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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #12

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

As has been the case for the past 11 weeks, there continues to be a great amount of pregnancy medical news emerging almost every day. While this week has been no different, especially interesting findings were released a few days ago.

According to a study from the American Association for Cancer Research: Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, babies who feed on formula for prolonged periods of time have a greater chance of developing leukemia. In fact, for each additional month that the baby is fed formula, the risk of leukemia increases by 16 percent.

Whoa, right?!

After the jump, find out more about this study and check out what else is going on in the pregnancy medical news world this week.

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  • Motivational Counseling Slows Weight Gain in Obese Pregnant Women 1 of 11
    Motivational Counseling Slows Weight Gain in Obese Pregnant Women
    To prevent obese women from gaining more than the recommended 11 to 20 pounds during their pregnancies, it's been shown that motivational counseling slows weight gain as well as reduces the anxiety associated with their pregnancy and their weight. The counseling focused on motivation, not just diet and exercise like traditionally done.
    Source: Reuters
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  • Length of Formula Use Linked to Leukemia 2 of 11
    Length of Formula Use Linked to Leukemia
    A new study has found that the longer a baby is on formula, the greater the risk of developing leukemia becomes. Specifically, each additional month of formula feeding increased the risk by 16 percent. The findings don't so much indicate formula as being responsible for the increased risk of leukemia. Rather, the link points back to the important role breast milk plays in developing a baby's immune system something that formula cannot equally provide.
    Source: MedPage Today
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  • Mother’s Touch Can Negate Adverse Effects of Prenatal Depression on Baby 3 of 11
    Mother's Touch Can Negate Adverse Effects of Prenatal Depression on Baby
    Stress during pregnancy is linked to adverse effects in the baby after birth. In fact, "scientists believe that stress in pregnancy can have an effect on an infant in later life by reducing the activity of genes that play a role in stress response." But a new study has found that perhaps these negative effects can be reversed by a mother's touch, specifically by a mother stroking her baby often in the first few weeks after birth.
    Source: Medical Xpress
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  • 30% of Women Stop Asthma Meds When Pregnant 4 of 11
    30% of Women Stop Asthma Meds When Pregnant
    Many women reduce or stop their asthma-control medication when they become pregnant, which can increase risks for complications for the mother and baby.
    Source: Pharmacy News
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  • Sepsis Deaths on the Rise in Delivery Rooms 5 of 11
    Sepsis Deaths on the Rise in Delivery Rooms
    The risk of death from sepsis has increased. Those most at risk are women with conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, and lupus.
    Source: MedPage Today
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  • Stress During Pregnancy Blocks Mother’s Brain from Benefits of Motherhood 6 of 11
    Stress During Pregnancy Blocks Mother's Brain from Benefits of Motherhood
    As if pregnancy isn't stressful enough, now women have to worry about the effects of stress. A new study has showed that chronic stress during pregnancy prevents the brain benefits of motherhood, and could possibly be linked to PPD.
    Hear what this study means to another Babble writer with her firsthand account of stress and pregnancy.
    Source: Counsel & Heal
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  • Young Women on Birth Control Stop Using Condoms & Don’t Restart Using Them When Off Birth Control 7 of 11
    Young Women on Birth Control Stop Using Condoms & Don't Restart Using Them When Off Birth Control
    Young women who turn to hormonal birth control, like the pill or injections, are less likely to use condoms. They are also less likely to use condoms after stopping their hormonal birth control, a new study has found. The use of condoms was most highly dependent on how the young woman's sexual partner felt about them.
    Source: Medical News Today
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  • Epidurals in China Reduce Rates of C-section 8 of 11
    Epidurals in China Reduce Rates of C-section
    Receiving an epidural during delivery has not always been an option for pregnant women living in China until recently. After epidurals were offered through a specific program at a Chinese hospital, the rate of C-sections there dropped from 47 percent to 30 percent.
    Source: MedPage Today
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  • Drinking Water Can Ease Pregnancy Aches 9 of 11
    Drinking Water Can Ease Pregnancy Aches
    Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Seiler says "drinking more water during pregnancy is the answer to everything," and can especially benefit women suffering from leg cramps.
    Source: Health News Today
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  • Women Whose First Pregnancy is Ectopic Have Fewer Babies 10 of 11
    Women Whose First Pregnancy is Ectopic Have Fewer Babies
    For women whose first pregnancy was ectopic, the risk of repeated ectopic pregnancies increased by almost 20 percent. Additionally, their chances of future successful deliveries were 45 percent less than women who've never had an ectopic pregnancy, a study has found.
    Source: MedPage Today
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  • High Levels of Hormones in Pregnancy Increase Risk of Breast Cancer 11 of 11
    High Levels of Hormones in Pregnancy Increase Risk of Breast Cancer
    Increased levels of estradiol and progesterone during pregnancy have been linked to an increased risk of a breast-cancer diagnosis before age 50.
    Source: Medical Xpress
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