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Exercise during pregnancy may help obese women avoid dangerous complications

(This version of the Feb 13th story corrects the meeting location in paragraph 3.) By Rob Goodier (Reuters Health) – Exercise may be an efficient way for obese pregnant women to lower their risk of diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure and other complications, research suggests. “The study suggests that a prenatal exercise-based intervention leads to […]

Exercise during pregnancy may help obese women avoid dangerous complications

By Rob Goodier (Reuters Health) – Exercise may be an efficient way for obese pregnant women to lower their risk of diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure and other complications, research suggests. “The study suggests that a prenatal exercise-based intervention leads to both decreased costs and improved outcomes in obese women,” said Leah Savitsky, a medical […]

New study looks at very long-term effects of pregnancy weight gain on offspring

Weight gain in pregnancy does not increase the risk of premature death in progeny later in life, that's according to new UK research published in the journal Heart. Carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Aberdeen in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, it is the first study to look at […]

Successful pregnancy possible even with heart defects

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Women who are born with high-risk heart defects can have successful pregnancies if they get the right medical support, according to new U.S. guidelines. The guidelines are the first from the American Heart Association to offer a road map to women with congenital heart defects who have long been […]

Natural progesterone could benefit women with recurrent pregnancy loss

Natural progesterone could help women who have suffered two or more unexplained miscarriages to have a successful pregnancy, according to a study published in the journal Fertility & Sterility. Around 25% of pregnant women suffer a miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy. For some women, unexplained miscarriages occur repeatedly with each of their pregnancies. […]

Study links antacids in pregnancy to asthma in kids

Children of women who take heartburn medicine during pregnancy are a third more likely to develop asthma, according to a study published Monday. "This association does not prove that the medicines caused asthma in these children," said Aziz Sheikh, co-director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research at the University of Edinburgh and co-author […]

Study links antacids in pregnancy to asthma in kids

Children of women who take heartburn medicine during pregnancy are a third more likely to develop asthma, according to a study published Monday. "This association does not prove that the medicines caused asthma in these children," said Aziz Sheikh, co-director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research at the University of Edinburgh and co-author […]

Fish oil during pregnancy reduces baby’s asthma risk: study

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) – A Danish study of 695 pregnant women is raising the possibility that fish oil supplements begun in the final three months of pregnancy may reduce the risk of asthma or persistent wheezing in offspring. The supplements brought the risk from 23.7 percent among mothers in the placebo group who […]

Pregnancy linked to changes in mothers’ brains

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Pregnancy may trigger changes in the structure and size of regions in a woman’s brain that are involved in responding to social and emotional cues, a recent study suggests. Mothers who had the most pronounced alterations in their brains also scored higher on tests of emotional attachment to their […]

Many Brazilian women avoiding pregnancy due to Zika fears: study

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Brazil should urgently review its reproductive health policies, scientists said on Friday, to support the more than 50 percent of potential mothers who say they want to avoid pregnancy due to fears about the Zika virus. Publishing study results suggesting many women are afraid of Zika, which can cause […]

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