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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #27

What a week! And what a month! It’s been a good one for me, and I’m feeling very grateful. I got the green light today to go ahead with an embryo transfer next Friday! And with Sunday being my 35th birthday, I’m calling this a very special birthday present. Keep your fingers crossed for me, folks!

But enough about me. There’s lots going on otherwise!

Click through to check out this week’s breaking pregnancy medical news.

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  • OB-GYN Committee Advises Against Planned C-Sections 2 of 8
    OB-GYN Committee Advises Against Planned C-Sections
    In the absence of a medical reason, cesarean delivery at the request of the mother should not be used over planned vaginal delivery, according to a committee opinion from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
    Source: MedPage Today
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  • Birth Control Pills Tied to Blood Clots in Migraines 3 of 8
    Birth Control Pills Tied to Blood Clots in Migraines
    Women who suffer from migraines have an increased risk of blood clots when they use the birth control pill.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Minority Women Have Fewer Social Resources During Pregnancy 4 of 8
    Minority Women Have Fewer Social Resources During Pregnancy
    Minority women have fewer social resources during pregnancy that could otherwise help them cope with stress. The new study suggests that "the risks associated with poverty, being a single parent, and low levels of acculturation, rather than race or ethnicity, contribute to low personal capital for many minority pregnant women."
    Source: Health Canal
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  • Stress During Pregnancy Increases Heart Risk for Baby 5 of 8
    Stress During Pregnancy Increases Heart Risk for Baby
    Speaking of stress... Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests.
    Source: U.S. News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Longer Time to Conceive Linked to Increased Neuro Risks of Baby 6 of 8
    Longer Time to Conceive Linked to Increased Neuro Risks of Baby
    Researchers have found that the more years it takes to get pregnant, the greater the risk of conceiving a child with neurological dysfunction. The experts say, "This implies that factors associated with subfertility may play a role in the genesis of neurodevelopmental problems. Further exploration of the associations between subfertility and health outcome in offspring is necessary for the correct counseling of subfertile couples."
    Source: MedPage Today
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  • Secondhand Smoke During Pregnancy Alters Child’s Behavior 7 of 8
    Secondhand Smoke During Pregnancy Alters Child's Behavior
    A new study reports that women who breathe secondhand smoke during pregnancy have children that are twice as likely to have attention and aggression problems.
    Source: Environmental Health News
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  • Rubella in Pregnancy Leads to Birth Defects 8 of 8
    Rubella in Pregnancy Leads to Birth Defects
    A new government report indicates that doctors need to be on the lookout for babies born with rubella (German measles), because three babies were born in the U.S. with congenital rubella syndrome in 2012. More than 90 percent of people in the United States have been vaccinated against rubella or have natural immunity, which means that congenital rubella syndrome is extremely rare in the nation, but the babies born with the disease suffered from brain malformations, heart defects, cataracts, hearing problems, blood disorders and inflammation of lung tissue.
    Source: U.S. News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

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