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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Update #1

I’ve heard from quite a few of you asking, “Where’s While You Were Puking been?” Well, I’ve switched things up a bit, and will continue to bring you this column it just won’t be every week anymore. Not that there’s not enough pregnancy medical news to report on each week, because there certainly is. I just can’t do it every week. But rest assured, I will not leave you hanging!

Starting with this post, I’ll combine the latest news and bring it to you twice a month. So no need to worry. You’ll still stay up to date with the latest pregnancy medical news. Thanks for loving this series so much!

And now, on with the show…

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Risk of Bipolar Illness in Kids 1 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to a new study, women who smoke during pregnancy give birth to children who are twice as likely to suffer from bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. 

    Source: Psych Central
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Test May Predict Gestational Diabetes 2 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    A new, pre-pregnancy blood test that checks for levels of adiponectin (a protein) might be able to predict the likelihood of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy. 

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Dieting Before Getting Pregnant Not Enough to Prevent Diabetes Risks 3 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to new research, dieting before getting pregnant is not enough to prevent diabetes risk.

    Source: News Medical
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Swimming During Pregnancy Could Increase Child’s Asthma, Eczema Risk 4 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to new research, swimming during pregnancy could increase the chance of a child developing asthma or eczema later in life.

    Source: Red Orbit
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won’t Affect Baby 5 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Contrary to what was previously believed, women who apply prescription steroid creams such as cortisone to ease a medical issue during pregnancy do not need to worry that the medication will affect their baby.

    Source: Health Day
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Consuming Milk During Pregnancy Makes Children Taller in Teenage Years 6 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    A study from Denmark has shown that adolescent growth is directly linked to consumption of milk by mothers during their pregnancy. Specifically, mothers who drank an adequate amount of milk throughout their pregnancies had taller children. 

    Source: Parent Herald
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • STDs Linked to Preterm Birth, Stillbirth 7 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    New research shows that chlamydia and/or gonorrhea before or during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of complications, including preterm birth and stillbirth. 

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • New Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy 8 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Scientists have discovered that by combining two drugs (one traditionally used for ectopic pregnancies and one traditionally used to treat lung cancer), a women's ectopic pregnancies are cured 34 percent faster.  

    Source: Science Alert
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study 9 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to a new study, "Women taking prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet early in pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to babies with devastating neural tube defects such as spina bifida."

    Source: US News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Flame Retardant Ban Reduces Levels in Pregnant Women 10 of 10
    Pregnancy Medical News

    A new study suggests that phasing out the use of potentially harmful flame retardants in furniture foam, electronics and plastics may be having a positive impact on pregnant women and newborns' exposure to the chemicals.

    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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