Being overweight in early pregnancy associated with increased rate of cerebral palsy

Mar 9 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Among Swedish women, being overweight or obese early in pregnancy was associated with increased rates of cerebral palsy in children, according to a study appearing in JAMA.
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Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mar 9 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted?...
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5 Useful Tips for Buying a Car Seat

Mar 8 7:10pm Health & Parenting
One of the most expensive, useful and confusing purchases you will make prior to your baby’s arrival is the car seat. Today, cars seats come in such a wide variety of options and choices that picking one can be super confusing. Every company boasts their car seat as the safest, and many have bells and whistles that can make the cost ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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When LARC is Free, Uptake is High in Abortion Patients

Mar 8 4:19pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Lower rate of pregnancies a year later in low-income women...
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5 Things I Always Keep in My Car

Mar 8 2:04pm Baby Making Machine
So I’m not exactly the best at emergency preparedness. We have some food storage that we rotate, and I’m trying to stockpile on water. I could definitely do a lot better. A few things you’ll always find on hand with me though is my phone my camera and something to write on. When it comes... read the rest. The post 5 Things I Always Keep in My Car appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
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What Is The Ramzi Theory For Gender Prediction & Does It Work?

Mar 8 1:11pm Pregnancy – Momtastic
What is the Ramzi theory? Coined by Saad Ramzi Ismail, who holds a PhD in public health and a master’s degree in ultrasound technology, the Ramzi theory determines a baby’s sex based on the location of the placenta and chorionic villi (the small sprouts in the newly forming placenta) at around 6-weeks-gestation. How does the Ramzi theory work? First, […] The post What Is The Ramzi Theory For Gender Prediction & Does It Work? appeared first on Momtastic.
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27 ways to Support Pregnant, Laboring, and/or Postpartum Mama

Mar 8 10:00am Birth Without Fear
There are so many different ways for a partner to support mama. Some are obvious, some are not. Read on for some ideas on what to ask for from your partner. If you are the partner, here are some examples for you take note of. “Because he is interested in knowing my birth plan, my […]...
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Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth

Mar 8 9:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Treatment with vaginal progesterone reduced the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in pregnant women with twins and who have a short cervix - a risk factor for preterm birth ...
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Morning Break: Repeal and Replace and Regret? $$$ for MS Rx; Post-Sex America?

Mar 8 8:30am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff...
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3 Tips for Losing the Pregnancy Weight

Mar 7 7:10pm Health & Parenting
Many women are under the assumption that as soon as they have their baby, they will automatically lose the pregnancy weight they gained. The truth is that it took your body nine months to put on the weight, and along with hormonal and physiological changes, chances are your weight loss will not be immediate. In fact, healthy weight loss after ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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USPSTF: Jury Still Out on Pelvic Exams for Most Gynecologic Conditions (CME/CE)

Mar 7 2:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Not a recommendation against pelvic exams, Task Force stresses...
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Early Pregnancy BMI Linked to Risk of Cerebral Palsy in Kids (CME/CE)

Mar 7 1:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Higher BMI means higher risk...
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Research challenges idea that birth weight is a good proxy for population health

Mar 7 9:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Despite dramatic improvements in human health, babies' average birth-weights have not increased over the last 150 years reveals new research from the London School of Economics and Political...
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Planning for Maternity Leave

Mar 6 7:10pm Health & Parenting
For the working pregnant woman, planning for maternity leave is something she needs to think about as she enters the third trimester. In some instances, maternity leave is a no-brainer, and as soon as you deliver you will take leave for the legally allotted amount of time per your employer. In the United States, parents can file for maternity leave ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Im Totally Over Hearing People Say, I Hope Its A Boy!

Mar 6 12:31pm Pregnancy – Momtastic
Even though I know this gender-focused comment is not ill-intentioned, it's really starting to irritate me. The post I’m Totally Over Hearing People Say, ‘I Hope It’s A Boy!’ appeared first on Momtastic.
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Pregnancy Week by Week: How Big Is Your Baby This Week?

Mar 6 8:39am Pregnancy – Momtastic
Forget the tired old produce variation. We show you your growing baby's size in cool objects! The post Pregnancy Week by Week: How Big Is Your Baby This Week? appeared first on Momtastic.
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Everything you need to know about taking your kids to see Beauty and the Beast

Mar 6 8:15am Baby Making Machine
I’m about to give a Beauty and the Beast review for people obsessed with the animated version and/or planning to take their kids to see it and looking for more information. Buckle up! The live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast must be the must anticipated movie since I don’t know what. All of my... read the rest. The post Everything you need to know about taking your kids to see Beauty and the Beast appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
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Early period may indicate risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Mar 6 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
New research suggests that women who experience their first period at an early age may be at risk of gestational diabetes later in life.
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Folic Acid in Pregnancy Might Lower Autism Risk

Mar 5 7:10pm Health & Parenting
According to Norwegian researchers, folic acid taken before and during pregnancy might lower the risk of autism. Women who take folic acid supplements a month before the pregnancy as well as in the first weeks of pregnancy may have a lower risk of giving birth to autistic children. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate and plays a vital ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Nitric Oxide Gel Shows Promise for Genital Warts

Mar 5 6:18pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Full clearance of baseline warts achieved in phase II trial...
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Early Menarche Linked to GDM

Mar 5 4:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Gestational diabetes risk increased by 10\% for each earlier year for menarche...
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Your Babys Development Throughout Pregnancy

Mar 4 7:10pm Health & Parenting
The miracle of life begins upon conception of your baby, and continues to amaze as the months go by. As parents, you naturally wonder about the development of your little one during pregnancy. You probably want to know what your baby is doing at every stage: how big is he or she? can the baby hear or see? does he ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?

Mar 4 1:15pm WebMD Health Channel - Pregnancy
Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils...
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D.C. Week: Trump Shares Broad Outline of for Trumpcare

Mar 4 11:00am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Senate Finance Committee advances CMS appointee, Seema Verma, in 13-12 vote...
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Pregnant and Moving: Tips for Moving Day

Mar 3 7:10pm Health & Parenting
If you browse a list of the most stressful life events, you’re sure to find moving house listed near the top. Looking for houses, dealing with solicitors, saving for fees – every stage seems to bring yet more things to worry about. If you’ve battled through all of that stress, and have made it to moving day, you may be ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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AMA President: On the Record

Mar 3 4:18pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Gurman, MD, answer's MedPage Today's questions...
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'Get It Done, and Get Out of Town': What We Heard This Week

Mar 3 4:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources...
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FDA Okays Drug for Frequent Nocturia

Mar 3 3:15pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Nasal spray may reduce bathroom trips...
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Breakthrough: Scientists create mouse embryo

Mar 3 12:00pm Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Researchers from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom have managed to create a self-organizing structure that looks and behaves like a mouse embryo.
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EndoBreak: National Nutrition Month; New Combo T2D Drug

Mar 3 10:00am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world...
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How Young is Too Young to Talk About Alcohol?

Mar 3 8:36am Baby Making Machine
We were on a drive home from one of my daughter’s many activities. Anne of Green Gables piped through the speakers in our car. Once again the little girl in the story was getting herself into a heap of trouble. This time for unknowingly serving her best friend wine when she thought she was giving... read the rest. The post How Young is Too Young to Talk About Alcohol? appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
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Morning Break: Killer Drugs; 'Tsunami' of Sewage; I Can't Hear You

Mar 3 8:15am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff...
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From mother to baby: 'Secondhand sugars' can pass through breast milk

Mar 3 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes.
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CONCEIVE PLUS TESTIMONIAL We used Conceive Plus twice in one ovulation and I became pregnant.

Mar 3 2:15am Trying for a baby? : Conceive Plus® Blog & Product Reviews
Thank you Hannah for sharing your Conceive Plus testimonial ! “I’d like to share my story with you all. I am a little over 200 lbs and I didn’t lose any weight before conceiving. My Obgyn also told me I needed to lose weight. But I’m 31 years old and my husband is 47 years […] The post CONCEIVE PLUS® TESTIMONIAL – We used Conceive Plus twice in one ovulation and I became pregnant. appeared first on Let's Get Pregnant Blog | Conceive Plus® Fertility. CONCEIVE PLUS® TESTIMONIAL – We used Conceive Plus twice in one ovulation and I became pregnant. was first posted on March 3, 2017 at 1:15 am.©2017 "Let's Get Pregnant Blog | Conceive Plus® Fertility". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please...
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Common Causes of Cramps While Pregnant

Mar 2 7:10pm Health & Parenting
Experiencing cramps while pregnant can be a cause of alarm to expecting mothers. The cramping can vary from mild to severe, but are just often a sign of the stretching and growing uterus. However, there are cases in which cramping may be caused by a serious problem. So, should you be concerned if you experience cramps? Here are some of ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Ob/Gyn Says Trump May Roll Back Gains in Women's Health

Mar 2 5:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Global Gag Rule, access to contraception at issue...
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Pharma Exec and Policy Scholar Spar Over High-Cost Drugs

Mar 2 5:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Experts debate transparency laws, direct-to-consumer advertising...
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How to Handle a Tired Patient

Mar 2 1:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Diana Bitner, MD, reflects on what to do with the woman who says 'I am so tired'...
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Pregnancy Exercises That Rock: Swimming

Mar 1 7:10pm Health & Parenting
Exercising during pregnancy is definitely recommended, but not all pregnancy exercises are created equal. According to the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), healthy pregnant woman should be encouraged to engage in 30 minutes of mild to moderate exercise each day. Of course, any exercises that involves the risk of falling, heavy lifting, or harsh movements of the torso or joints should be limited ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Insecticide Exposure Linked to Behavioral Problems in Kids

Mar 1 5:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Associations found for both pregnant women, young children...
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Levothyroxine Tx During Pregnancy Not Linked to Child's IQ (CME/CE)

Mar 1 4:00pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Reassurance for mothers-to-be with thyroid deficiency...
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How Friends Helped Me Cope With My Unplanned Pregnancy

Mar 1 12:01pm Pregnancy – Momtastic
I was 16 when I became pregnant unexpectedly, and it was one of the most difficult times in my life. The post How Friends Helped Me Cope With My Unplanned Pregnancy appeared first on Momtastic.
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Vendor Sponsorship Once Again Open for 2017 Find Your Village Events

Mar 1 10:00am Birth Without Fear
Due to many requests, we are opening vendor opportunities again for 2017 events. There will be just THREE spots available per city. If you would like to be a local vendor-sponsor please CLICK HERE and we will respond with more information via email. FOR VANCOUVER, BC BIRTH WITHOUT FEAR CONFERENCE VENDORS: This is your opportunity to […]...
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Morning Break: Walnuts for Better Sperm; Colon Cancer Rates Up; New VA Scandal

Mar 1 8:30am MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff...
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Extreme temperatures may increase risk for low birth weight at term, NIH study suggests

Mar 1 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk that infants born at term will be of low birth weight, according to a study of U.S.
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No increased risks to newborns linked to taking influenza drugs during pregnancy

Mar 1 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
A study published by The BMJ finds no increased risks to newborn babies if their mothers have taken drugs to prevent or treat influenza during pregnancy.
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Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is it REALLY The Most Important Thing?

Feb 28 7:10pm Health & Parenting
As a woman who has been pregnant five times (miscarrying once and carrying twins during another pregnancy), I can say firsthand that the routine weigh-ins during pregnancy exams can often be – no ARE – the most stressful part of the visit. Here you are at the 10 week mark, excited and giddy about carrying a baby, and your health care ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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Antivirals for Expectant Moms Did Not Harm Babies (CME/CE)

Feb 28 5:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Neuraminidase inhibitors not tied to increased risks of adverse outcomes...
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Nearly a Dozen Cancers Tied to Obesity (CME/CE)

Feb 28 5:30pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Strongest links in cancers of the digestive organs, breast...
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House Judiciary Committee Moves Tort Reform Bill

Feb 28 4:45pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- Would cap damages in cases involving federal programs...
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Ovarian Ca Screening Has Some Benefits in High-Risk Women (CME/CE)

Feb 28 4:23pm MedPage Today OB/Gyn
(MedPage Today) -- More early-stage disease seen, but impact on survival unknown...
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21 Things That Go Through Your Mind When You Get a Positive Pregnancy Test

Feb 28 8:34am Pregnancy – Momtastic
#3. I NEED MORE TESTS. I will drink a gallon of water, and go get more tests. I need to be sure. The post 21 Things That Go Through Your Mind When You Get a Positive Pregnancy Test appeared first on Momtastic.
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Getting Enough Sleep When Youre Trying to Conceive

Feb 28 3:13am Trying for a baby? : Conceive Plus® Blog & Product Reviews
Getting Enough Sleep When You’re Trying to Conceive Who doesn’t love a good nap? The good news is, if you’re trying to conceive, you now have a good excuse to take a few naps, and, more generally, get plenty of sleep. Your body needs lots of rest to be at its healthy best and to […] The post Getting Enough Sleep When You’re Trying to Conceive appeared first on Let's Get Pregnant Blog | Conceive Plus® Fertility. Getting Enough Sleep When You’re Trying to Conceive was first posted on February 28, 2017 at 9:13 am.©2017 "Let's Get Pregnant Blog | Conceive Plus® Fertility". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at marketing@sasmar.com...
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What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?

Feb 28 3:00am Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development.
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Is Sex During Pregnancy Safe?

Feb 27 7:10pm Health & Parenting
You are pregnant. And now you may worry that having sex while pregnant is not safe. Will the penis harm the baby? Can sex cause miscarriage? Can the baby feel sex? Is it okay to have an orgasm during pregnancy? Is sex during pregnancy safe? For many women, the libido can be greatly affected during pregnancy – either boosted or ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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C-Section Scar Pictures: What it Looks Like After Youve Had a Cesarean Section Delivery

Feb 27 8:42am Pregnancy – Momtastic
About to have a C? Get a sense of what your belly will look like afterwards with these real-mom photos. The post C-Section Scar Pictures: What it Looks Like After You’ve Had a Cesarean Section Delivery appeared first on Momtastic.
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Pregnancy Nutrition for Vegetarians

Feb 26 7:10pm Health & Parenting
Maybe you’ve been vegetarian your whole life, or maybe you’ve only recently starting eating that way. Whatever the case, now that you’re pregnant, you may be wondering if your diet is safe for your pregnancy. Your baby still receives the needed nutrition to grow and develop while you follow your vegetarian diet plan. During pregnancy, it is important that you ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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41 Creative Ways to Tell Your Husband Youre Pregnant

Feb 26 9:07am Pregnancy – Momtastic
He'll get the message when you use one of these gems. Trust us. The post 41 Creative Ways to Tell Your Husband You’re Pregnant appeared first on Momtastic.
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Your Guide to Prenatal Vitamins

Feb 25 7:10pm Health & Parenting
Prenatal vitamins are the best way to make sure both you and your baby are getting all of the essential nutrients you need. Your doctor or midwife has likely recommended them from your first prenatal visit. Can I skip the vitamins? Experts recommend that all pregnant women should take a daily prenatal vitamin. While it may be possible to eat ... Read More ... #pregnancy...
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