Breastfeeding can cut diabetes risk by 47%, reveals study

Scientists believe that there are good biological reasons why breastfeeding may protect against diabetes. For example, it is known to boost hormones which control blood insulin levels and lower blood sugar. It can also help new mothers lose pregnancy weight

Breastfeeding can cut diabetes risk by 47%, reveals studyBreastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nearly in half for women during their childbearing years, the longest ever study has shown. Researchers in the US analysed data from women who enrolled in a heart health study more than 30 years ago, and whose lifestyles and health were […]

Morning sickness: Here’s how you can deal with vomiting during pregnancy

More than half of pregnant women have nausea and vomiting, especially during the first trimester. Despite its name, you can have morning sickness any time of day. It doesn't mean your baby is sick, and it doesn't hurt you or your baby

Morning sickness: Here’s how you can deal with vomiting during pregnancyMorning sickness is also known as nausea gravidarum, nausea/vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness. For many women, the symptoms of morning sickness are their first signs of pregnancy. It is something that almost every pregnant woman has to go through, at least for the first three months. “Up to 70% of expectant […]

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depression

The study by researchers at The Ohio State University was presented November 06 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depressionThe immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests. Areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation showed signs of inflammation in the study, which used an animal model of postpartum depression to examine the possible connection between the immune system, the brain […]

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birth

A 30-year-old woman named Garima Shrivastava from Pune has given birth to a baby girl weighing an astounding 5.05 kgs at Motherhood Hospital in Kharadi

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birthOne of the heaviest babies in Pune was born by via Caesarean section. It is a rare case for Indian baby’s weight more than normal. Such large babies are known as Macrosomic babies. A normal baby weight is around 3 kgs at birth. Generally, having large babies is a family trait It was a complicated […]

High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage risk

Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not diagnosed with hypertension. The study involved women who had already experienced at least one pregnancy loss and were trying to conceive again. If confirmed, the findings imply that lowering heart disease risk factors in young adulthood may also improve reproductive health

High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage riskWomen with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, an American study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,228 women with at least one previous pregnancy loss who were trying to conceive. Out of the 797 participants who became pregnant during […]

Pregnancy care during winters

Dr Bandita Sinha, a Gynaecologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, and Ms Niyati Likhite, a Dietician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share how an expecting mother can take care during this season

Pregnancy care during wintersHealthy nutrition is needed during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy. The need for certain nutrients such as energy, protein, iron, iodine, calcium, and foliate increases during this period. Have a balanced diet, including five food groups like cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products and fats that provide the body with essential […]

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

Consuming vitamin D during pregnancy tied to lower risk of underweight babies

Women who take vitamin D during pregnancy may be less likely to have underweight babies, according to a research review that also suggests these supplements may also be associated with a lower risk of foetal or infant mortality

Consuming vitamin D during pregnancy tied to lower risk of underweight babiesOverall, mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy were 28 per cent less likely to have underweight newborns or babies who died in the womb or during infancy, the study found. But prenatal vitamin D supplements only appeared to have these benefits when women took 2,000 International Units (IU) or less each day. This amount […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals study

Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia, a condition involving dangerously high blood pressure, have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don’t have this pregnancy complication, researchers say

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals studyA leading cause of preterm birth, preeclampsia is an inflammatory blood vessel disorder that occurs in 2 per cent to 10 per cent of pregnancies, usually after 20 weeks’ gestation. In addition to high blood pressure, the condition can cause abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and fluid retention. Based on records for […]