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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 high blood pressure, gestational high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia - a complication of pregnancy that includes elevated blood pressure - and must keep tabs on their blood pressure throughout pregnancy. "I…

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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…

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Mar, 2018

Mothers in early 30s have lowest premature birth risk, study finds

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Women in their early thirties have a 1% chance of early birth, with the risk rising to 1.2% for those over 40, analysis shows. Mothers in their early 30s have the lowest chance of having a premature baby, new research has found, with the risk rising significantly once the mother passes 40. Records of more than 165,000 pregnant women were analysed, showing that the likelihood of having a baby more…

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Mar, 2018

5 Specific Food Items to be Avoided During Pregnancy and Why?

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Pregnancy is one of the most crucial phases of a woman's life. As a would-be mom, you might crave for all the mouth-watering delicacies. However, it’s better to control your taste buds for the next nine months to make…

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Feb, 2018

6 Things that should not be worn during Pregnancy

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For a woman, attaining motherhood is one of the most beautiful feelings of her life. The feeling of carrying life and feeling it grow within you that too every moment is an experience that simply cannot be described in words. As an expectant mother, your heart might be filled with joy and enthusiasm, but at the same time, the physical changes in your body might bring you discomfort and uneasiness.…

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Feb, 2018

Weight gain during pregnancy

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Normal pregnancy weight gain Expectant mothers would gain weight in all the three trimesters of their pregnancy. So it is important to know how much weight gain in each trimester is normal. How much weight you gain in pregnancy has an impact on yours as well as the developing baby’s health. Your doctor will ask you to get your BMI checked and then give you a weight gain schedule. BMI…

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Feb, 2018

10 Noteworthy Tips and Advice for First time Expectant Mothers

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Attaining parenthood is a major milestone in every person’s life. However, for a woman, attaining motherhood that too for the first time can be both physically, as well as emotionally intimidating. As a first-time expectant mother, you may come…

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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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