Category Archives: Pregnancy

Folic acid during pregnancy lowers autism risk

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A new study from Norway has found that women who take extra folic acid before and after becoming pregnant are less likely to have a child with autism. Dr. Pal Suren from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health led the study which was published in the Journal of American Medical Association.  Suren’s study followed 85,000 […]

Three Couples Win A Free Round of IVF

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One judge said she felt like she was “playing God”The Sher Fertility Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada has helped bring over 18,000 babies into the world. But a controversial contest run by the facility has some people wondering about the institute’s true intentions. In the beginning of June, the company ran a contest, in recognition […]

Gestational surrogate and biological mom both expecting twins

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Seattle couple will have four babies after surrogate and mom get pregnant with twinsOne Seattle, WA family will be expanding by four. Brian and Misty Baker have been trying to conceive for 10 years out of their 14 year marriage. After 3 unsuccessful IVF treatments, and a heart-breaking miscarriage, they decided on using a surrogate […]

Teen sues school for announcing her pregnancy at assembly

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New Mexico ACLU files suit on behalf of eighth-grader who was kicked out of school for setting a ‘bad example’A 16-year-old girl is suing her boarding school, claiming administrators humiliated her by announcing her pregnancy to her classmates during an assembly last year. The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, said Shantelle Hicks […]

New study challenges beliefs regarding fertility

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Fertility breakthrough could lead to new options for women who cannot become pregnantA recent scientific study could break new ground in treating women who are infertile due to age or disease. The study’s results, released on Sunday, challenge a long-held medical belief that women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. Lead […]

Teen Mom Leah Messer pregnant again

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Messer reported to be pregnant for second time, with quite a surprise for her fans.  From the onset of the second season of 16 and Pregnant, most of the controversial show’s loyal watchers knew that Leah Messer’s story would continue to be played out if a second season of Teen Mom were created. And it […]

Khloe Kardashian-Odom to try In-Vitro

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After two years of trying to conceive naturally, reports say the Odoms are turning to science for a babyThe entire Kardashian family has had an interesting year, from Kim’s 72-day marriage to Kourtney’s announcement at the beginning of December that she was expecting a little brother or sister for little Mason, but younger sister Khloe […]

Obama administration blocks OTC Plan-B pill

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First time in history that government has overruled FDA, sparks controversyIn a move that has shocked women’s advocates, doctors groups and the presidents base of voters, top officials in the Obama administration have blocked plans to allow the morning after pill to be sold on store shelves. Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary, halted […]

Kourtney Kardashian pregnant with second child

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News comes as Kardashian launches Kourtney’s Mommy BlogEven though the E! reality star and boyfriend Scott Disick are sleeping apart, they still managed to concieve a baby. “Now I’m nine weeks along. You’re supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident,” Kardashian said in an interview with Us Magazine. According to the interview, […]

Selena Gomez expecting a baby…sibling

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The pop singer uses Twitter to break the baby newsOn the heels of the baby drama with the Justin Bieber paternity suit, Selena Gomez took the time to share some baby news of her own. The teen singer is not pregnant, but her mother is. On her twitter account, she writes: “Momma and Brian are finally letting […]

Study: Canned foods cause elevated BPA levels

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Harvard School of Public Health study recommends cutting down on the amount of canned food you eatDaily canned food consumption can cause soaring levels of the compound bisphenol A (BPA) in the body, according to a recent study. Seventy-five participants, with a median age of 27, were asked to eat soup for lunch. Researchers instructed one […]

Pregnant man may stop at 3 kids

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Pregnant man Thomas Beatie and wife Nancy have three kids and say they do not have plans to have moreThomas Beatie, the pregnant man who shot to fame after his bearded face and pregnant belly were pictured in media outlets across the country in 2007, now has three kids and appeared on the Oct. 31 […]

Woman gives birth to daughter after running Chicago Marathon

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Most women near the end of their pregnancy just want to take it easy and await the arrival of the new member of their family, but one Chicago area woman had different plans — to run over 26 miles instead. Amber Miller, despite being 39 weeks pregnant, participated in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, and […]

To protect newborns from whooping cough, mothers need to get vaccinated early

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A new study published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases says that pregnant women should be vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough before giving birth in order to provide enough protection to newborns during their most vulnerable period. The study showed that it takes about two weeks after receiving the vaccine for a woman’s body to be protected […]

Premature babies have higher risk of death in young adulthood, study finds

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A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has found that premature babies have a higher risk of death in early adulthood than babies born at full term. The study, conducted by Dr. Casey Crump of Stanford University, used Swedish medical records to track 674,820 births. Of these 4.1%, 27 667 babies, were preterm […]

Healthy eating habits during pregnancy lead to fewer birth defects

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According to a study from the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, pregnant women who maintain a healthier diet are less likely to have babies with birth defects. While taking folic acid supplements during pregnancy is vital, there are some birth defects, namely namely neural tube defects, that are not prevented by taking it, according to the authors […]

Popular baby names

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A new cultural phenomenon of celebrity-inspired namesThe year 2011 saw a change in the trend for baby names. 2010 was marked by babies holding very traditional names such as Olivia and Jack, but this year people seem to be searching for unusual names, and celebrity choices are setting the standard. After monitoring the baby names […]

Mother's obesity or diabetes can harm embryo development

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Research published on Wednesday shows when eggs get exposed to high levels of saturated fatty acids (like those in often found in the ovaries of women suffering from obesity or diabetes), the embryos can be altered and not develop normally. Scientists from Belgium, Britain and Spain  tested embryos from cattle eggs eight days after fertilization by […]

Pregnant woman killed by her pet pit bull

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A pregnant woman was mauled to death by her pet pit bull in her home in Pacifica, California. Police Captain Dave Bertini reports that the body of Darla Napora, 32, was found by her husband around noon with a pit bull, one of the family dogs, standing over her. The husband was able to get the pit bull outside before […]

Taking fish oil during pregnancy may prevent colds in newborns

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A new study shows that pregnant women who take fish oil supplements give birth to infants who are sick less often and for shorter periods of time than others. Positive Effects of DHA Infants whose mothers were given docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, appeared to have stronger immune systems […]

Strokes on the rise among pregnant women and new moms

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A recent national study reported that rates of stroke in women during pregnancy or soon after giving birth have jumped an average of 54 percent in 12 years (47% in pregnant women and 83% in new mothers within 12 weeks of giving birth). According to a new study published in the journal, Stroke, pregnancy-related stroke hospitalizations […]

Stressed Mums-to-be could cause behavioral problems and mental illness in infant

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Scientists find stress makes biological changes to a developing childScientists have discovered evidence that pregnant women who are under a large amount of stress may predispose their child to struggle to deal with stress themselves, or to suffer from behavioral problems or mental illness. The findings come from a small study of 25 women and […]

Pregnant teen says she'll continue to drink 'or she'll get bored'

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19-year-old Holly Piggott drinks five nights a week, despite knowing it will damage her babyAs health professionals try to work out exactly how much alcohol can be consumed before a baby is potentially damaged, and conduct studies on the effects alcohol during pregnancy has on children as they grow older, it appears that the message […]

Autism may be linked to antidepressant use

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A study released Monday found mothers of children with autism were more likely to have been prescribed an antidepressant before birth than mothers of healthy children. Mothers who took the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy were three times more likely to have an autistic child. Autism affects one out of every 150 children born in the United States […]

Study: Pregnant women can enjoy a glass of wine

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New studies suggest a glass of wine per day will not increase risk of premature babiesHaving half a glass of wine per day will not increase your chances of a premature baby, or affect your babies growth, a new study has shown. Researchers reviewed 10 studies on the topic of alcohol in pregnancies, and concluded […]