Pregnancy

What to do when the baby is born before you get to hospital

What to do when the baby is born before you get to hospital

Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis. Dramatic videos do the rounds on...
Grief during pregnancy can affect baby

Grief during pregnancy can affect baby’s mental health

Grief during pregnancy may affect the mental health of the baby as he or she grows into adulthood, new research shows. “We find that prenatal...
Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune...

Busting ‘big baby’ myths: an OB-GYN eases fears with facts

Giving birth is never easy. And hearing from a doctor that your little nugget isn’t so little may cause expectant mothers added anxiety. Big babies...
How many C-sections can a woman have?

How many C-sections can a woman have?

The most common major operating room procedure performed is a cesarean birth, or C-section for short. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Pregnant and want advice on healthy weight gain? Google isn’t your best bet

If you’re trying to make sure your weight gain is healthy while pregnant, your favorite online pregnancy website may not be your best source. University...
6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

You know that folic acid is essential for having a healthy baby -  taking recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily before and...
Breastfeeding may have long

Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms

Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular...
Lifestyle and age, rather than pregnancy, cause mom’s weight gain

Lifestyle and age, rather than pregnancy, cause mom’s weight gain

Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and...

Air pollution tied to higher risk of abnormal fetal growth

In a new study, Chinese mothers with exposure to a high level of certain kinds of air pollution during pregnancy had a higher risk...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...