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Mom’s Diabetes May Be Tied to Baby’s Autism Risk: Study

Mom’s Diabetes May Be Tied to Baby’s Autism Risk: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who have any form of diabetes may face higher odds that their child could develop autism, a new study suggests. Whether it’s type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, which specifically affects pregnant women, having the blood sugar disease […]

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Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child’s Motor Skills?

Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child’s Motor Skills?

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother’s pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests. But the Australian researchers cautioned that more research is needed before firm conclusions can be made, […]

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Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using the psychiatric drug lithium early in pregnancy may raise the risk of birth defects — but not as much as previously thought, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that women who used lithium during the first trimester were more […]

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Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby’s first year. Postpartum depression, or PPD, affects […]

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Paxil & Pregnancy, Possibilty of Birth Defect

Paxil & Pregnancy, Possibilty of Birth Defect

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MDMedical Editor: Dennis Lee, MD The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that early research studies with the drug Paxil (paroxetine) suggest that taking the drug during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with birth defects, particularly heart defects. […]

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Kidney Infections During Pregnancy

Kidney Infections During Pregnancy

Among the many changes that take place in the body during pregnancy is an increase in the risk of developing an infection of the urinary tract. The hormonal changes as well as the physical changes exerted by the enlarging uterus can lead to a slowdown of the passage of urine through the urinary tract and […]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What Is Pregnancy Planning? Planning for pregnancy typically involves discussions with a woman’s partner and her health-care team, and includes discussions about nutrition and vitamins, exercise, genetic counseling, weight gain, and the need to avoid certain medications and alcohol. However, because some women experience light bleeding known as implantation bleeding around the time of the […]

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Childbirth Class Options

Childbirth Class Options

Childbirth class options introduction Many women and couples desire to take part in formal classes as part of their birthing plan. While a number of class formats and emphasis is available, what they have in common is that they all prepare a mother for giving birth. Classes may cover techniques for non-drug pain management as […]

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Blood Test Might Predict Preterm Birth

Blood Test Might Predict Preterm Birth

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a pregnant woman’s risk of preterm delivery with up to 80 percent accuracy. The test is not ready for prime time, stressed senior researcher Stephen Quake, a professor at Stanford University in […]

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Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis

What does amniocentesis show? Amniocentesis is very accurate in detecting chromosomal abnormalities and the gender of the fetus. Occasionally, the fetal cells harvested by amniocentesis do not grow in the culture, and no chromosomal data can be obtained. Additionally,  physician may be unable to extract fluid from the uterus during amniocentesis due to a variety […]