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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


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


The Risks of Being Overweight During Pregnancy

The Risks of Being Overweight During Pregnancy

Many pregnant women are unaware of being overweight or obese, and lack knowledge of the risks it poses to their possible pregnancy, according to findings published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Associate Professor Leonie Callaway and her colleagues surveyed 412 women in early pregnancy ... 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


Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Having three or more miscarriages and undergoing hormone treatment for infertility increase pregnant women’s risk for pre-eclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a recent investigation shows. In the study, which was published in the British Journal of Obstetri... Read More


Pregnancy and LASIK Don't Mix

Pregnancy and LASIK Don't Mix

When a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, her hormonal balance shifts dramatically. This causes her body to retain more fluid. And when this happens, her eyes' lenses swell, too, making a correct diagnosis to fix her vision problems with LASIK surgery all but impossible. When the lens swells... Read More



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