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 But an unpublished study from the 1970s used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada to approve the drug may have overstated its benefits, the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

Work and pregnancy

Unless your job involves heavy physical work or occupational hazards that may affect your baby, there’s no reason why you can’t work while you are pregnant. Some jobs bring you into contact with things that may harm an unborn baby. These are some examples, but it’s not a full list of risks. Infections Working in health care, child care or with animals, for instance, can increase the risk of infections that

What skin changes happen during pregnancy

Pregnancy is that part of life when many changes happen on a woman’s body. Not only is she hosting a completely new organism that needs feeding in order to grow and develop, but her body changes and grows in accordance with the baby’s growth. Many changes happen on the inside, and only a few are visible from the outside. Since the skin is the biggest organ in a human body,