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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #37

Can kids be “programmed” to be fat later in life? New research suggests so!

Also out this week is hopeful news that gestational diabetes can be prevented, and the reason why dads should be more involved in pregnancy prevention methods.

Read on, ladies! Read on.

  • This Week’s Round-Up 1 of 6
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Click through for the latest pregnancy medical news!

  • Is It Possible to Prevent Diabetes in Pregnancy? 2 of 6
    Pregnancy Medical News

    New research suggests that "A lifestyle intervention aimed at preventing excess weight gain during pregnancy may abate the risk of gestational diabetes in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities."

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Rare Pregnancy Condition Programs Babies to be Obese Later in Life 3 of 6
    Pregnancy Medical News

    Babies born to mothers who suffer from a rare complication of pregnancy characterised by the build-up of bile acids in the bloodstream, known as obstetric cholestasis, are "programmed" to be overweight, according to a new study.

    Source: Science CODEX
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Men Should be Included in Methods to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies 4 of 6
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to a new study, roughly two-thirds of unintended births are mistimed according to fathers while about one-third are unwanted, which leads the authors of the study to say, "We need to include men in our discussions about unintended pregnancy and foster strategies to help men work as individuals and with their partners to control when or if they have children."

    Source: Health News Digest
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • New Findings Emphasize Importance of Vitamin D in Pregnancy 5 of 6
    Pregnancy Medical News

    New research has found that pregnant women pass low levels of Vitamin D on to their babies at a rate three times higher than originally suspected. 

    Source: Health Canal
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • New IVF Method Yields Same Rate of Success 6 of 6
    Pregnancy Medical News

    According to a new study, "IVF using in-vitro maturation (IVM) treatment rather than traditional methods has the same pregnancy success rate as the more invasive and costly intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure."

    Source: Science Network
    Photo: iStockphoto

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