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
Babies Learn Language in Womb 2 of 5Babies 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.
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Treating Sleep-disordered Breathing In Pregnancy Improves Fetal Health 3 of 5
Reducing Stress on Mother Before Pregnancy Yields Healthier Baby 4 of 5New 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
Anti-depressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Stillbirth or Infant Death 5 of 5
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