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Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

A woman being exposed to high levels of pollen late in pregnancy can elevate a child's risk of early asthma. This is according to a group of researchers at Sweden%u2019s Umea University. Read More


The Impact of a Mother's Stress During Pregnancy

The Impact of a Mother's Stress During Pregnancy

We know that stress impacts our lives in numerous negative ways. But can it impact our unborn children? English researchers have published results showing that stress on pregnant women can affect the development of a fetus and how they grow into childhood. They conclude that reducing stress du... Read More


Young, Low-Income Mothers Face Greater Depression Risks

Young, Low-Income Mothers Face Greater Depression Risks

Women who give birth before turning 23 face a much greater risk for encountering clinical depression during pregnancy than older mothers, a recent study indicates. In addition, researchers find that younger mothers' children more commonly suffer from emotional problems and have a below-average... Read More


Bariatric Surgery Helps Avoid Pregnancy Complications

Bariatric Surgery Helps Avoid Pregnancy Complications

Women who have undergone dramatic weight loss following bariatric surgery have faced fewer pregnancy and delivery issues and fewer newborn complications when compared to obese mothers. The investigation analyzed data from 75 clinical studies and found that pregnant women who had undergone weig... Read More


The Benefits of Flu Immunization During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Flu Immunization During Pregnancy

In spite of a long-standing recommendation for pregnant women to receive a flu vaccination, up to three-quarters of women who responded to a national survey are unaware or unclear about these recommendations. In addition, only 20 percent of women who are currently pregnant intend to receive a ... Read More


In Vitro Fertilization Improves

In Vitro Fertilization Improves

Clinical results from Down Under suggest that recent advances in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can double the chances of having a baby for women in their early 40s. And the success rate for this group is increasing faster than any other's. The successes resulted from improved media for culturi... Read More


Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise up to the end of pregnancy has no harmful effect on the weight or size of the fetus, according to research appearing in the International Journal of Obesity. The study was conducted by Polytechnic University of Madrid and demonstrates the positive relationship between the weight of se... Read More


Getting Sun During Pregnancy May Strengthen Baby's Bones

Getting Sun During Pregnancy May Strengthen Baby's Bones

When women get more sun during the last months of their pregnancies, their babies are likely to have stronger, healthier bones, a benefit that may last their whole lives, a recent study found. The study, conducted in Britain and reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Saba Khalid M.D. 12/7/2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Saba Khalid M.D. 12/7/2009

Professor Glover's study hits the point home that "stress" is harmful all around. Stress unfortunately, is a side effect of living. Maternal stress, however, can be detrimental to the developing baby especially in the early part of pregnancy. The hormone cortisol produced during periods of st... Read More


Ingredient in Breast Milk Helps Protect Babies' Intestines

Ingredient in Breast Milk Helps Protect Babies' Intestines

An ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies, according to research conducted by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The ingredient called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, is found at its highest levels in colostr... Read More


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