While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #41

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
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    A new study has revealed that taking antioxidants with the hope of increasing your chances of getting pregnant does not actually help women conceive.  

    Source: US News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Mother’s Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child’s Health Risks 3 of 10
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    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."

    Source: US News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Substance Abuse Treatment During Pregnancy Up 4 of 10
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    Within the United States, there has been an increased number of women entering treatment programs for substance abuse while pregnant. However, the number of women seeking help for alcohol use is down.

    Source: Doctors Lounge 
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women 5 of 10
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    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."

    Source: US News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • One in Three Women Uses ‘Withdrawal’ as Contraception 6 of 10
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    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.

    Source: Doctors Lounge
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Range of Due Dates Better for Expectant Moms 7 of 10
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    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.

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Cultural ‘Myths’ Could Shape Pregnant Women’s Expectations 8 of 10
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    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."

    Source: US News Health
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Urban Women Have Higher Chance of Postpartum Depression 9 of 10
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    New research from the Women's College Research Institute shows that women who live in large urban areas are more likely to develop postpartum depression than women who live elsewhere. 

    Source: examiner.com
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Preterm Birth Tied to Smaller Right Ventricle 10 of 10
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    According to new research, preterm babies were more likely than term babies to have a smaller right ventricle, which is associated with health issues later in life, namely cardiac disease.

    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: iStockphoto

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