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Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

Posted 26 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

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 pregnancies. "This should be reassuring for women experiencing these symptoms, which can be very taxing," said lead researcher Stefanie Hinkle. She is a staff scientist at the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md. As many as four out of five women report nausea or vomiting during pregnancy, the researchers said in background notes. Morning sickness often is cited as a sign of a healthy pregnancy, but little is known about it, Hinkle and other experts said. For ... Read more

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Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 left side. Place another pillow behind your back to keep you from rolling to the right. Place another pillow beneath your belly for extra support. If these suggestions don't work, shop for a pregnancy pillow that provides support in just the right spots. There are long body-length pillows or those that fit a specific area. 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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Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

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," said study author Rebecca Massa Nachman. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. "We found biological effects in women exposed to air pollution levels below the EPA standard," she added in a school news release. The researchers found that the greater a pregnant woman's exposure to air pollution, the more likely she was to develop a condition called intrauterine inflammation. This condition is a leading cause of premature birth. It also ... Read more

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Health Tip: Getting Enough Calories During Pregnancy

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 intake. Increase your intake by about 340 calories per day during the second trimester. In the third trimester, you'll need about 450 calories more per day than you get when you're not pregnant. Make sure the foods you choose are healthier, such as low-fat dairy, fruit and whole grains. Read more

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

Posted 4 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

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 gain] for poor sleep in pregnancy and adverse outcomes," she said in a news release from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Previous research has suggested that poor sleep is associated with weight gain and obesity in women who are not pregnant. The authors of this new study wanted to examine a possible link between sleep and weight gain during pregnancy. The study included 751 pregnant women whose sleep was monitored for seven straight days. About two-thirds of the women slept between seven ... Read more

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Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

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 Thach, a professor emeritus of pediatrics with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "It's a problem that's been a matter of discussion for some time now," Thach said. "The difference now is that with these findings we are trying to get the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to finally ban the use of bumpers altogether." The data shows they're dangerous, Thach said. A baby's face can get wedged against the bumper, or between the bumper and mattress, blocking the ... Read more

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

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

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 the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, cesarean delivery, stillbirth and having a baby with a birth defect, the group said in an ACOG news release. In addition, obese pregnant women are more likely to have health problems. These issues can include heart problems, sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, blood clots in the veins and preeclampsia (marked by high blood pressure), ACOG said. And children born to obese mothers have higher odds of long-term health problems, the physician's group explained. ... Read more

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

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

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 more common, according to researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Children born to these women had IQ and behavioral assessments when they were 4 and 7 years old. The researchers found no evidence that mom's caffeine consumption during pregnancy had any effect on children. In a previous analysis of data from the same group of women, the researchers also found that higher amounts of caffeine consumption during pregnancy was not linked to children's risk of obesity. "Taken ... Read more

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Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Posted 19 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

-- 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 such as hot tubs. Avoid potentially harmful chemicals. Read more

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Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

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. Researchers said the findings, reported in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, offer reassurance that the sometimes exotic-looking poses in a yoga class are generally safe for pregnant women. The caveat is that modifications are often needed, said lead researcher Dr. Rachael Polis, who conducted the study while an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in Neptune, N.J. The women in the study used blocks, chairs and the wall for support and ... Read more

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

Posted 6 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

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 likely to sit for longer periods, and those who spent more time sitting in the second trimester also did less physical activity. Researchers found that inactive women gained significant amounts of weight between the first and second trimester and had higher blood sugar levels around 28 weeks of pregnancy, putting them at increased risk for gestational diabetes. The study was presented this week at the Society for Endocrinology's annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. The researchers said their ... Read more

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

Posted 5 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

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 women delivering full-term, singleton infants in 41 states, New York City and the District of Columbia, and additional 2012 pregnancy risk data for another five states. While gestational weight gain varied by states, at least 50 percent of pregnant women in 17 states gained above the recommended amount, the report said. "Eating for two shouldn't translate to eating without limits," said the report's co-author, CDC epidemiologist Andrea Sharma. "It should translate to eating twice as healthy." "A ... Read more

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More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy

Posted 3 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 – Women with high levels of abdominal fat in their first trimester are at increased risk for diabetes later in pregnancy, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 500 women, aged 18 to 42, who had ultrasounds to assess their abdominal fat at 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Those with higher levels of fat were more likely to develop diabetes at 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. But the study only showed an association, and not a cause-and-effect relationship, between belly fat and diabetes risk in pregnancy. The study was published Nov. 2 in the journal Diabetes Care. "This study highlights the potential to screen patients in their early stages of pregnancy, and use abdominal fat to predict the development of diabetes," study author Leanne De Souza, from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, said in a hospital news release. De Souza is research program manager at St. ... Read more

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Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain

Posted 13 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 – Women who routinely exercise in the three months prior to conceiving may help themselves avoid the pelvic pain that often occurs during pregnancy, Norwegian research suggests. The finding is focused on so-called "pelvic girdle pain," the researchers explained. The name reflects a constellation of joint and ligament pain often brought on by pregnancy, and for 2 percent to 3 percent of women, this pain can linger for as long as a year after delivery. According to the researchers, such pain typically occurs in the rear region of the pelvis, as well as at the juncture where the pubic bone meets up with the front section of the pelvis, the researchers explained. Would exercise help? To find out, investigators led by Dr. Katrine Mari Owe, of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, reviewed data on more than 39,000 women who had been enrolled in a national study ... Read more

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