Pregnancy News

July 8, 2014

New epilepsy medication safe for your unborn child?

Historically there seemed to have been no hope of having healthy, normal babies for women taking epilepsy medication, as these medications are believed to increase the […]
February 10, 2014

Nicotine replacements leading to offspring obesity?

Are you pregnant and trying to kick the habit of smoking to protect your baby? In your quest it is best not to use nicotine replacement […]
December 29, 2013

Reducing allergies: can I eat peanuts while pregnant?

In a recent study supported the hypothesis that exposure to allergens early on in a person’s life, makes it more likely that a person can develop […]
October 26, 2013

Household plastics causing infertility?

New research suggests that if you’re having trouble to conceive or have suffered a miscarriage, some common household products could be partly to blame. Bisphenol A, […]
July 30, 2013

Pregnant and sleep deprived? The implications

Sleep-deprivation while pregnant can have far-reaching effects on mothers’-to-be according to a new study. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Michele Okun says, “Our results […]
January 15, 2013

Pregnant? Keep your cellphone at bay

The effect of cellphone radiation has been disputed for some time now, with bodies such as the Environmental Health Trust pushing government to regulate and research […]
October 23, 2012

Eating Chips While Pregnant Can Cause Underweight Babies: Study

According to new research, consuming large amounts of chips, crisps and biscuits during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for newborns, such as a below average […]
October 22, 2012

Folic Acid Before Pregnancy Halves Childhood Tumour Risk: Study

Moms who take folic acid supplements in the period leading up to pregnancy can reduce the risk of their baby developing a brain tumour by half […]
October 18, 2012

Sleep, Or the Lack There Of, During Pregnancy: Study

Pregnancy is an extra ordinary occurrence in any women’s life. Not only does your body help to grow a human being, but your body also helps […]
October 10, 2012

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Advances Baby’s Language Development

Babies whose mothers took antidepressants, (such as Zoloft, Celexa and Prozac) during pregnancy, show signs of early language development. On the other hand, babies of depressed […]
October 4, 2012

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Can Lower Kids IQ

According to a new study, high blood pressure during pregnancy can have long-term effects on children’s thinking skills, with effects continuing into their old age. High […]
October 3, 2012

Vaginal Birth As Safe As C-section For Delivery of Early Preterm Babies

Vaginal delivery for early preterm foetuses who present head first, or vertex, have the same high rate of success —  with no difference in neonatal mortality […]
October 1, 2012

Progesterone Test New Predictor of Viable Pregnancy — Study

According to a new study, measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy, is a useful way to help distinguish between a […]
September 28, 2012

Women Born Prematurely Have Higher Pregnancy Problem Risks

 Women who were born prematurely have a greater risk of developing complications while pregnant, compared to women who were born at term. That’s according to a […]
September 27, 2012

Smoking during Pregnancy Linked to Obese Teens

Moms who smoke while pregnant could increase their child’s risk of becoming obese during adolescence. That’s according to a new study published in the Archives of […]