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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Update

The Latest Pregnancy Medical NewsI don’t know about you, but Daylight Savings Time has made this feel like one really long week. Anyone else happier than usual that it’s Friday? Let’s kick off the weekend with this week’s While You Were Puking! 

Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies: According to a recent study, overweight moms are more likely to have large babies, which are at a greater risk for health problems. Specifically, the study found that overweight moms are responsible for the 9 percent of babies born each year that fall at or into the 90th percentile for weight at its gestational age. The concern is that these babies are more likely to be obese and develop diabetes later in their lives. (SOURCE: HealthDay)

New Report on Home Births Is Missing Key Data: According to an expert from the National Center for Health Statistics, the recent report released by the federal government on home birthing trends is missing key data. The expert claims that of the over 35,000 babies born at home in 2012, 75-80 percent of the “birth attendants delivering those babies… are not certified by the nurse midwifery board.” (SOURCE: MedPage Today)

Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery: We all know the importance of eating healthy during (and before!) pregnancy. And a new study suggests yet another reason a balanced diet is vital: It’s linked to a lower risk of premature birth. (SOURCE: HealthDay)

HIV Drug Linked to Low Bone Density in Babies: Women with HIV who take a common antiretroviral drug tend to have babies with low bone density, according to new research. The drug has long been used because it works better than others at preventing transmission of HIV from the baby to the mother, which obviously seems more concerning than low bone density. (SOURCE: MedPage Today)

As always, ladies, this post is only meant for informational purposes about pregnancy medical news, and should in no way be used as medical advice. Talk to your doctor if you have any pregnancy concerns.

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