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Morning Sickness Drug, Diclegis, May Not Work: Study

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – The most commonly prescribed medicine for morning sickness may not work, a new report contends. The drug, Diclegis, failed to meet minimum effectiveness goals in the clinical trial relied upon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its approval in 2013, Canadian researchers reported. "There was a very small difference between the women who got a placebo and the ...

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Posted 6 Jan 2017 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 – Long-term heavy marijuana use can cause chronic vomiting and abdominal pain in some people, new research suggests. And the syndrome could become more frequent and pervasive as more states legalize use of the drug, according to health experts. Cases of the disorder, which is called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), doubled in Colorado as access to legal marijuana ...

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

Posted 26 Sep 2016 by

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 – While morning sickness may make you miserable in the early months of your pregnancy, it can signal that your baby is healthy and normal, new research shows. In the study, those who endured the nausea and vomiting of morning sickness were 50 percent to 75 percent less likely to experience a pregnancy loss. The review focused on women who'd already lost one or two ...

Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by

-- Sleeping comfortably can be a struggle during pregnancy, especially in the later months. A special pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night's rest. Here's advice from the National Sleep Foundation: Start using extra pillows that you already have. Adjust their placement in different ways to find out if you get the support you need. Put a pillow between your knees when you sleep on your ...

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

Posted 19 May 2016 by

-- 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 ...

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 – Being exposed to just a small amount of air pollution during pregnancy ups the risk of a pregnancy complication that can cause long-term health problems in children, a new study warns. "This study raises the concern that even current standards for air pollution may not be strict enough to protect the fetus, which may be particularly sensitive to environmental factors," ...

Health Tip: Getting Enough Calories During Pregnancy

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by

-- Maintaining a healthy diet and an ideal weight are crucial during pregnancy. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines: Depending on your starting weight, most women need to gain between 11 and 40 pounds during pregnancy. If you're overweight or obese, you'll end up on the lower end of what's healthy to gain. During the first trimester, stick to your normal caloric ...

Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain

Posted 4 Feb 2016 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 – Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests. "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who's with the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "Our findings provide a potential mechanism [weight ...

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 – Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States, leading researchers to urge a ban on the padded bedding accessories. Bumper-related crib deaths tripled from 2006 to 2012, compared with other seven-year stretches over the last quarter century, the study found. "The risk for suffocation is real. The benefits are not," said Dr. Bradley ...

Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 – Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women's health experts say. More than half of reproductive-age women in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In pregnant women, obesity increases ...

Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 – Moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy don't appear to be linked to a child's risk for lower IQ or behavior problems, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 2,200 women in the United States whose caffeine intake was measured during pregnancy. The pregnancies occurred between 1959 and 1974, a period of time when coffee consumption during pregnancy was ...

Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Posted 19 Nov 2015 by

-- A fetus is vulnerable to harm in its very early stages, before you may know you are pregnant. For women of childbearing age who are thinking of becoming pregnant, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends: Avoid smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs. Eat nutritious food, and get plenty of folic acid. Maintain a healthy body weight. Get regular exercise. Be careful using appliances ...

Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 – Yoga, even late into pregnancy, appears to be safe for expectant moms, according to a small new study. The research found that yoga poses don't seem to place undue stress on mom or baby. Using real-time measurements, researchers showed that various yoga postures had no ill effects on heart rate, blood pressure or other vital signs – for the mother-to-be or the fetus. ...

Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health

Posted 6 Nov 2015 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 – It's a vicious cycle: Pregnant women who are depressed sit a lot, increasing their risk for greater weight gain and diabetes, a new study shows. More than 1,260 pregnant women provided researchers information about their physical activity levels and mental health in their first trimester and the later stages of their second trimester. Women who were depressed were more ...

Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study

Posted 5 Nov 2015 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 – A large number of American mothers-to-be gain more weight than is good for them or their baby, federal health officials reported Thursday. Just 32 percent of pregnant women across the United States gained the recommended amount of weight during their pregnancy, the analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The study looked at 2013 data for ...

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