Woman arrested for leaving kids in car during job interview

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories We’ve all heard stories of parents leaving their young children at home alone to go party. You immediately think of how irresponsible it is to choose the club scene over spending time with the kids. But after reading about one mom leaving her little ones unattended to go… […]

Preterm birth may increase the risk of asthma and wheezing disorders during childhood

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, have published findings strongly suggesting that preterm birth (prior to 37 weeks gestation) increases the risk […]

A woman’s attitude during pregnancy affects weight gain

Overweight or obese women with the mentality that they are “eating for two” are more likely to experience excessive weight gain while pregnant, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.Cynthia Chuang, associate professor of medicine and public health sciences, studied the attitudes and habits of women who gained appropriate weight and those who […]

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children, researchers say

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with a higher risk in children of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Hyperkinetic Disorders, new research indicates. Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. Over recent decades, the drug has become the medication most […]

Challenges faced during and after pregnancy for women with bipolar disorder

Women with bipolar disorder often struggle with the illness during and after pregnancy. A new study finds that they were significantly more likely to face important psychiatric and childrearing challenges compared to women who were seeking treatment for other psychiatric disorders. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Low pre-pregnancy levels of specific protein linked to higher risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Women with low levels of an important protein known to bind to sex hormones prior to pregnancy were five times more likely to develop gestational diabetes than women with higher levels of the protein, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Diabetes Care. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Better blood pressure management during c-section with automated blood pressure management system

New trial results1 have shown that the world’s first Double Intravenous Vasopressor Automated (DIVA) System affords superior control of maternal blood pressure in women undergoing caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia, when compared with manually-administered medication to manage reduced blood pressure (vasopressor). Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Improved detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy for younger women

New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women. Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Why iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have disastrous consequences

Higher mammals, such as humans, have markedly larger brains than other mammals. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden recently discovered a new mechanism governing brain stem cell proliferation. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Common colds during pregnancy may lead to childhood asthma

Women that are pregnant may want to take extra precaution around those that are sniffling and sneezing this winter. According to a new study published today, the more common colds and viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the higher the risk her baby will have asthma. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

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