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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #29

What a week. Between my own disappointing news of finding out I’m not pregnant and the horrific tragedy in Boston, I’m ready to say goodbye to this week!

But not before we cover this week’s breaking pregnancy medical news! Lots going on. And if you’re in your 20s or early 30s, go get your eggs frozen! No, seriously. Go. Do it.

Find out why…

  • This Week’s Pregnancy Medical News 1 of 7
    Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

    Click through to see what you missed this week!

  • Freeze Eggs Early to Boost Pregnancy Chances Later 2 of 7
    Freeze Eggs Early to Boost Pregnancy Chances Later

    Leading fertility specialists are saying that childless women who freeze their eggs in their early 30s are more than six times as likely as older women to be able to successfully use them, with one specifically stating that "all women in their late 20s and early 30s who are not planning on having children until later should now consider freezing their eggs."

    Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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  • Pregnancy Complications Signal Diabetes Risk 3 of 7
    Pregnancy Complication Signal Diabetes Risk

    A study of more than 1 million women has found that, along with gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and gestational hypertension may double the odds of being diagnosed with diabetes years later.

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy Prevents Very Early Preterm Birth 4 of 7
    Fish Oil During Pregnancy Prevents Preterm Birth

    Three discoveries have been made about fish oil this week: 1) It does not prevent post-natal depression 2) It does not aid the neuro-development of babies and 3) It does prevent "very early preterm birth." 

    Source: Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand via TVNZ
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind 5 of 7
    Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind

    A new study suggests children's development may suffer if they are born even just a little early. A term of 37 to 41 weeks is considered ''normal,'' but the new research finds birth at 39 to 41 weeks provides more developmental advantages compared to birth at 37 to 38 weeks.

    Source: US New Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Better Support Needed for Dads After Difficult Labor 6 of 7
    Better Support Needed for Dads After Difficult Labor

    Oxford University researchers have found that severe and life-threatening complications in pregnancy have a big impact on fathers, not just mothers. Pregnancy complications can have long-term effects on mental and physical health, as well as on family relationships.

    Source: Health Canal
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  • Sounds and Song Soothe NICU Babies 7 of 7
    Sounds and Song Soothe NICU Babies

    Music therapy that encompasses sung lullabies and sounds that mimic the womb environment showed benefits for vital signs, sleeping, and eating among premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), researchers found.

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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