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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #23

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

WOW! Lots of news out this week about pregnancy health! Sure, there always seems to be some new discovery. But this week, there have been many new discoveries.

The hype surrounding how much coffee is and isn’t safe continues, this time with an extra shot of new info. It seems that debate will join others, like fish consumption during pregnancy, and never really be resolved.

Also in the spotlight this week is how eating a diet full of green foods during pregnancy can prevent fussy eaters in the future. And let’s not forget about the power of aspirin in preventing miscarriages.

Oh, but it doesn’t stop there…


  • Too Much Coffee During Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns 1 of 16
    Too Much Coffee During Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns
    The coffee or other caffeinated beverages a woman drinks during her pregnancy might up the odds for a low birth weight newborn or an extended pregnancy, according to a new study.
    Source: Health.com
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Aspirin May Up Chance for Baby After Miscarriage 2 of 16
    Aspirin May Up Chance for Baby After Miscarriage
    According to a recent clinical trial, low-dose aspirin may boost a woman's chance of having a live-birth baby after a recent miscarriage.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Fetal Monitoring Often Tips Scales Toward Cesarean 3 of 16
    Fetal Monitoring Often Tips Scales Toward Cesarean
    A recent meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine concluded that noninvasive fetal monitoring during labor contributes to the high rate of primary cesarean deliveries.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Pessary Helps Some Women Keep Twins Onboard 4 of 16
    Pessary Helps Some Women Keep Twins Onboard
    Preliminary findings have discovered that the "double trouble" of preterm birth from carrying twins and a short cervix may be lessened with a pessary. The pessary goes around the cervix to shift the weight of the pregnancy, and its use cut down the rates of poor neonatal outcome in women with a short cervix carrying twins.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Preemptive Treatment of Morning Sickness Better 5 of 16
    Preemptive Treatment of Morning Sickness Better
    According to a new trial, for women who've had severe morning sickness with a prior pregnancy, prophylactic medication for nausea and vomiting helps prevent recurrence.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Smoke-Free Laws May Cut Preterm Births 6 of 16
    Smoke-Free Laws May Cut Preterm Births
    A three-phase smoking ban in Belgium has been shown to reduce the rates of preterm births. Specifically, the rate of deliveries before 37 weeks of gestation consistently fell through successive bans on smoking in public places and most workplaces, in restaurants, and in bars serving food over a 4-year period.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Emergency Contraception Use Doubles in U.S. 7 of 16
    Emergency Contraception Use Doubles in U.S.
    According to the latest government statistics, more than 6 million American women said they have used emergency contraception. That number has nearly doubled since the previous survey was conducted in 2002.
    Source: Bloomberg News
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Diet of Greens Prevents Fussy Eating in Baby 8 of 16
    Diet of Greens Prevents Fussy Eating in Baby
    Scientists have discovered that "women can give their unborn children a taste for healthy food by eating lots of vegetables while pregnant." A series of studies has shown that what a woman eats during pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly influence the type of food that her baby will prefer when being weaned.
    Source: Belfast Telegraph
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Fetal Heart Develops Later in Pregnancy Than Expected 9 of 16
    Fetal Heart Develops Later in Pregnancy Than Expected
    New research out of Britain suggests that the human heart is not fully formed until much later in pregnancy than previously thought. Analyzed scans of the hearts of healthy fetuses show that the heart has four chambers by the eighth week of pregnancy, but does not have fully organized muscle tissue until the 20th week.
    Source: US News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • New OB Care Models Boost Birth Outcomes 10 of 16
    New OB Care Models Boost Birth Outcomes
    Hospitals that employed laborists saw about a 15% decline in induction of labor and preterm deliveries. Additionally, hospitals that provided 24-hour coverage through use of laborists or other means saw a similar reduction in cesarean delivery rates, with a more than twofold increase in attempted vaginal birth after a prior cesarean.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Protocol Stems Postpartum Bleeds 11 of 16
    Protocol Stems Postpartum Bleeds
    Researchers have found that a comprehensive protocol for treating maternal hemorrhage reduced transfusions and hysterectomies. The protocol broke down care into stages with an escalating number of people assigned to a woman as she moved through different levels. Necessary transfusions dropped 22 percent and hysterectomies dropped 45 percent in hospitals that adopted the protocol.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain 12 of 16
    Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain
    New gene expression analysis suggests that having an obese mother may alter early fetal brain development. Obesity in women has been linked to poorer cognitive performance, higher incidence of autism spectrum disorders, and more attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children in prior observational studies.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Diet Plan Helps Obese Moms 13 of 16
    Diet Plan Helps Obese Moms
    Two separate trials have shown that obese women who participate in diet plans that include light exercise avoided gaining too much weight during pregnancy.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Pregnancy Apps More Popular Than Fitness Apps 14 of 16
    Pregnancy Apps More Popular Than Fitness Apps
    According to a new report, 47 percent of total subscribers using one or more mobile health application use a pregnancy related application, yet only 39 percent of mobile users who are using one or more mobile health applications are using a fitness app.
    Source: Mobi Health News
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Most Women Misunderstand IUD Birth Control 15 of 16
    Most Women Misunderstand IUD Birth Control
    In a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say US researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the devices.
    Source: Health24
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Probiotics During Pregnancy Reduce Eczema in Offspring 16 of 16
    Probiotics During Pregnancy Reduce Eczema in Offspring
    Exposure to beneficial bacteria specifically Lactobacillus rhamnosus (found in yogurt and fermented foods) before, during, and after birth may lower a child's risk of developing allergies and eczema.
    Source: Science Media Centre
    Photo: iStockphoto

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