I really love Fridays. Not only do I get to write my While You Were Puking entry, which has proven to be a really fun and interesting series to write, but Fridays are also the days on which I officially enter my next week of pregnancy. Today, I’m nine weeks! And I’m feeling really good! It gets more and more exciting as each week passes. But enough about me…
Let’s talk pregnancy medical news! Think it’s safe to rub almond oil on your belly to prevent stretch marks? Think again! Having trouble getting pregnant? Ever consider it could be linked to your celiac disease?
Find out more about these, and check out this week’s breaking pregnancy medical news, after the jump!
Using almond oil during pregnancy increases risk of preterm birth 1 of 8
Celiac disease linked to fertility issues 2 of 8A new study has discovered that women with celiac disease have significantly more fertility issues than women without the condition. Specifically, these women had a more difficult time conceiving, and higher rates of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and c-sections.
Source: MedPage Today
New IVF approach increases chance of success for older women 3 of 8
Good bacteria during pregnancy can ward off eczema 4 of 8
CDC recommends pregnant women get pertussis vacc 5 of 8With the recent outbreak of whooping cough, the CDC is urging all pregnant women to get vaccinated against pertussis. But many pregnant women are hesitant to trust this recommendation.
See what another Babble blogger has to say about it here.
Source: MedPage Today
Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
Serious birth complications on the rise in U.S. 6 of 8
Emergency rooms often don’t give young women pregnancy tests 7 of 8The American Academy of Pediatrics recently presented information stating that female patients aged 14-21 are rarely tested for pregnancy at hospital emergency rooms, even if they complain about pregnancy-related symptoms and even before they're exposed to radiation.
Source: News Medical
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Folic acid before pregnancy halves child’s risk of brain tumor 8 of 8
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