Study: Maternal Obesity And Diabetes Bring 'Multiple Hits,' May Raise Autism Risk In Children
One expert says any woman thinking about becoming pregnant should make sure her health is as good as it can be -- in terms of nutrition, weight, infection -- all of these are factors can can affect risk of autism in children.
Childbirth As An Extreme Sport — And Why Its Injuries Can Take So Long To Heal
Among the women in a study "one-quarter of them showed fluid in the pubic bone marrow or sustained fractures similar to a sports-related stress fracture, and two-thirds showed excess fluid in the muscle, which indicates injury similar to a severe muscle strain."
Why To Exercise (During Pregnancy) Today: Ob-Gyns Say It’s Best Time To Boost Health
Now, the influential professional group of U.S. obstetricians and gynecologists is saying it even more forcefully: If you're pregnant and facing no complications, you really should exercise -- it's the ideal time to improve your health, including your weight.
CDC: Certain Antidepressants, But Not All, Taken During Pregnancy May Raise Birth Defect Risk
But a broad new analysis from the CDC came to a fairly measured conclusion when comparing pregnant women who took SSRIs -- a class of antidepressants -- to women who did not take those medications during pregnancy.
Differing Views On Antidepressants During Pregnancy
Research studies evaluating the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants during pregnancy are mixed. There are documented harms, like an elevated risk of pre-term birth. But there are also the documented harms of untreated depression. In other words, it’s a deeply personal health decision that requires judgement based on a body of data that offers no easy answers.
Painkillers? Prozac? Brazilian Blowout? Hotline Counsels Pregnant Women On Risks
The CDC says nine out of ten pregnant women take at least one medication during pregnancy, but only one out of ten drugs has good information on whether it poses risks to a fetus; an expanding pregnancy hotline counsels mothers-to-be on what's known about the risks and what's not.
Pregnancy Woes: Why Did The Price Of My Progesterone Skyrocket?
The 12-fold leap in my co-pay sent an epic shock through my (natural and synthetic) hormone-laden system. I immediately called both pharmacies, my insurer, and my doctor, and started digging around online. A disturbing picture came into focus.