Relation between physical violence and not having adequate check-ups during pregnancy

Women who fail to have adequate check-ups during pregnancy are more likely to be suffering physical violence at the hands of their partners. The study also found that pregnant women who fail to attend regular hospital check-ups during pregnancy are more likely to be suffering physical violence at the hands of their partners. The research, published by the European Journal […]

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Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

A new study from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health challenges assumptions that women with the highest preference against pregnancy use more effective contraceptive methods and that women who might welcome pregnancy do not use contraception. Overall, women with a stronger preference to avoid pregnancy were far more likely to use […]

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Is ivermectin safe during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give ivermectin to pregnant women? In order to answer this question, researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa,” conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that reported cases of accidental exposure to the drug among pregnant women. The conclusion of the analysis, published in The Lancet Global […]

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Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, finds a study from Denmark published by The BMJ today. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this […]

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What is gestational diabetes? A doctor explains

Among the commonly associated side-effects of untreated gestational diabetes is preeclampsia. This is a grievous condition if not treated on time and can lead to preterm labour and may cause miscarriages in certain cases. By Dr Mamta Pattnayak Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnancy, when due to placental hormones, the sugar levels in the body increase at around 24 to 28 […]

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Why Pregnant Maren Morris Was Surprised About Expecting a Boy – but 'So Happy with Either' Sex

Maren Morris was initially thinking pink for her first child — and for very good reasons. The 29-year-old country singer is expecting a little boy with husband Ryan Hurd in March, but she initially thought she would be welcoming a girl because of the energy she has given off lately with her music and the fact that she’s surrounded by […]

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Abbie Duggar Struggling With Hyperemesis Gravidarum During 1st Pregnancy

Abbie Duggar (née Burnett) is expecting her and John David Duggar’s first child, but has not had an easy pregnancy so far. “It hit her hard, and she was down for probably seven weeks with severe morning sickness,” the dad-to-be, 29, tells Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “She got diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, and she was hospitalized a […]

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Using consumer products during pregnancy can lower kids’ IQ, says study

The chemicals in the products include bisphenol A (BPA), found in plastic food and drink containers, pesticides, phthalates and other chemicals. Using consumer products during pregnancy can prove to be harmful for the unborn baby or so says a recent study. According to it, chemicals in consumer products used during pregnancy can lower the IQ level of kids by the […]

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Pregnant Jenna Dewan Clarifies Whether Photo of Pink Bow on Her Belly Means She's Having a Girl

Jenna Dewan is staying mum about the sex of her baby on the way! The actress, dancer and television personality, 38, stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday to chat with host Andy Cohen about her new book Gracefully You, and answered one fan who called in asking about whether a detail on a recent photo Dewan posted hinted at […]

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