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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #15

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

OK, so recently I have definitely been experiencing what I’ve been told is called “pregnancy brain.” Yesterday, I went to the office kitchen to wash my lunch dishes. I got there, turned on the water, soaped up the sponge, and realized I left my dirty dishes at my desk. Today, I was fully aware that it’s Friday. Totally excited about turning 11 weeks today. Super excited for the three-day weekend. But I completely forgot about While You Were Puking! Not even remotely on my radar. And not only do I LOVE writing this column, but I’ve been gathering stories all week.

I’m glad I remembered, because there’s a ton of news out this week! Did you know you might be able to blame your mother for your fertility issues? Or that miscarriages increase the risk of heart conditions (not just of the sad kind, but of the medical kind)?

Find out more about those topics, and much more after the jump!

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  • Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping Affect Mother’s Well-being 1 of 6
    Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping Affect Mother's Well-being
    A new study shows that women who breastfeed but do not sleep with their babies have "the best stress hormone patterns," which is linked to better heart health and mood. Women who did not breastfeed but who did co-sleep were much worse off.
    Source: Mother Nature Network
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • New Study Could Lead to Preeclampsia Prevention 2 of 6
    New Study Could Lead to Preeclampsia Prevention
    Scientists are studying whether dead placental cells sometimes produce "an exaggerated immune response that constricts blood vessels," leading to preeclampsia. If it's determined that this is, in fact, behind this dangerous condition, they can begin to develop ways to prevent it.
    Source: Medical Xpress
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Miscarriages Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Conditions 3 of 6
    Miscarriages Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Conditions
    A new study shows that women who have had one or more miscarriages are more likely to develop hardening of the arteries or what is known as atherosclerosis, a condition that often leads to stroke and heart attack.
    Source: Examiner, via American Heart Association
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Mom’s Age at Menopause Affects Daughter’s Fertility 4 of 6
    Mom's Age at Menopause Affects Daughter's Fertility
    You may have gotten your good looks from your mother, but she may also be to blame for your fertility issues. Researchers have found that women whose mothers experienced early on-set menopause suffered themselves from an accelerated decline in fertility.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Pregnancy and Birth Complications Greater for Women with Bipolar Disorder 5 of 6
    Pregnancy and Birth Complications Greater for Women with Bipolar Disorder
    Women who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder are more likely to deliver their babies preterm. Researchers suspect that the prescription drugs used by these women, as well as the fact that women with this condition are more frequently smokers, overweight, and alcohol and/or substance abusers, is responsible for the preterm deliveries.
    Source: Medical Xpress
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Most Pregnant Women Require Two Months Sick Leave from Work 6 of 6
    Most Pregnant Women Require Two Months Sick Leave from Work
    Seventy-five percent of pregnant workers take an average of two months of sick leave before delivering their babies. The women involved in the survey cited fatigue and sleep problems as the main issues behind their time off, with pelvic pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and depression also given as reasons for missing work.
    Source: Medical Xpress
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo

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