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What You Need to Know If You Had High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

August 28, 2015

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests.

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says.
The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested.
“We’ve known for some time that obese women are more likely to have stillbirths, but […]

Parents’ Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care

August 25, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The clothing of parents and visitors may spread dangerous respiratory infections to infants in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a Australian study suggests.
Four percent of swabs taken from the personal clothing of caregivers and visitors in the NICU at Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney had detectable […]

Mom’s Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

August 25, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report.
Women who followed a very healthy diet were 37 percent less likely than those who ate poorly to have a baby with tetralogy of […]

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

August 24, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study.
Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational age also had an increased risk of ADHD, researchers found.
“Although ADHD is more […]

Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births

August 24, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, a new study finds.
The researchers analyzed nearly 800,000 births at 390 Canadian hospitals between 2006 and 2009. They found there were 3,600 newborn deaths and nearly 14,400 cases of complications in […]

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble

August 20, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A severe headache can sometimes be a warning sign that a pregnant woman and her fetus are in danger, researchers report.
“Headaches during pregnancy are quite common, but it is not always easy to distinguish between a recurring, preexisting migraine condition and a headache caused by a pregnancy complication,” […]

Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication

August 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preeclampsia — a condition where blood pressure in a pregnant woman can rise to life-threatening levels — is a key complication obstetricians try and predict early in pregnancy.
While commercial tests are being marketed for use in the first trimester to predict the risk of early onset preeclampsia, […]

Women Don’t Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say

August 19, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers hit hard with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy don’t need to muddle through debilitating symptoms, new recommendations say.
In updating 11-year-old guidelines on treating morning sickness, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now suggests women pair vitamin B6 and the antihistamine […]

The Surprising Way Your Height Affects Your Pregnancy

August 18, 2015

A pregnant woman’s height may affect her risk for preterm birth, a new study suggests.


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