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Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]


Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

July 21, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.
The new study also hints — but doesn’t prove — that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose [...]


Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds

July 9, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers who exercise in late pregnancy may enter the world with a little less body fat, a new study finds.
Researchers said that could be a good thing, since extra fat at birth could continue into childhood and beyond. But the long-term health [...]


Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Newborns, Study Finds

July 9, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers who exercise in late pregnancy may enter the world with a little less body fat, a new study finds.
Researchers said that could be a good thing, since extra fat at birth could continue into childhood and beyond. But the long-term health [...]


Having a C-Section? Ask About THIS Incision Closure

July 9, 2014

Women who deliver their baby by cesarean section are less likely to suffer complications if sutures — rather than staples — are used to close the incision, a new study says.


Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study

July 8, 2014

TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who deliver their baby by cesarean section are less likely to suffer complications if sutures — rather than staples — are used to close the incision, a new study says.
“This study clearly shows that women who undergo C-section have fewer wound complications after suture closure than [...]


Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies

July 7, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Home visits from nurses during pregnancy and a child’s first two years help improve survival odds for both mothers and children, according to new research.
The study followed more than 1,100 mother-child pairs from disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods in Memphis, Tenn., for two decades. Poor women have [...]


Around the Globe, Mom’s Health Key to Newborn’s Size

July 7, 2014

MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Well-nourished, healthy and well-educated mothers who receive prenatal care have babies of similar size – regardless of differences in their race, ethnicity or where they live, a new study finds.
Conversely, poor nutrition and health seem to be the main culprits behind large differences in the growth of babies [...]


C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study

July 1, 2014

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A cesarean delivery might put women at a slightly increased risk for ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth in future pregnancies, a new study finds.
However, the risk for either complication is still very low, researchers said.
The researchers analyzed data from nearly 833,000 first-time mothers in Denmark. Those whose baby was [...]


Some Companies Don’t Have to Offer Free Birth Control, Supreme Court Says

June 30, 2014

Family-owned companies don’t have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.



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