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If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 – Women who give birth to their first child even a couple of weeks early are up to three times more likely to deliver their next baby prematurely, new research suggests. "The magnitude of the increased risk surprised us – it really is a potent factor," said senior study author Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski. She is associate director of precision health with the University of California, San Francisco's Preterm Birth Initiative. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 160,000 women who gave birth in California between 2005 and 2011. The study authors defined "preterm" as birth at less than 37 weeks' gestation and "early term" birth at 37 to 38 weeks' gestation. Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death and a major cause of life-long neurological issues, such as cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and vision and hearing loss, according to the ... Read more

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CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika

Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 – In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because of brain damage caused by the virus. Those six cases will likely not be the last, as 234 pregnant women in the United States have already been diagnosed with Zika infection, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of those pregnancies are continuing, and the new statistics don't include any Zika infections in U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico. While most adults report only mild symptoms with the mosquito-borne disease, infection with the virus during early pregnancy can be far more threatening. Zika has been definitively linked to a devastating birth defect known as microcephaly – a condition where an infant is ... Read more

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Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk

Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 – The danger of Zika-related birth defects may be confined to maternal infections that occur during the first two trimesters of a pregnancy, a new study suggests. Colombian and U.S. researchers studied almost 12,000 pregnancies occurring in 2015 among women in Colombia, a country that is endemic for the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus. The study detected no cases of infant abnormalities among women who contracted Zika during the last three months of their pregnancy, the researchers said. They stressed that at the time of the study's publication, 10 percent of the 1,850 women infected late in pregnancy had not yet given birth – so the data remains incomplete and "preliminary." Still, data on the other 90 percent of women suggest that "maternal infection with the Zika virus during the third trimester of pregnancy is not linked to structural abnormalities in ... Read more

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Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'

Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 – When babies are born, the birth process covers their bodies with countless microbes that play crucial roles in their future health. But a new study suggests that these "microbiomes" are altered by cesarean births, antibiotics and formula feeding. "The microbiome is really important in how a baby develops normally. We are doing things that are disrupting them," said Dr. Martin Blaser, director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University Langone Medical Center. What do these microbiomes do? Microbiomes evolved with humans and are mostly helpful, explained Annie Gatewood Hoen. She's an assistant professor of epidemiology and biomedical data science at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, in New Hampshire. "These organisms help digest our food, train our immune system and out-compete disease-causing microbes," she said. But, there's still a lot ... Read more

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Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

Posted 13 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 – Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breast-feeding, a new study suggests. Researchers found that babies who were prescribed antibiotics while they were breast-feeding or shortly afterward were prone to infections and obesity. "In breast milk, unlike in formula milk, the infant receives bacteria from the mother and specific sugar components that promote the growth of certain [gut] bacteria," explained lead researcher Katri Korpela, from the immunobiology research program at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The finding indicates that the health benefits of breast-feeding are largely due to how it helps a baby develop intestinal bacteria (microbiota), and that antibiotics disturb that development, she said. However, the study could not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between early antibiotic use and infections and obesity, ... Read more

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No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 – First-time parents may see their sex life hit the skids if mom feels stressed about her parenting skills, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when a new mother was anxious about her parenting abilities, she and her partner tended to be less satisfied with their sex life, compared to other first-time parents. For men, it was different: Only their partners' stress levels – and not their own – seemed to affect their views on their sex life. It's no secret that having a baby affects a couple's sex life. But it's not only because caring for an infant can be exhausting, said Chelom Leavitt, the lead researcher on the new study. A first-time mom's worries about her new role may be one of the other factors, said Leavitt, a doctoral student in human development and family studies at Penn State University. The findings are based on interviews with 169 couples ... Read more

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Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost?

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 – Babies born late-term may get a brain boost, a new study finds. "Our hope is that this research will enrich conversations between ob-gyns and expectant parents about the ideal time to have the baby," said study lead author David Figlio. He's an economist and director of Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research, in Evanston, Ill. For the study, researchers analyzed birth and education records for 1.4 million elementary and middle school children in Florida. The group of children who were born late-term (41 weeks) had higher average test scores than kids who were born full-term (39-40 weeks). The late-term children were also 2.8 percent more likely to be gifted, and about 3 percent less likely to have poor mental abilities, the researchers found. However, late-term children had higher rates of abnormalities at birth and a 2.1 percent higher rate of ... Read more

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Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries

Posted 3 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 – Millions of refugees aren't getting the surgery they need, researchers report. "When planning to take care of refugees, much thought is put into how to house and feed and clothe people who are far from home for circumstances often beyond their control. But surgery is a basic need and nobody talks about this," said Dr. Adam Kushner, leader of a new study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. An analysis of data from the United Nations and other sources estimates that the roughly 60 million refugees worldwide may need at least 2.8 million surgeries a year. But their circumstances make it difficult to receive that type of medical care, the researchers added. The types of surgeries required range from broken bones and hernia repair to cesarean sections, cleft lips, gallbladder removal and burn care, the study found. The ... Read more

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Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

Posted 25 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Swaddling baby snugly in a blanket can help provide a feeling of security, but parents should make sure they're swaddling properly. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises: Making sure baby's hips aren't swaddled too tight, which can lead to hip problems. Baby's legs should be able to bend both out and up. Start swaddling with the blanket spread flat, folding down one corner. Place baby on the back in the middle of the blanket, placing the head above the folded corner. With baby's left arm straight, take the left corner of the blanket and wrap it across baby's body, tucking it around the body beneath the right arm. Then place baby's right arm against the body, and wrap the right side of the blanket across the body, tucking underneath the left side of the body. Loosely fold the end of the blanket beneath baby's body. Make sure you can fit at least two fingers between the baby's ... Read more

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What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

Posted 24 May 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 – Common techniques for helping babies – and parents – sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtime fading." The former strategy is aimed at letting babies "self-soothe" on their own, without immediate parental intervention. The latter method extends a baby's bedtime, to help sleep come more quickly. Researchers found that both approaches encouraged babies to fall asleep faster at bedtime. The controlled-crying approach also helped them wake up fewer times during the night. What's more, neither technique seemed to harm babies' emotional development or bonding with mom and dad, the researchers found. It's that latter finding that's most important, according to Dr. Marcel Deray, a pediatric sleep specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, ... Read more

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Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

Posted 23 May 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 – The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates. The researchers also found the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, which protects against whooping cough, is critical for the health of newborns that are particularly vulnerable to the illness. "Our study adds to the growing body of evidence that the Tdap vaccine is safe for pregnant women and their unborn children," said. Berenson. "It's important for women to get the Tdap vaccine while they are pregnant to protect their infants from pertussis [whooping cough]. Doctors can share the findings of our paper with their pregnant patients to let them know the vaccine is safe for them and their babies." The Tdap vaccine is currently recommended for all pregnant women in the United States. The study was published recently in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. For the ... Read more

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Health Tip: Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Posted 23 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Pregnancy means taking better care of yourself – including your teeth. The American Dental Association suggests: Brush and floss teeth regularly, and rinse each night with a fluoride mouth wash. See your dentist for checkups, and tell him or her that you're pregnant. Look for any changes in your mouth. Ask your dentist if you need more frequent cleanings. Get plenty of calcium, protein, phosphorous and vitamins A, C and D to help baby develop strong teeth. Rinse with a teaspoon of baking soda diluted in water if you're vomiting frequently. This will help get rid of acid on your teeth. Keep caring for your teeth and baby's after delivery. Read more

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Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

Posted 19 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should be careful about taking medications. Ask your doctor about taking prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or supplements during pregnancy. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends: Check with your doctor before you take any drug, in particular for cough, constipation, diarrhea, nausea or congestion. Be especially wary of drug use during the first trimester of pregnancy, when the fetus is at greatest risk of acquiring developmental problems. Do not use aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Acetaminophen (Tylenol), however, is typically safe for occasional use. Avoid medications labeled "long-acting" or "maximum/extra strength," as well as combination medications that treat multiple symptoms. Read more

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Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Posted 19 May 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 – Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn. The finding stems from an analysis of roughly 2.4 million full-term births between 2007 and 2013. Of these, about 4,500 were midwife-assisted deliveries in a home setting. The study found that home births among women with a history of C-section were associated with a greater risk for stillbirth and/or neurological complications in the baby. "It's rare," acknowledged study author Dr. Amos Grunebaum, chief of labor and delivery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. "But when it happens, it's devastating. And in a hospital, a cesarean is available very quickly, to save the mother and the baby. That's just impossible at home." Grunebaum presented the findings Saturday ... Read more

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Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

Posted 18 May 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 – The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had infants with major birth defects. In women who weren't taking the drug, 2 percent had a baby with a major birth defect, the study found. "These results should be taken with caution," said study senior author Dr. Thierry Buclin, from the Swiss Teratogen Information Service and the division of clinical pharmacology at the Lausanne University Hospital, in Switzerland. "It's a warning, but it cannot be taken as a certainty." Lyrica is prescribed for a range of health problems, including epilepsy, fibromyalgia and anxiety. The new study findings should be investigated further, Buclin said. "We should not unduly alarm ... Read more

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