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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #34

Happy Friday, ladies! Is it me, or are these weeks just flying by?! 

Another week with lots of developments on the pregnancy medical news front. Check out what you might have missed! And I’d love to hear your thoughts about circumcision not being that painful, so let’s get right to it!

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    Click through for this week's round-up! 

  • New Chemical Warning for Pregnant Women 2 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Doctors are now urging pregnant women to "play it safe" when it comes to exposure to certain chemical-containing products like cosmetics, household products, sunscreens, body lotions, and the like even though there is uncertainty about the chemicals' effects during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

    Source: Express & Star
    Photo: iStockphoto

     

  • Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Listeria Food Poisoning 3 of 9
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    A recent outbreak of Listeria food poisoning, linked to soft cheese and raw produce, serves as a reminder that pregnant women are at a higher risk for getting the food-borne illness. Specifically, pregnant women are 10 times more likely get it.

    Source: Health Canal
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • New Test Predicts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women with Gestational Diabetes 4 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Among women with gestational diabetes, a new testing method allows doctors to assess their 10-year risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The test looks at "cardiometabolic risk factors," and research has found that women with the highest "cluster" of these factors are seven times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years.

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Unborn Babies Practice Facial Expression in the Womb 5 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to a new study, unborn babies "practice" pain facial expressions while still in the womb. Specifically, the research has found that "fetuses' ability to show a 'pain' facial expression is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors another index of the health of a fetus."

    Source: Health Canal
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • New Study Says Circumcision Pain ‘Not Severe’ 6 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Researchers have reported that "analysis of neonatal breathing rates suggests that infants circumcised without anesthesia did not experience more pain... than infant boys who were not circumcised." Note: "more pain." 

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • New Test for Down’s Syndrome Detects it Earlier 7 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    New research out of the UK shows that a more accurate test for Down's syndrome has been developed. The test can be taken earlier in pregnancy than current tests and has one of two results: a more than 99% chance of the Down's syndrome, or a less than 1 in 10,000 chance. 

    Read what one Babble mom has to say about the new test HERE!

    Source: BBC News
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Rate Up for Emergency C-Section 8 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Rates of emergency c-sections are on the rise, and with that comes an increase in the need for emergency anesthesia. Emergency c-sections are associated with a higher morbidity and mortality than a planned c-sections.

    Source: EurekAlert
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Preemies’ Risk for SIDS Jumps with Prone Sleep 9 of 9
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to new research, "preterm infants who sleep in the prone position may be at additional risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) due to decreased cerebral oxygenation." 

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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