Health News

Never Too Late to Quit Smoking for Baby
Nicotine addiction is one of the toughest habits to kick. Expecting moms have an added incentive: their newborn's health. For your baby, quitting early in pregnancy is almost as good as being a non-smoker.
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?
Forecasting Miscarriages
Even after achieving conception, women who've been through infertility treatments often experience fragile pregnancies. This can cause excessive anxiety and fear. Perhaps a newly developed test will put some of these fears to rest.
Stimulating Ovaries in Older Women
In vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques involve using Clomid and Parlodel -- drugs that stimulate the ovaries to release a large number of eggs for fertilization.
No Sweat, No Good in Pregnancy
Old wives tales regarding pregnancy are plentiful, such as carrying the baby high means it's a girl and exercise during pregnancy will hurt the fetus. The one about exercise hurting the baby can be laid to rest.
Expecting the Flu
What should a woman expect when she's expecting? Expect a flu shot. It's safe and protective for both the mom and unborn child and it only hurts for a few seconds.
Baby Cycle Management
Knowing when to say "now" when trying to conceive a child is step-one to achieving conception. Knowing exactly which day a woman is most fertile is now possible.
Depakote Exposure In-Utero May Cause Lower IQ Scores
The FDA has issued a safety alert regarding valproate sodium drugs (Depacon, Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER, Depakene, Stavzor, and their generics) taken during pregnancy.
Receding Economy Recedes Fertility
Money talks, and educated people listen. Raising children is expensive, and intelligent, forward-thinking individuals are less likely to procreate in the current uncertain economy.
Thumbs Up For Vitamin D During Pregnancy
Proper prenatal care is essential for both a mother and her unborn child. Little research has been done to determine the proper amount of vitamin D supplements to take, until now.