Women with epilepsy face elevated risk of death during pregnancy and childbirth
Women with epilepsy face a higher risk of death and a host of complications during their pregnancies than other women, according to a new study …
Why Does Asthma Put a Food-Allergic Child at a Higher Risk of Anaphylaxis?
How to Calm Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
Oh, the joys of pregnancy! Some women experience mood swings, abdominal bloating, excessive urination, fatigue and sore breasts. One common symptom for many mothers during their first trimester is nausea and vomiting, or morning sickness According to doctor Kathryn Litt, MD , an obstetrician with ProMedica Physicians, morning sickness is a common symptom for many women, but not all. She says there are several theories about…
How to reduce gas during pregnancy
The average person passes gas about 18 times per day due to bloating and indigestion, whether it be in the form of flatulence or belching. Pregnant women typically don’t experience gas more frequently than other individuals, but it can be more difficult to deal with and control as a result of higher levels of progesterone, which is the hormone that causes all your body’s muscles to relax.
Why Exercise During Pregnancy Matters
by Stephanie F. Deivert, RD, LDN Exercise and taking care of yourself become much more important during pregnancy, because now it is not just YOU anymore So you're pregnant, you're gaining weight, you feel tired and certainly not your best. With all of this, how and why exercise? The little one growing inside of you is relying on you to take the best care of yourself and provide the healthiest environment for them to develop. Regular exercise builds bones and muscles and gives…
Why Oral Hygiene is So Important During Pregnancy
Pregnant women may be at heightened risk for gum disease, which may have an impact on baby, so it’s crucial to remember oral care when you’re expecting.
Alzheimer’s Risk Higher for Women: Why?
It’s been known for years that women are more at risk for Alzheimer’s disease than men. Now there’s ...
What Foods Should I Avoid During Pregnancy?
Raw and undercooked meat (especially ground beef) - The potential risk is toxoplasmosis, a disease carried by infected cats. Animals can become
Adherence to Canada's Food Guide recommendations during pregnancy
Megan Jarman, Rhonda C. Bell, Kara Nerenberg and Paula J Robson Curr Dev Nutr June 2017, cdn.116.000356; DOI: doi.org/10.3945/cdn.116.000356 Megan Jarman Abstract Background: In Canada, pregnant women are typically referred to Canada's Food Guide (CFG); a set of national dietary recommendations designed to promote adequate nutrient intake. Pregnant women are also advised to gain weight within the IOM guidelines, which differ by pre-pregnancy BMI. However, CFG…
What Foods & Exercises Are Safe During Pregnancy?
There’s a lot to consider when you learn you’re expecting. Plans for baby names, nurseries, safety, feeding and other exciting changes likely fill the minds of expectant mothers. With all the excitement on the horizon, it can be a challenge to remember the changes you should make to your habits to ensure that you and your growing baby remain healthy throughout your pregnancy. To help simplify what you need to know, provided is a list of foods and exercises to add, remove or…
Maternal Smoking Before and During Pregnancy and the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
Video Abstract OBJECTIVES: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is an established risk factor for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Here, we aim to investigate the effects of maternal prepregnancy smoking, reduction during pregnancy, and smoking during pregnancy on SUID rates METHODS: We analyzed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Birth Cohort Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set (2007–2011: 20 685 463 births and 19 127 SUIDs). SUID…
Pa. Court Rules Mothers' Drug Use During Pregnancy Not Abuse
Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children under the state's child protection...
High-Risk Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Many conditions affecting a mother or her baby before, during or after pregnancy can designate a pregnancy as high risk. Learn what causes a high-risk pregnancy and how maternal-fetal medicine specialists can help Reviewed By Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your third, hearing your obstetrician, nurse practitioner or midwife say that your pregnancy is high risk can feel concerning. High-risk pregnancy is a term that…
How to Have a Healthy, High-Risk Pregnancy
A wide range of issues cause high-risk pregnancies, which could result in health problems for both mom and baby.
Pregnancy spacing: Tips for family planning
Family planning — Consider the risks of timing pregnancies too close together or too far apart.
Why morning sickness during pregnancy may be a good sign
New research looks at the risk of pregnancy loss and finds a curious connection
A Guide to Epilepsy, Seizures, and Pregnancy
Epilepsy is one of countless high-risk conditions the UnityPoint Clinic - Perinatology team help support and treat.
What you need to know about pregnancy complications
Severe complications in pregnancy are on the rise, especially among black women, whose risk of maternal mortality is higher than whites.
Pregnancy is often associated with swollen, sore feet. Get educated on what e...
Pregnancy is often associated with swollen, sore feet. Get educated on what exactly happens to the body during pregnancy, and what you can do to regain ... - Absolute Foot Care Specialists - Google+
The Arc Reacts to New Book on Pregnancy Risks, Including Drinking Alcohol: “Why Risk It?”
The news media is paying attention to a soon-to-be released book, "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know," by Emily Oster, an associate professor of economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. As the leading org