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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


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


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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