Posts Tagged ‘ pregnancy ’

Tylenol Causes ADHD?

March 25, 2014
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Studies over the past few years have begun to reveal that acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol) is not as safe as it was once thought. A new study has shown an association between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and the “risk for developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)–like behavioral problems or hyperkinetic disorders (HKDs)...
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Give Birth on Your Side

May 16, 2013
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There are several issues that have been raised regarding giving birth in the lithotomy position (laying on your back with your legs pulled up). Critics suggest that this position is for the convenience of the doctor, not the welfare of the mother. One study has shown that the lateral or side lying position decreases...
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Antidepressants Increase Blood Pressure

March 7, 2013
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A new study found that the “use of antidepressants during pregnancy was significantly associated with increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure).” The authors concluded that the antidepressant use could increase the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy by as much as 50%. This is in addition to increasing the risk of...
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Nicotine While Pregnant Increases Colic

February 7, 2013
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While it may help a person quit smoking, a nicotine patch still puts nicotine into the body. This is a reality that some expectant mothers forget. A study of over 46,000 infants found that infants born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy or used a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) had a...
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Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Impacts Language Development

February 5, 2013
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An increasing number of people are concerned they aren’t consuming the nutrients they need to be healthy. This is why so many people make the choice to take vitamin supplements. This is especially true when a woman is pregnant. A mother’s nutritional deficiencies can cause serious health issues and birth defects in their children....
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Asthma Medication Use While Pregnant Can Lead to Birth Defects

December 17, 2012
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When expectant mothers use drugs, bad things can happen. As we all know, all drugs have side effects. These side effects can more intensely impact a developing baby than they do the mother. A new study found that asthma medication use by expectant mothers can cause birth defects. Specifically, the use of these medications...
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What to Expect if You Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

December 3, 2012
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It is a common known fact that mothers should not drink alcohol while they are pregnant. But not everyone is exactly certain as to why. Studies have shown that mothers who drink alcohol while pregnant increase the risk of their babies being born with microcephaly as well as Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Microcephaly is...
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C-Sections = Viral Infections for Babies

November 27, 2012
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The process of natural childbirth can have many benefits for the baby as well as the mother. A recent study found that reduction in lower respiratory infections is another one of those benefits. Researchers found that “elective caesareans or delivery without labour may result in impaired immunity in the newborn leading to increased risk...
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Healthy Diet Reduces Birth Defects

November 6, 2012
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A healthy diet can help protect newborn children from birth defects. A recent study found that “increasing diet quality… was associated with reduced risks for the birth defects studied.” In addition, researchers concluded that their results “suggest that dietary approaches could lead to further reduction in risks of major birth defects and complement existing...
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Poor Sleep Contributes to Preterm Birth

October 30, 2012
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It is very important that pregnant mothers get their sleep. Poor sleep is already associated with poorer pregnancy outcomes. A new study found that it can also increase the likelihood of preterm birth. Researchers found that “poor sleep quality, in both early and late pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk of delivering preterm.”...
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