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States Should Help Struggling Teen Moms, Poll Finds

States Should Help Struggling Teen Moms, Poll Finds

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant teens should receive some state support as long as they meet certain conditions, such as taking parenting classes, many American adults believe. That’s the finding of a poll of more than 2,000 adults nationwide with children under age 18. “Teen pregnancy can lead to […]

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Health Tip: If You’re Pregnant and Have Diabetes

Health Tip: If You’re Pregnant and Have Diabetes

(HealthDay News) — Women who have diabetes should take precautions to ensure that both mother and baby stay healthy throughout pregnancy. Latest Pregnancy News High maternal blood sugar can harm the developing baby, resulting in birth defects or miscarriage. This is especially true during the first few weeks of pregnancy, the National Institute of Diabetes […]

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Common Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain Development

Common Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain Development

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest. The concern is based on a new analysis of brain scans involving nearly 100 newborns, some of whom were born to mothers who took […]

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Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new research. But the exact consequences of the small amount of marijuana that […]

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Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations

Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations

Latest Pregnancy News SATURDAY, March 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who found a way to use amniotic fluid to sequence the entire genome of a fetus say the breakthrough could significantly increase detection of genetic conditions during pregnancy. Researchers tweaked a common prenatal test called amniocentesis. In that procedure, amniotic fluid is taken from […]

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Raised Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

Raised Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young women with elevated blood pressure before pregnancy appear to have a greater risk of miscarriage, even if they haven’t been diagnosed with full-blown high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Risk of pregnancy loss increases about 18 percent for every […]