Tag: "pregnancy"

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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 […]

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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.

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What Causes Low Amniotic Fluid Levels (Oligohydramnios)?

Amniotic fluid performs a crucial function during pregnancy. It provides your baby with room to move around, and it aids in the development of limbs, muscles, lungs, and digestive system. Unfortunately, approximately eight percent of expectant mothers have low amniotic fluid during their pregnancy. About four percent have low enough fluid to receive a diagnosis of oligohydramnios.

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Pregnant Nicky Hilton Rothschild Attends The 2017 Ballet Fall Gala

Nicky Hilton Rothschild was radiant in red as she walked the red carpet at the 2017 Ballet Fall Gala on Thursday September 28, 2017.

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Vancouver Woman Openly Shared Her Battle with Cancer on Facebook and is Saving Lives

Erin Barrett might have wanted to reach a lot of women with her eye-opening Facebook post, but it’s doubtful that she ever thought it would go viral – at least not to the extent it has. Her goal was to share the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer with 580 women. By doing so, statistically, she could help save as many as 10 women’s lives.

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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?

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Mom Delivers a Whopping 12-Pound Baby Boy!

The average baby arrives weighing about 7lbs. At 12-pounds, 4.5-ounces Theo Brown doubled that and surprised both his parents and the staff the birthing center where he was born!

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Statistics indicate that some 70 to 80 percent of expectant mothers experience some form of morning sickness, but for at least 60,000 women each year (most likely more), the sickness is severe. These soon-to-be moms suffer from a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum. It typically involves extreme nausea and vomiting, and it can place the mother at risk for dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and even death. Learn more about this serious but often treatable condition, including its causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.

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10 Tips to Help You Kick Morning Sickness to the Curb

Morning sickness (which isn’t confined to just mornings) is an extremely common pregnancy condition, but it certainly doesn’t feel normal. It seems that anything and everything – or even nothing at all – sets it off. You’re searching for the restroom, the second you enter a place you’ve never been. And it strikes, without warning, at some of the most inconvenient times. Thankfully, there are some things that expectant moms can do to kick morning sickness to the curb.

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Terminally Ill Mom Delivers Her 6th Child

Carrie DeKlyen made the ultimate sacrifice by choosing to forego cancer treatment and carry her baby to term. In April, the mom of 6 was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an aggressive, rapidly growing malignant tumor that can affect the brain and spinal cord.

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Researchers Discover a New Genetic Risk Factor for Autism

With one in 68 children affected by autism, researchers are searching for answers. What causes it? When does it happen? Sadly, there is still so much to learn. However, there are numerous studies to indicate that it is a genetic condition, one that may occur as early as conception. A new study, conducted by researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, adds to the growing body of evidence. However, this study also made a new discovery – a postzygotic mosaic mutation – that may be responsible for at least some cases of autism.