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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #26

It’s that time again! Do these weeks just blow on by or what?

One of the craziest things about compiling these updates is seeing how conflicting and how quickly changing the medical information for pregnant women is. Just last week, I reported on the effect of Vitamin D on babies’ thighbone length. Then this week, a study comes out saying that Vitamin D has zero effect on the bone health of babies.

But even with the back-and-forth info we get, I still thinks it’s important to stay on top of what’s going on in the pregnancy medical news world. Gather the information and do with it what you will. But at least know what’s out there.

So, without further ado, I present to you this week’s round-up…

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  • Vitamin C and Copper During Pregnancy Reduce Allergies and Asthma in Kids 1 of 6
    Vitamin C and Copper During Pregnancy Reduce Allergies and Asthma in Kids
    A new study has found that mothers who take Vitamin C and copper during their pregnancies reduced the risk of infant wheezing, eczema, and allergies.
    Source: Science Network
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Special Treatment Needed for Bipolar Pregnant Women 2 of 6
    Special Treatment Needed for Bipolar Pregnant Women
    Pregnant women with bipolar disorder are urged to continue treatment throughout pregnancy, but doctors prefer using older mood stabilizers over newer medications, because they have shown less risk than some other drugs to the unborn baby.
    Source: PsychCentral
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy Doesn’t Affect Baby’s Bone Health 3 of 6
    Vitamin D in Pregnancy Doesn't Affect Baby's Bone Health
    A new study from the UK has revealed that a mother's vitamin D levels during pregnancy have no affect on her children's bone health. Just to show you how quickly information changes, it was just last week that I reported to you that getting more sunlight during pregnancy gives newborns longer thighbones.
    Source: ABC Science
    Photo: iStockphoto Yet this week, Vitamin D has nothing to do with it.
  • SSRI Antidepressants Taken in Pregnancy Don’t Stunt Baby’s Growth in 1st Year 4 of 6
    SSRI Antidepressants Taken in Pregnancy Don't Stunt Baby's Growth in 1st Year
    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants taken by a woman during pregnancy do not impact her infant's growth over the first year, reports a new study from a Northwestern Medicine scientist.
    Source: News Medical
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Meth in Pregnancy Stunts Child’s Reaction to Stress 5 of 6
    Meth in Pregnancy Stunts Child's Reaction to Stress
    As if anyone ever expected to hear good news about using meth during pregnancy! New research states that because methamphetamine stimulates the nervous system, prenatal exposure to this drug may affect the development of a child's stress-response system.
    Source: Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • New Moms at Risk for Depressive Disorders 6 of 6
    New Moms at Risk for Depressive Disorders
    In a new screening study, 40 percent of women identify the onset of their depressive episode unipolar depression and comorbid anxiety as postpartum.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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