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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #22

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

My own road to motherhood is currently stalled until we discover just what exactly is going on with my uterus, but that isn’t stopping me from keeping up to date on the latest and greatest pregnancy medical news. Am I the only one who is amazed by how much new info is constantly emerging? It’s incredible, really.

This week, researchers have discovered how watching TV affects your hubby’s sperm count, why it’s crucial to get proper amounts of vitamin D during pregnancy, how car fumes could be dangerous to your unborn, and so much more.

Read on and be amazed.

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  • Low Sperm Count Tied to High TV Time 1 of 15
    Low Sperm Count Tied to High TV Time
    A new study has shown that men who watch 20 or more hours of TV a week had a 44 percent lower sperm concentration compared to men who did not watch TV. The study also revealed significant positive association between physical activity and sperm quality.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Signal Later Heart Disease Risk 2 of 15
    High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Signal Later Heart Disease Risk
    The American Heart Association recently published its findings that high blood pressure during pregnancy can significantly increase a woman's risk for developing heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. The risk increased even if high blood pressure was detected even once during routine medical care.
    Source: ScienceCODEX
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Car Fumes a Danger During Pregnancy 3 of 15
    Car Fumes a Danger During Pregnancy
    Research from Newcastle University has found that expectant mothers exposed to air pollution from cars are significantly more likely to have smaller babies.
    Source: The Journal
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Pregnancy Helped by Having Mom Nearby 4 of 15
    Pregnancy Helped by Having Mom Nearby
    According to new research, women who live close to their mothers are more likely to become pregnant and have been shown to have better fertility. Additionally, the study found that the new mother's psychological state is helped by having her mother nearby.
    Source: Direct2Mum
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Morning Sickness in 2nd Trimester Ups Pregnancy Risks 5 of 15
    Morning Sickness in 2nd Trimester Ups Pregnancy Risks
    Women with severe morning sickness are at an increased risk for pregnancy complications, especially if the problem occurs during the second trimester, a new study from Sweden suggests.
    Source: Yahoo! News
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • High Hormone Levels Signal Likelihood of Pregnancy 6 of 15
    High Hormone Levels Signal Likelihood of Pregnancy
    A study has found that women with high AMH levels were 2.5 times more likely to have a successful IVF cycle than women of a similar age with low levels of the hormone. AMH levels were a predictor of pregnancy and live birth, even when the mother's age and egg production were taken into account.
    Source: Medical Xpress
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Baby’s Gut Bacteria Guided by Mom’s Choices 7 of 15
    Baby's Gut Bacteria Guided by Mom's Choices
    Cesarean delivery and bottle feeding influence the gut microbiota in infants, researchers found.Formula-fed babies and those born via c-section had "particularly low bacterial richness and diversity."
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • No Increase in Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk During Pregnancy and Delivery 8 of 15
    No Increase in Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk During Pregnancy and Delivery
    For women with aneurysms involving the brain blood vessels, pregnancy and delivery don't appear to increase the risk of aneurysm rupture, according to new research published in Neurosurgery.
    Source: EurekAlert
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Preeclampsia Risk Linked to Ozone Levels 9 of 15
    Preeclampsia Risk Linked to Ozone Levels
    Swedish researchers have found that higher levels of ozone exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy had significant increases in rates of pre-eclampsia and preterm birth.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • High-Risk Pregnancies on the Rise 10 of 15
    High-Risk Pregnancies on the Rise
    Advanced age we're talking late thirties larger families, and heavier women are all contributing to the increase in high-risk pregnancies, according to perinatologists at Greenwich Hospital.
    Source: Science Daily
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Impacts Language Development 11 of 15
    Vitamin D Deficiency Impacts Language Development
    A new study has found that a deficiency in vitamin D in the expectant mom can impact her baby's language development. The researchers found that "maternal vitamin D insufficiency during pregnancy is significantly associated with offspring language impairment."
    Source: To Your Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Teen Pregnancy Down 27% in NYC 12 of 15
    Teen Pregnancy Down 27% in NYC
    A new report shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have fallen 27 percent over the last decade, citing that delayed sexual activity and more teenagers using birth control as the two main reasons for the decline.
    Source: NY Daily News
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Supplement Reduces Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy 13 of 15
    Supplement Reduces Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy
    A nutritional supplement called myo-inositol may help protect women at risk for gestational diabetes, according to a small pilot study. Previous studies have shown that inositol supplements may help restore fertility in polycystic ovary syndrome, but this is the first evidence that it may reduce the number of cases of gestational diabetes."
    Source: Reuters
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Chlorhexidine Baths in PICU Cut Infections 14 of 15
    Chlorhexidine Baths in PICU Cut Infections
    Scrubbing children in intensive care units with chlorhexidine daily cut the incidence of bacteremia by more than 35% in a randomized, crossover trial, researchers said.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Bottle-Feeding Urged for U.S. Moms with HIV 15 of 15
    Bottle-Feeding Urged for U.S. Moms with HIV
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is now urging American women who are HIV positive to not breastfeed their babies, regardless of low levels of the virus and antiviral treatment.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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