nutritional deficiencies. Now there may be another reason – and it could be related to autism.


Lack of Information on Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy Alarms Study Researchers

Pregnancy and alcohol have a difficult history. Doctors used to recommend it because it allegedly offered benefits to both mother and baby. However, over time, we have come to understand that alcohol during pregnancy can have some serious implications, such as heart defects and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. So why, then, do we not have more information on the subject?


Over 35? Pregnancy Complications to Watch For

The trend toward older parenthood continues, with recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that for the first time in three decades 2016 birth rates among women 30-34 surpassed those among women ages 25-29 in the United States. The average age for women having their first child is now 28 years old.


Study: Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Is Safe

At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASOC) women heard some reassuring news about the long-term results of a breast cancer study. That comforting news? It appears to be safe for women to get pregnant following an early stage breast cancer diagnosis.


Is There Increased Miscarriage Risk from Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy?

According to a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, many classes of common antibiotics were associated with increased risk of miscarriage when used in early pregnancy.


New Advice on Pot and Pregnancy

With marijuana being legalized in numerous states across the US, there’s new advice urging women to refrain from smoking pot during pregnancy because of the risk that doing so could affect the brain of a developing fetus.


Does Baby Gender Affect Pregnancy Health?

People have been trying to predict baby genders for centuries. A new study published online in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity says that women who are carrying a female child may actually experience heightened inflammation which could make them feel worse during their pregnancy.


Microbial Legacy Begins in Pregnancy

A mother who gives birth vaginally and breastfeeds her baby is passing on essential microbes to her child, part of a continual chain of maternal heritage that stretches through generations of ancestry if all have done the same. This means that trillions of microorganisms that live on in the baby resemble those of the mother, her mother, and previous generations.


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Study Examines the Global Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Despite the studies out there touting the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, it maintains a concerning prevalence. Yet no one really knew just how devastating the numbers really were. A new study, conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and published in The Lancet Global Health, has given us a clear but disheartening analysis.


10 Tips For Adding More Iron To Your Diet During Pregnancy

Necessary for the production and health of red blood cells, iron is a vital nutrient. It is especially important for women who are pregnant because it ensures that both you and baby are getting the oxygen you need. Unfortunately, around half of all pregnant women suffer from some form of anemia. Protect the health of you and your baby by learning how to add more iron into your diet.