Twenty minutes of exercise, three times per week during pregnancy gives a boost to newborn’s brain, scientists find.
Following the ban of flame retardants in products, California has seen a dramatic drop of flame retardants in the blood of pregnant women, according to a new study led by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers.
The Food and Drug Administration issued new warning for pregnant women to not use migraine drugs containing valproate sodium as they have shown to lower their unborn child's IQ.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved a drug to treat morning sickness that was withdrawn from the market 30 years ago amid false reports that it caused birth defects.
More and more women are opting for cesarean births, either because they do not want to go through the labor pain or simply because they want their babies to be born on a day and time convenient for them. However, new studies say that as convenient as it sounds, it might not be the best way to welcome your baby. According to a research, babies born by C-section might not be as intelligent as those born naturally. The study has found higher IQ levels in babies born naturally.
Researchers have suggested that choline supplementation in pregnant women lowers cortisol in the baby by changing epigenetic expression of genes involved in cortisol production.
A latest research cliaims that women who are under stress during pregnancy, could have babies with weak immunity. The children could fall ill often up to the age of four years. If you are pregnant, you better be happy. A latest research says that stress during pregnancy could harm the unborn child's health for years to come. The study revealed that if the expectant mother undergoes major upheaval, such as a separation, it dramatically increased the chances of the baby suffering ill health by...
Women have long been advised to plan for babies early to avoid complications during pregnancy and delivery. However, a recent study suggests that having babes a little later could reduce their risk of womb cancer. Researchers have found that women who give birth to their last baby at a later age 44 per cent lesser risk of contracting womb cancer than those who deliver their babies by age 25. Womb cancer is the most common type of gynecological cancer in the U.S and UK and affects women in thei...
According to report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 37 percent of births in the United States are the result of unintended pregnancies. This number has been fairly stable since 1982.
A latest study suggests that women who show symptoms of depression during pregnancy could deliver early. According to the study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago, out of the 14,000 pregnant women who participated in the study, those who were tested positive for signs of depression delivered early. While 14 percent of them delivered before the 37th week of pregnancy, only 10 percent of women with no depression delivered around the same time.
A latest study warns mothers to be of drinking heavily during pregnancy as the study reveals that it could cause central nervous system abnormalities in children. The study further reveals that most of the children whose mothers drink during pregnancy do not necessarily develop fetal alcohol syndrome. Diagnosis of this condition requires abnormalities in three areas: facial features, physical growth and the central nervous system.Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are a range of problems which ari...
Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco and Makerere University in Uganda have concluded that babies born to HIV-positive women taking antiretroviral drugs to fight the disease may become exposed to the drugs in the womb and during breast-feeding.
In a bizarre incident, a 26-year-old pregnant woman was horrified to find a surgical pin popping out of her baby bump at the eighth month of her pregnancy. Kelly Donegan, a resident of Milton Keynes, Bucks, had been experiencing a needle poking sensation on the left side of her stomach from quite some time, but she never thought that it was something she needed to be worried about. However, she was alarmed when she found a pin poking out of her stomach one day located hardly some inches away fro...
A new government study has revealed that almost eight percent of women who are pregnant report alcohol use, leaving the topic about drinking among pregnant women in the United States an important public health issue.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Qsymia to be taken in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise for chronic weight management.