Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

MENU

While You Were Puking: Weekly Update on Pregnancy Medical News

Weekly Pregnancy Medical News Update

One of my most favorite local publications is Chronogram, a great little magazine that covers “art, culture, and spirit” in the Hudson Valley in New York State. Included in the publication is a one-page section entitled, “While You Were Sleeping,” which covers some pretty important news that didn’t otherwise make the headlines that month. It was from there that the idea of doing a weekly wrap-up of important pregnancy medical news was spawned, and so I proudly present the first in the series of While You Were Puking: The weekly update of important pregnancy medical news that somehow got buried under the stories of the pregnancy announcement of Yahoo’s CEO, Malaysia’s pregnant Olympian, and the tragedy of the movie-theater shooting in Colorado.

After the jump, check out the latest pregnancy medical news and see what you may have missed this week!


  • Premature Birth Survival Rates Have Improved 1 of 6
    Premature Birth Survival Rates Have Improved
    Premature babies born in high-level NICUs have a better chance of survival than those born in hospitals without these facilities. Studies from the early 1990s showed a 30-50 percent increase in survival rate when there was access to a high-level NICU, but the most current research shows a 300 percent improvement in premature survival rates when born in a hospital with a high-level NICU.
    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Exposure in Womb to Diesel Exhaust Linked to Obesity 2 of 6
    Exposure in Womb to Diesel Exhaust Linked to Obesity
    The findings of a recent study suggest a link between diesel exhaust exposure in utero and obesity later in life in mice. Duke University's Jessica Bolton, Ph.D., says this data has "important implications for health disparities as a consequence of socioeconomic conditions, in which low income neighborhoods tend to be disproportionately exposed to high levels of pollution."
    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Some Birth Defects Associated to Dad’s Job 3 of 6
    Some Birth Defects Associated to Dad's Job
    Daddy's occupation appears to be behind some birth defects in infants. A recent study found an elevated risk of certain birth defects in infants whose fathers are hold on to your hats; the list is long! computer scientists, artists, mathematicians, physicists, photographers and photo processors, landscapers and grounds men, hairdressers and make-up artists, food service workers, office and admin support workers, sawmill operatives, individuals working with petrol and gas and those working in chemical industries, as well a crane and digger operators, drivers and printers. You can find out if your Baby Daddy's job is "safe" at the source link below.
    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Less Iron During Pregnancy Might be OK 4 of 6
    Less Iron During Pregnancy Might be OK
    Okay. okay. Not that iron... We're talking about iron supplements here. A recent review found that, during pregnancy, taking an iron supplement less than once a day may provide similar maternal and infant outcomes compared with taking a daily pill.
    Source: MedPage Today
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Reduces Baby’s Allergy Risk 5 of 6
    Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Reduces Baby's Allergy Risk
    The days of not eating nuts during your pregnancy are over, thanks to a new study that revealed that the children of mothers who ate peanuts and tree nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, and the like) while pregnant were less likely to develop allergies and asthma.
    Source: Health24
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Heavy Exposure to Alcohol In Utero Commonly Results in ‘Functional’ Neurological Abnormalities 6 of 6
    Heavy Exposure to Alcohol In Utero Commonly Results in 'Functional' Neurological Abnormalities
    Contrary to what we've long believed to be true, most children who are exposed to large amounts of alcohol while in the womb do not go on to develop fetal alcohol syndrome. Instead, the myriad of problems that arise fall under what is now called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Women who drink heavily during pregnancy are most likely to have a child with abnormalities, including those that impact impact learning, behavior, language, or mental function.
    Source: Medical News Today
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo

Main Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons

Read more of Aela’s writing at Two Moms Make A Right

And don’t miss a post!
Follow Aela’s Baby-blog Board on Pinterest

Follow Two Moms Make a Right on Twitter and Facebook

More of Aela on Babble!
Please Don’t: 8 Things Not to Say About IVF
10 Things I Hope to Never Forget to Say to My Kids
20 Great Sayings About Pregnancy and Birth

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest