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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


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


Discovery Links Pre-Eclampsia to Diet

Discovery Links Pre-Eclampsia to Diet

Women with the condition pre-eclampsia have been found with red blood cells containing unusually high levels of a compound found in unpasteurized food, according to research published in the journal Reproductive Sciences. The findings are important because they hint at the possibility of this ... 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


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


Is It Safe to Drink Small Amounts of Alcohol During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Drink Small Amounts of Alcohol During Pregnancy?

The National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (or NICE) recently claims that pregnant women can drink up to 1.5 units of alcohol (or one and a half small glasses of wine) without harming the unborn child. This comes after the Department of Health advises that expectant mothers sho... Read More



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