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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #17

Weekly Pregnancy Medical News Update

I’ve got a bit of a cold I’m desperately fighting (and beating, I hope!), but it’s Friday, and that’s always a good thing. The workweek is over, I enter my next week of pregnancy — 16 weeks today! — and it’s time for this week’s round-up of breaking pregnancy medical news. A good day, indeed.

There’s a lot going on this week! Not surprisingly, there’s more news out about the damaging effects of smoking during pregnancy. But there’s good news about postponing pregnancy until later in life, and some hopeful news emerging about miscarriages. Plus, much, much more!

So read on folks, and enjoy your weekend!

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  • Pre-pregnancy Weight Linked to Child’s IQ 1 of 7
    Pre-pregnancy Weight Linked to Child's IQ
    A new study has found that children born to women who were overweight before pregnancy have slightly lower scores on verbal and math tests. While the study's findings were clear, researchers are hesitant to solely blame the mother's weight for the outcome.
    Source: U.S. News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Childless Women Four Times More Likely to Die Early 2 of 7
    Childless Women Four Times More Likely to Die Early
    Among a study of couples undergoing IVF, those that remained childless have a greater risk of dying earlier in life. Specifically, the study found that childless women experienced a four-times higher death rate; and adoption reduced the early death rate for men, but not for women.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Frequent Misdiagnosis of Miscarriages 3 of 7
    Frequent Misdiagnosis of Miscarriages
    Experts are saying that hundreds of women are losing healthy babies each year because of a misdiagnosed miscarriage. Citing the fact that hospital scans don't always pick up the first signs of life, nor are heartbeats always detected (even when one exists), new guidelines now urge all doctors not to operate to remove a fetus within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
    Source: Daily Mail Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Smoking During Pregnancy Increased Risk of Meningitis in Children 4 of 7
    Smoking During Pregnancy Increased Risk of Meningitis in Children
    Research shows that smoking during pregnancy triples a child's risk of getting meningitis. Additionally, secondhand smoke exposure further increased the risk in children of developing the often-deadly disease by double.
    Source: Huffington Post
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • In Vitro Study Finds Formula, But Not Breast Milk, Causes Cellular Death 5 of 7
    In Vitro Study Finds Formula, But Not Breast Milk, Causes Cellular Death
    Pediatric Research is reporting that the free fatty acids created during the digestion of formula cause cellular death that is often responsible for the development of a severe -- and fatal -- intestinal condition in premature babies. The cellular death did not occur with the digestion of breast milk.
    Source: Science CODEX
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Delayed Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Deadliest Breast Cancer 6 of 7
    Delayed Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Deadliest Breast Cancer
    As a woman who will be 35 at the time of her first birth, I love hearing good news about older pregnancies. A new study suggests that women who have their first child at least 15 years after their menstrual cycle began had a 60 percent less chance of developing triple-negative breast cancer, the most deadly form of breast cancer.
    Source: Daily Mail Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Congenital Heart Defect Originates at Embryonic Stage 7 of 7
    Congenital Heart Defect Originates at Embryonic Stage
    First, the embryos pictured here are mine. Aren't they the cutest??
    Scientists have traced back the origins of congenital heart defects to the first stages of embryonic development. It's believed that the beginnings of such defects form during the third week of pregnancy.
    Source: Science Daily
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