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While You Were Puking: Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update #8

Pregnancy Medical News Weekly Update

Have you heard about the new test that determines if a woman is going to deliver prematurely? What about the affect of gestational diabetes on your future health? Ever worry that what you ate before you got pregnant could affect your baby now? Well, this week’s round-up covers those topics and much, much more.

After the jump, check out the latest pregnancy medical news!

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  • New Test to Predict Premature Birth 1 of 7
    New Test to Predict Premature Birth
    Scientists have created a new test that could delay delivery for women who are at risk of preterm delivery because of early contractions. The test can indicate whether the woman will give birth within seven days or not.
    Source: EurekAlert
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Woman’s Diet Before Pregnancy Might Change Children’s Genes 2 of 7
    Woman's Diet Before Pregnancy Might Change Children's Genes
    A new study suggests that a woman's diet before pregnancy is linked to conditions that later develop in future children, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and immune disorders.
    Source: MedicalXpress
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Second-hand Smoke Harms Neurodevelopment of Baby 3 of 7
    Second-hand Smoke Harms Neurodevelopment of Baby
    Pregnant women whose unborn babies were exposed to second-hand smoke have weaker sensory, motor, physiological, and attention reactions.
    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Thin Placenta Linked to Sudden Death Later 4 of 7
    Thin Placenta Linked to Sudden Death Later
    A new study out of Finland has found that sudden cardiac arrest later in life might be linked to the thinness of the placenta at birth.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Obese Women with Sleep Apnea Have Poorer Neonatal Outcomes 5 of 7
    Obese Women with Sleep Apnea Have Poorer Neonatal Outcomes
    Obese women with sleep apnea are more likely to have complications that place them in the neonatal intensive care unit than obese women who don't suffer from the condition. Sleep apnea is when breathing pauses during the sleep cycle. It is also associated with higher rates of pre-eclampsia is overweight women.
    Source: Science Codex
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • Eating Well During Pregnancy Reduces Baby’s Risk of Obesity Regardless of Mother’s Size 6 of 7
    Eating Well During Pregnancy Reduces Baby's Risk of Obesity Regardless of Mother's Size
    Pregnant women who are overweight won't necessarily have overweight children if they eat well during their pregnancies, that is. Regardless of mother's size, moderating fat intake is enough to benefit the unborn baby.
    Source: EurekAlert
    Photo: iStockphoto
  • High-veggie, High-fish Diet Lessens Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women with Gestational Diabetes 7 of 7
    High-veggie, High-fish Diet Lessens Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women with Gestational Diabetes
    Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later. But a new study has found that eating healthily can greatly reduce that risk. Diets that include good amounts of vegetables and fish, and lower amounts of dark meats, processed meats, and red meats were more likely to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
    Source: EmaxHealth
    Photo: iStockphoto

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