Lactation consultant visits spur breastfeeding among women who usually resist it

In two separate clinical trials, researchers have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months — long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

New research from Western shows exercise may help pregnant women quit smoking

New research from Western University shows that pregnant women wishing to quit smoking should exercise and just 15 to 20 minutes of walking is enough to stave off most tobacco cravings. According to recent statistics, 19 per cent of Canadian women between 20 to 24 years reported smoking during their most recent pregnancy. Pregnancy / […]

Caution to pregnant women on red meat diabetes link

Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

12 Top Exercises for Women to Build Muscle Mass

Why do you workout? If you said, “to burn fat and change my body to lean and healthy,” that’s a great answer! You will have to build more muscle mass to reach your goals. You must work hard to change […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) The […]

New findings on women, pregnancy, epilepsy

New research pertaining to the latest findings on the effects of epilepsy on both the mother and child explore folic acid use, the effect of surgery with intractable focal epilepsy, and antiepileptic drug exposure during breastfeeding. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

NHS hepatitis C infection warning for women

Women who gave birth or had an obstetric or gynaecological operation at 16 UK hospitals between 1975 and 2003 may have come into contact with a healthcare worker infected with hepatitis C. While the risk of infection is small, the numbers affected likely to be few and the health consequences may not be particularly noticeable, […]

Natural Labor and Delivery Tips

So, you want to have your baby naturally, avoiding all medication, anesthesia, and with minimal medical intervention?  It can be done!  Here are some tips to increase your success with having your baby naturally: Labor at home as long as you can.  Avoid rushing into the hospital the moment you feel a contraction.  As long […]

Pregnancy Cravings Gone Healthy

The movies always show pickles and ice cream as a pregnant woman’s GO TO craving.  Whatever you’re craving, oftentimes it is not always the healthiest option on the menu.  Here are some healthy alternatives to satisfy a pregnancy craving without all the guilt and calories.   You are craving ice cream:  Instead of high fat […]

The increasing number of women with gestational diabetes could lead to many more children with early diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are… Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Ever growing number of women with gestational diabetes suggests future will be filled with children with early diabetes

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed, research shows. With the increase in gestational diabetes (GDM), there is a growing need to understand the effects of glucose exposure on the newborn in the womb, at […]

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