I know I usually bring you this series on Fridays and it’s not Friday, but I’m breaking all sorts of my Type-A personality “rules” lately! And, I’ll tell ya, it feels great. You ought to try it.
There’s lots of good pregnancy medical news out there this week, including how an expectant mother’s asthma affects her kids later on in life, the latest guidelines on dental health during pregnancy, and how where you live affects your chances of postpartum depression. But it doesn’t end there, so be sure to check it out!
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Antioxidant Supplements Don’t Help Women Get Pregnant 2 of 10
A new study has revealed that taking antioxidants with the hope of increasing your chances of getting pregnant does not actually help women conceive.
Mother’s Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child’s Health Risks 3 of 10
It's been discovered that a mother's asthma during pregnancy is linked to a wide range of health issues in her kids. These diseases include "infection and parasitic illness, nervous and respiratory system complications, and diseases of the ear and skin."
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women has stated that dental cleanings and X-rays are safe for pregnant women. Specifically, they are saying that "Pregnancy is not a reason to delay root canals or filling cavities if they are needed because putting off treatment may lead to further complications."
One in Three Women Uses ‘Withdrawal’ as Contraception 6 of 10
A recently published study shows that the withdrawal method for contraception is common and has higher rates of unintended pregnancy and emergency contraception use, especially among women ages 15-24 years old.
Range of Due Dates Better for Expectant Moms 7 of 10
Researchers have discovered that pregnant women should be provided a range of due dates as opposed to a specific due date, as length of pregnancy from conception to birth varies by 37 days. More on that HERE.
Cultural ‘Myths’ Could Shape Pregnant Women’s Expectations 8 of 10
According to a new study, "Pregnant women's expectations about the changes they will face -- from morning sickness and shiny hair to peculiar food cravings -- are not only influenced by their doctors and nurses, but also by what they hear from their friends and find in the media."