Air Pollution and Asthma Don't Mix
Pregnant moms, listen up: Stay away from areas with high air pollution. It can hurt your growing baby, especially if your child develops asthma.
Obesity During Pregnancy Inflames Risks
If you’re obese and pregnant, a nutritious diet may not ensure you have an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby. A new study shows that inflammation in your body, caused by obesity, can have harmful health effects for both the mother and child.
Obese Moms Spread Children's Asthma
Women who are obese during pregnancy put their children at higher risk for asthma. A new study shows that a mother's weight has an effect on the respiratory health of her child.
Of course, one of the goals in pregnancy is to avoid or lessen in utero exposure to drugs. Maternal asthma is a tough condition to control while minimizing medicines.
Predicting Child's Asthma
What can be done prior to conception to decrease the risk of of your child developing asthma? Mothers-to-be should get on an exercise and nutritional program.
Asthma's Smoking Gun
The dangers to the unborn child from prenatal smoking exposure are even greater than originally thought.These children start their life with a great health disadvantage.
Asthma and Mom's Pregnancy Depression
Typical American families run on the unspoken motto, "If Mamma's not happy, then nobody's happy." Can a depressed, expecting mom distress the health of her unborn child?
Pregnant Smoking Has Another Bad Effect
Can smoking while pregnant cause genetic changes which make the child more at risk for asthma development? Researchers answer with a resounding, "yes."
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tylenol
Since the early 1980s taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) has become increasingly common among women during pregnancy. This increase coincided with a doubling of the prevalence of asthma among children.