Battle in Mother's Belly Causes Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy condition that results in high blood pressure and protein in the mother’s urine. Now, research shows that the father’s cells are helping wage a battle in the uterus that leads to preeclampsia.
Prenatal Vitamin B Helps Babies Talk on Time
Parents are often anxious to hear their children's first words and worry if that first word is late. Taking a particular B vitamin in early pregnancy could keep 'Baby' on track for talking.
Nutritionists suggest fish as a healthier choice of protein, but certain fish are high in methylmercury. Methylmercury can be dangerous at high levels - especially for pregnant women.
Extra Calcium and Moms-to-be
Pregnant women are often told to take more calcium to benefit themselves and their babies, but the benefits of doing so have been unclear.
Healthy Eating In Utero
During pregnancy, mothers are told they need folic acid, also known as folate. This mineral helps prevent neural tube defects, but it doesn't prevent all birth defects.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The more that is understood about newborn birth defects, the clearer it is that a mom-to-be really has a great deal of control over her future baby's health.
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.
No Go on NSAIDS Early in Pregnancy
Avoiding medicine unless absolutely necessary is usually advised by doctors when a woman is trying to conceive or in her first trimester. A new study validates that policy.
Flame Retardants and Baby Weight
Most expecting moms are willing to do almost anything to ensure delivering a healthy baby. What if environmental factors are fighting against her desire?
H1N1 Priority Pre-Pregnancy
Entering infertility treatment is a time of both hope and fear for most women. Hope there can be a child and fear that it may not be possible.