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Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in […]

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Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users, a new study finds. Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined data from more than 102,000 new mothers in Tennessee. None had used […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Some women react to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth with sadness, fear, anxiety and procrastination, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Pregnancy News The academy mentions these risk factors for developing depression during and after pregnancy: Hormonal changes. Personal or family history of depression. Feeling a lack of support from […]

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Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re pregnant you already know the importance of eating a healthful diet and taking prenatal vitamins, including folic acid and possibly B12 and iron supplements. What not to do isn’t always clear, however. There’s no doubt about the hazards of […]

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Women Doctors Say They’re Penalized for Motherhood

Women Doctors Say They’re Penalized for Motherhood

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women juggling a medical career and motherhood often face significant workplace discrimination, a new study finds. Researchers conducted an online survey of U.S. doctors who were mothers. The age range was 24 to 62, and most worked more than 40 hours a week. Common complaints […]

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Am I Pregnant? Test Your Early Pregnancy IQ

Am I Pregnant? Test Your Early Pregnancy IQ

The first sign of pregnancy is most often: Missed menstrual period is most often the first sign of pregnancy. Sometimes a woman who is pregnant may still experience some bleeding or spotting around the time of the expected period. When it occurs, this is so called “implantation bleeding.” Food cravings Fatigue and tiredness Mood swings […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects States’ Appeal Over Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects States’ Appeal Over Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

An appeal from Kansas and Louisiana over Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Latest Pregnancy News The two states were appealing lower court rulings that prevented them from withholding Medicaid money used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions, the Associated Press […]

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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests. “Babies chronically exposed to opiates [during pregnancy] had a head size about a centimeter smaller” than babies born to moms […]