Risk of pregnancy complications increased with chronic high blood pressure (dailyRx News) High blood pressure during pregnancy puts pressure on both the baby and the mom. At the moment, there has yet to be a consistent strategy for prenatal care in women with high blood pressure. A recent review found that pregnant women with chronic high blood…

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Overweight and obesity in mothers linked to increased fetal and infant deaths (dailyRx News) Being overweight has a wide range of health implications. One new study looked at how a pregnant women’s weight may affect the child they carry. The researchers found a significant link between a mother’s pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), a measure…

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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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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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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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Acetaminophen overuse during pregnancy could influence child’s development (dailyRx News) Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is the most popular over-the-counter medication in America. At least one recent study has suggested that pregnant mothers may want to consider an alternative. Researchers in Norway found that taking Tylenol more than 28 times during pregnancy may lead…

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