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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New Chemical Warning for Pregnant Women 2 of 9
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.
Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Listeria Food Poisoning 3 of 9
New Test Predicts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women with Gestational Diabetes 4 of 9
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.
Unborn Babies Practice Facial Expression in the Womb 5 of 9
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."
New Study Says Circumcision Pain ‘Not Severe’ 6 of 9
New Test for Down’s Syndrome Detects it Earlier 7 of 9
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.
Rate Up for Emergency C-Section 8 of 9
Preemies’ Risk for SIDS Jumps with Prone Sleep 9 of 9
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