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!
New Test to Predict Premature Birth 1 of 7
Woman’s Diet Before Pregnancy Might Change Children’s Genes 2 of 7
Second-hand Smoke Harms Neurodevelopment of Baby 3 of 7
Thin Placenta Linked to Sudden Death Later 4 of 7
Obese Women with Sleep Apnea Have Poorer Neonatal Outcomes 5 of 7Obese 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
Eating Well During Pregnancy Reduces Baby’s Risk of Obesity Regardless of Mother’s Size 6 of 7
High-veggie, High-fish Diet Lessens Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women with Gestational Diabetes 7 of 7Women 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.
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