H Influenzae seemed to target pregnant women and brings high risk of miscarriage (dailyRx News) Pregnant women are prone to morning sickness, fluid retention and even thinning hair. But new research suggests they are also more prone to developing a certain infection that can cause problems for their unborn child. British researchers found that pregnant…

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Folic acid supplements to prevent spina bifida taken by one in three pregnant women (dailyRx News) Is it ever too early to start thinking about the health of a child? A new study suggests that more women should be thinking ahead and taking folic acid supplements before they become pregnant. This new study showed that…

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Congenital birth defects less common in babies of older¬†pregnant women (dailyRx News) Many women are now choosing to give birth later in life. However, older age has often been associated with abnormal fetal development. After excluding chromosomal abnormalities, a recent study found that women ages 35 years and older had a decreased risk of having…

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Low levels of vitamin D shown to be significant factor in developing severe preeclamsia Vitamin D, known mostly for its effect on bone health, is also an important factor in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Preeclampsia leads to about 18 percent of all maternal deaths in the United States. However, in a recent study, mothers with…

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NSAIDs during pregnancy do not appear to increase miscarriage risk (dailyRx News) When a pregnant woman experiences pain, fever or inflammation, it’s important for her to know what medications she can safely take. A recent study found that most NSAID medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, do not appear to increase the risk of miscarriage.…

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SSRI antidepressants in late pregnancy increased risk of newborn pulmonary hypertension (dailyRx News) Some newborns have breathing problems after birth, and according to a recent study, antidepressants taken during pregnancy may have a small role in these breathing problems. Recognizing and treating depression in pregnant women is important. Since several individual scientific reports have provided…

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Epilepsy medications during pregnancy affected children differently depending on type (dailyRx News) Women with epilepsy usually need to take medications to treat the condition even while they are pregnant. But how do those medications affect their developing babies?¬†A recent study found that one epilepsy medication appeared to affect children’s development less than another when the…

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Pregnant women getting flu vaccine had babies with better outcomes (dailyRx News) Receiving quality prenatal care means ensuring that you protect both yourself and your unborn child from disease. One recommendation for this is getting the flu vaccine. A recent study found that pregnant women who received the flu vaccine had babies with better outcomes…

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