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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #19

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

Two weeks ago today, I miscarried my twins at 17 weeks. It’s been a rough time, for sure. But it feels good to be able to get back into my regular routine: work, grocery shopping, and — of course — the weekly round-up of breaking pregnancy medical news. Normalcy feels good, and needed.

This week, like all weeks, brought with it some very interesting news. Check it out…


  • Tocolytic Agent No Help For Birth Outcomes 1 of 5
    Tocolytic Agent No Help For Birth Outcomes
    According to a new trial, for women with threatened preterm labor, maintenance with nifedipine to stop contractions does not improve perinatal outcomes.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Babies Learn Language in Womb 2 of 5
    Babies Learn Language in Womb
    Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought.
    Source: Health24
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Treating Sleep-disordered Breathing In Pregnancy Improves Fetal Health 3 of 5
    Treating Sleep-disordered Breathing In Pregnancy Improves Fetal Health
    For women with preeclampsia, treating mild sleep-disordered breathing with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improved fetal activity levels.
    Source:EurekAlert
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Reducing Stress on Mother Before Pregnancy Yields Healthier Baby 4 of 5
    Reducing Stress on Mother Before Pregnancy Yields Healthier Baby
    New research suggests that stress beginning as early as puberty can affect a woman's future infant's health. Further, if pregnancy is then dominated by worry over providing a better upbringing than the one the mother had, the past and present stress can lead to fetal loss, premature birth, low birth weights, and poor health behaviors, all directly tied to high infant mortality rates.
    Source: California Health Care Foundation
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Anti-depressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Stillbirth or Infant Death 5 of 5
    Anti-depressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Stillbirth or Infant Death
    A new study has found that pregnant women using anti-depressant SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) drugs do not have an increased risk of stillbirth or infant mortality.
    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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