Babies of pregnant women exposed to pollutants may have lower IQs

The 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 […]

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

This 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 […]

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Paternal smoking can increase risk of congenital heart defects in kids

For 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 […]

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Migraine increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

This 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 […]

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

In 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 […]

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Seafood offers vital nutrient for expectant moms and babies

These 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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Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

The immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

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Shocking! 8,000 women died during delivery in the last three years in India

272 pregnant woman have lost their lives in Maharashtra, while Mumbai has reported 42 deaths. The information has been published in the Union governments Health Management Information System (HMIS). According to the survey, 79 pregnant women reportedly lost their lives due to excessive bleeding during delivery in 2016-17, out of which 5 were from Mumbai […]

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Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know

  Healthy eating during pregnancy is vital for the foetus’ growth and development, as well as essential to preventing nausea and vomiting for the mother-to-be. Eating 100 grams of proteins per day, supplementing with vitamins and minerals and eating 300 extra calories during the second and third trimester is highly recommended by websites doling out […]

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Pregnant women face greater risk of having haemorrhagic stroke

A study led by senior author Farhaan Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH, found that pregnant women and those who recently gave birth were three to 10 times more likely to suffer intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), which occurs when a blood vessel inside the brain bursts and spills blood into or around the brain. Vahidy is an associate […]

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