Is Ginger Safe for Expectant Mothers?
Though ginger may be popular and effective for stopping nausea and vomiting, that doesn’t mean it’s good for morning sickness – it could be dangerous for some pregnant women.
Women With PAD Undertreated But Higher Risk
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects men and women nearly equally. Yet women are still more likely to go undiagnosed, even though the serious circulatory disease can nearly triple their risk of stroke and heart attack.
Early Delivery Decisions Should be 'Mom-focused'
Not all women’s bodies act the same before early labor. One small study reports that race as well as the presence of specific bacteria are two factors that play a role in preterm delivery.
Non-Invasive Fetal Test Detects Down Syndrome
Many pregnant mothers are concerned about fetal tests to detect serious conditions in the baby. They fear that such tests could endanger the baby’s health.
Teen Pregnancy Lowest in 40 Years
Since their peak in the 1990s , teen pregnancies in the United States declined to their lowest level in nearly 40 years, in 2008.
Children Exposed to Chemotherapy Develop Normally
Pregnant women undergoing cancer therapy worry that the treatment will hurt their baby's health. But rest assured, chemotherapy does not put a growing baby at risk of health problems, reports a new study.
Transfusions After Birth Don't Help Much
Women who lose a lot of blood while giving birth may end up with acute postpartum anemia. A blood transfusion can help them feel a little less tired but may not be necessary.
Drugs Competing in Pregnant Moms
Women at risk for having a second preemie may be taking the only drug on the market to prevent early birth. If so, they should be cautious about taking other prescription medications.
Where Women Give Birth Matters
While C section rates are lower among women who deliver away from the hospital, there were significantly higher complications associated with women choosing to birth at home.
Surgery Before Birth Improves Outcomes
Caring for a child with spina bifida can be costly from emotional, psychological and financial perspectives. Having surgery before birth relieves at least one of these.