While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #13

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

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!

 

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  • Using almond oil during pregnancy increases risk of preterm birth 1 of 8
    Using almond oil during pregnancy increases risk of preterm birth
    Pregnant women often use almond oil on their growing bellies to prevent stretch marks, but a new study suggests that women who do so are twice as likely to deliver before 37 weeks.
    Source: Health News Daily
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Celiac disease linked to fertility issues 2 of 8
    Celiac disease linked to fertility issues
    A 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
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • New IVF approach increases chance of success for older women 3 of 8
    New IVF approach increases chance of success for older women
    Women over 40 have a 13 percent of IVF success, but a new technique increases those chances to six in 10. The new approach tests embryos to determine which ones are more likely to become viable, reducing miscarriages and increasing pregnancy success.
    Source: The Telegraph
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Good bacteria during pregnancy can ward off eczema 4 of 8
    Good bacteria during pregnancy can ward off eczema
    Pregnant women who consume probiotics (often known as good bacteria) during their pregnancies and while breastfeeding have babies that suffered less from the skin condition, eczema.
    Source: Reuters
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • CDC recommends pregnant women get pertussis vacc 5 of 8
    CDC recommends pregnant women get pertussis vacc
    With 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
    Serious birth complications on the rise in U.S.
    While severe complications from childbirth in the U.S. remain rare, they are on the rise. Specifically, the rates of heart attacks, strokes, severe bleeding, and kidney failure have all increased, according to new information released by the CDC.
    Source: Reuters
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Emergency rooms often don’t give young women pregnancy tests 7 of 8
    Emergency rooms often don't give young women pregnancy tests
    The 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
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Folic acid before pregnancy halves child’s risk of brain tumor 8 of 8
    Folic acid before pregnancy halves child's risk of brain tumor
    It's well known that folic acid helps prevent birth defects in babies, but a new study out of Australia is suggesting that women who take folic acid before pregnancy reduce the risk of their child developing a brain tumor by half.
    Source: Science Network
    Photo: iStockphoto

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