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More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report.
The new research supports recent recommendations to screen or test pregnant women for substance abuse, according to the study’s authors.
Done over three years […]

The Surprising Health Risk of Being Pregnant With A Boy

May 21, 2015

A baby’s gender appears to affect a mother’s risk for diabetes during pregnancy — called gestational diabetes — and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review.
“Our findings are important due to the limited research exploring the use of antidepressants to treat postnatal depression,” study first author Emma Molyneaux, of King’s College London in England, said in a college […]

Pregnancy Doesn’t Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

May 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being pregnant does not raise a woman’s risk for death or complications after undergoing general surgery, a new study finds.
“Pregnant patients undergoing emergency and non-emergency general surgery do not appear to have elevated rates of [illness or death],” Dr. Robert Meguid, of the University of Colorado, and colleagues […]

Expectant Mothers’ Lifestyle May Influence Child’s Later Weight

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had poor health habits during pregnancy are at increased risk for obesity, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at more than 5,100 children in Greece and found that they were much more likely to be obese at age 8 if their mother gained more than the […]

Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

May 8, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Misconceptions about miscarriages are common, and those mistaken beliefs can make the experience even more painful for those who suffer through it, a new survey reveals.
More than half of the 1,000 adults who responded to the survey incorrectly believed miscarriages are rare, and many thought […]

Does Mom’s Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

May 6, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The sounds emitted by cellphones carried by pregnant women may rattle the sleep-and-wake cycles of their fetuses, new research suggests.
The finding is based on a small study that tracked fetal reactions to repetitive cellphone and beeper use among more than two dozen resident physicians while […]

Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

May 5, 2015

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.
The study of 2,700 premature infants found that females were able to breast-feed or bottle-feed one day earlier than males. This is an important measurement because preemies need […]

More Women Are Having Unsupervised Home Births

May 4, 2015

Home births without a midwife or doctor present — which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease — have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers report.

Moms’ Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

May 1, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely obese before pregnancy, their kids were more […]


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