What you should know if you want to exercise while you’re pregnant

Even with their protruding bellies, expectant mothers can still get regular exercise. They just might have to make a few adjustments in how they break a sweat. Here are things to know about exercising while pregnant. Change starts from the beginning Many expecting women believe – falsely – that they can train as they normally do in the first few months. “Even early on, future mothers should avoid high-impact sports

How to Tackle Postpartum Depression

If you recently had a baby, but you’re not feeling the way you thought you should, don’t worry – you’re not alone. There are so many expectations for moms about how they are supposed to feel, act and look after they give birth, but the truth is – a lot of new moms don’t feel that way. And that’s perfectly okay. Postpartum depression is a lot more common than you

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. Based on these results, women should be encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and be at a normal body weight before conception, said researchers led by Martina Persson, a researcher in the clinical epidemiology unit at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The study’s

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A drug commonly prescribed to ease the nausea of morning sickness may not be as effective as once believed, a new analysis suggests. Diclectin (pyridoxine-doxylamine) has been prescribed for millions of pregnant women for years. But an unpublished study from the 1970s used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada to approve the drug may have overstated its benefits, the

9 risk factor of premature birth

Premature birth is a risk that happen to many pregnant women. The premature born between 20 and 37 weeks. A full term of pregnancy is at least 40 weeks. Most of preterm babies are smaller than normal baby and also have a physical and development problems. There’s some risk factors that could potentially increase the risk to have premature baby such as :- 1. Personal history The most important risk

Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies

The new study, led by Tasnee Chonmaitree, professor in the department of pediatrics, found that rates of ear infection have dropped significantly since similar studies were conducted in the late 1980s and 1990s. The rates of ear infection dropped from 18 to 6 percent in three month olds, from 39 to 23 percent in six month olds and from 62 to 46 percent in one year olds. From October 2008