Can pomegranate juice be helpful in protecting the infant brain?

In on-going investigations, clinical researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect

Can pomegranate juice be helpful in protecting the infant brain?When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are at heightened risk. Being able to intervene before birth to aid in protecting the newborn brain may prevent the often-devastating effects of brain injury. In a […]

Pregnant women with long commutes to work at high risk for adverse birth outcomes

In a study published in Economics & Human Biology researchers from Lehigh University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that pregnant women who commute long-distance to work have an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes, including having babies born at a low-birth weight

Pregnant women with long commutes to work at high risk for adverse birth outcomesThe study is the first to examine the impact of long-distance commuting during pregnancy on infant health. An analysis of data gleaned from 2014 and 2015 New Jersey birth records, revealed that for pregnant women who commute at least 50 miles to work, each ten miles of travel distance increased the probability of having a […]

As more women are planning late pregnancies, this is what you need to be aware of

Many women are planning pregnancy post 30. Doctors suggest that the correct age to get pregnant is between 21 to 25. But because of education and career, women are choosing late pregnancy. Many women are visiting a doctor to ask them how to take care of their health if they want to undergo late pregnancy

As more women are planning late pregnancies, this is what you need to be aware ofFor millennia now, women have been getting pregnant and giving birth to healthy babies. And yet, once the news gets out that there’s a bun in the oven, you’re treated like a flower. There is no stopping the maid or the grandmother next door from imparting some kind, but unsolicited advice about how you must […]

Pregnant women who eat more fibre may lower child’s celiac disease risk, finds study

Mothers who eat a high-fibre diet in pregnancy may lower the risk of celiac disease in their children, a new study suggests

Pregnant women who eat more fibre may lower child’s celiac disease risk, finds studyThe study researchers analysed information from more than 88,000 Norwegian children and their mothers, who gave birth between 1999 and 2009. The mothers were asked about their fibre and gluten intake in their 22nd week of pregnancy, and the children were followed for about 11 years for a diagnosis of celiac disease. The researchers found […]

Babies of pregnant women exposed to pollutants may have lower IQs

A new study found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of women exposed to lower levels

Babies of pregnant women exposed to pollutants may have lower IQsThe study, led by researchers at the University of Washington and UCSF as part of the ECHO PATHWAYS consortium, will be published in the September issue of Environmental Research and is currently available online. Researchers looked at 1,005 pregnant women participating in the Conditions Affecting Neurodevelopment and Learning study, set in Shelby County, Tennessee, and […]

Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areas

‘Maher Ghar (Natal Home)’ scheme is being assured support for the pregnant women in tribal and inaccessible hilly areas of the state

Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areasThis scheme is active in 90 primary health centres of 9 districts namely Palghar, Nandurbar, Nashik, Nanded, Yavatmal, Amravati, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. More than 3 thousand women are delivered safely in a year under ‘Maher Ghar.’ Institutional deliveries are increased and pregnant mother and child death ratio is decreased in the tribal area due […]

Paternal smoking can increase risk of congenital heart defects in kids

Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Paternal smoking can increase risk of congenital heart defects in kidsFor mothers-to-be, both smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke were detrimental. “Fathers-to-be should quit smoking,” said study author Dr Jiabi Qin, of Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China. “Fathers are a large source of second-hand smoke for pregnant women, which appears to be even more harmful to unborn children than women […]

Migraine increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

Despite the fact that many women who suffer migraines find that the number and severity of these severe headaches decrease during pregnancy, migraines are now being linked to elevated blood pressure, abortions, caesareans, preterm births and babies with low birth weight

Migraine increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirthThis is documented by an extensive register-based study recently published in the scientific journal Headache and carried out at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. “The study shows that pregnant women with migraine more often have complications in connection with their pregnancy and childbirth than women who don’t […]

Maha doc to conduct study on pregnant women to investigate the benefits of music therapy

Hearing develops from the age of 24 weeks, meaning that babies are accustomed to hearing their mother’s voice, and that of other family members while still inside the womb. They respond more readily to these voices than those of unknown adults, although even then they show a preference for live voices

Maha doc to conduct study on pregnant women to investigate the benefits of music therapyIn addition, researchers think that every baby is born hardwired, as it were, with what has been termed ‘communicative musicality.’ Put simply, babies respond positively to, and have an appreciation of, simple musical structures, melodies and simple vocal sounds. We are all familiar with ‘baby talk’ – the way we instinctively alter the tone of […]

Seafood offers vital nutrient for expectant moms and babies

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods including fatty fish and flaxseed, may be best known for their link to heart health, but they're also vital for pregnant women and their babies

Seafood offers vital nutrient for expectant moms and babiesThese important nutrients have been linked to a reduced risk for depression for mom and a better birth weight for baby along with improved development and brain function, and possibly asthma prevention. What’s unclear is exactly how much you need every day. For a study in Spain, researchers followed nearly 2,000 moms and their babies […]
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