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May, 2019

Why are prenatal vitamins essential?
By : Jyoti Sharma

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Why are prenatal vitamins essential- Intake and Dosage Prenatal vitamins are often known as prenatal supplements commonly consumed by women who are of child-bearing age. They give you nutrients which contribute to healthy being of the baby. Besides, consuming…

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Apr, 2018

Genes Associated With Severe Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy Identified

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A new study from UCLA has identified two genes associated with hyperemesis gravid-arum, for which the cause was previously unknown. The genes, known as GDF15 and IGFBP7, are both involved in the development of the placenta and play important roles in early pregnancy and appetite regulation. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. Most women experience some morning sickness during pregnancy, but about 2 percent of pregnant women…

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Mar, 2018

Woman Develops Rare Cesarean Scar Condition, 5 Times

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In a rare occurrence, a pregnant woman's gestational sac — the small vessel that holds the developing embryo — attached not to the lining of her womb but instead to a scar left over from a previous C-section. And it happened five times in a row, according to a recent report of the woman's case. So-called cesarean scar pregnancies (CSPs) are not only rare — occurring in approximately 1 in 1,800 to…

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Mar, 2018

Home blood pressure monitoring during pregnancy safe, cost effective

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(Reuters Health) - For pregnant women with chronic or pregnancy-related hypertension, home blood pressure monitoring could safely reduce their number of required hospital visits, suggests a small study in the UK. About 10 percent of pregnant women have chronic…

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Mar, 2018

Despite Known Dangers, Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

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Maternal tobacco use during pregnancy has been linked to a variety of negative infant and child outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, and various birth defects, according to the CDC. That's why when the agency's National Center for Health Statistics released a data brief (www.cdc.gov) on Feb. 28, it was disheartening to see that one in 14 women who gave birth in the United States in 2016 reported that they had smoked…

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Feb, 2018

When Pollution Threatens the Health of the Baby on the Way

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Expectant mothers as well as women trying to get pregnant, and their partners, already have a lot to think about. Experts recommend doing everything possible to be in optimal health, from exercising to eating right, as well as taking a folic acid supplement to reduce the risk of birth defects like spina bifida. But one widespread threat to the health of the child that research is still sorting out – and which…

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Feb, 2018

Study accurately estimates prevalence of FASD in the United States

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The new findings may represent more accurate prevalence estimates of FASD among the general population than prior research. The study is published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More than 6,000 first-graders in the Pacific…

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