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Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues. Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower average IQs, based on a study of […]

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes definition and facts Learn about tests and treatments for, and signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs in pregnant women. Risk factors for gestational diabetes include There are typically no noticeable signs or symptoms associated with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can cause the fetus to be larger than […]

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Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test Facts Home pregnancy tests are a cheap and effective way of learning when you should see the doctor about your pregnancy. *Pregnancy test facts medically edited by: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Pregnancy tests work by detecting a hormone in a woman’s blood or urine: hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is produced when an […]

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Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

(HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother. As you begin, your baby’s actions will cue your body to make milk, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are concerned about this process, talk to a doctor or lactation consultant. Latest Pregnancy News Over time, your breasts may leak. […]

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New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says. Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby, said Fabio Triolo. He is […]

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AHA News: Cigarette Smoke in Pregnancy May Impair Healing of Newborns’ Hearts

AHA News: Cigarette Smoke in Pregnancy May Impair Healing of Newborns’ Hearts

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Exposure to cigarette smoke in utero strongly harms a newborn heart’s ability to repair itself after injury, according to a preliminary study of mice. Findings in animals may not translate to humans, but researchers of the new study hope it helps scientists advance […]

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Pregnancy Weight Gain: What’s Right for You?

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What’s Right for You?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to unhealthy post-pregnancy weight for moms, and a higher risk of obesity and related conditions in their children. But not gaining enough weight has consequences, too. Historical studies on children born during times […]