Working out in pregnancy? Two things to note
I have heard it said that pregnancy, labour and delivery are athletic events. You should train for them. I couldn’t agree more. Prenatal workouts, in low-risk pregnancies, are not only advisable, but are also highly beneficial for both mother and baby. Matter of fact, it is now considered backward thinking that a woman enjoying an…
Vaginal bacteria may influence stress levels of offspring
Exposing newborn mice to vaginal microbes from stressed female mice may transfer the effects of stress to the newborns, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Exercising post pregnancy
One problem that a lot of mothers have after having a baby is struggling to lose the weight they put on during pregnancy. While a lucky few are genetically blessed (you know the ones, they look like they never even had a baby), for most, it’s a battle that is lost the moment they get pregnant.
Blood test predicts pregnant women’s risk of premature birth
A new blood test that predicts if a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely has been developed. It is up to 80 percent accurate and can also be used to estimate the mother’s due date as reliably as an ultrasound, but costs much less, says the research team at Stanford University in California, United States…
Healthy weight gain during pregnancy
Some may call it pressure, but we could also see it a welcome consciousness. The average pregnant woman is concerned about her weight gain and starts making her ‘bounce-back’ plans even right from the first trimester.
Trying to conceive? Eat more fish!
Eating a diet rich in seafood may help couples get pregnant faster, a new study suggests. Couples who ate a lot of seafood tended to have sex more often and conceive faster than other couples, researchers from Harvard University found. Prior studies have linked the consumption of fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as…
Swollen extremities in pregnancy and simple lifestyle changes that may help
Two red lines? A big fat positive. The tears of joy. Pregnancy. Such a beautiful time in a woman’s life. Without taking away from the miracle pregnancy is and the joy it brings, you would agree that there are a few discomfiting conditions the pregnant body has to navigate. A common symptom most pregnant women…
Hypertension before pregnancy increases chance of miscarriage
Elevated blood pressure before conception may increase the chances for pregnancy loss, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Cardi B Finally Shows Off Baby Bump
A day after releasing one of the most eagerly awaited rap debut albums in recent years, rapper Cardi B made another splash -- revealing she is pregnant. The fast-rising 25-year-old star showed off an unambiguous baby bump as she appeared on weekly comedy show "Saturday Night Live," becoming a top trending item on social media.…
WHO revises childbirth guidelines to curb surge in caesarean delivery
The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary.
Diet improves pregnancy chances in women receiving IVF by 68%
New research has found that women who follow a “Mediterranean” diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers asked women about their diet before they underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and found…
Khloe Confirms That Her Pregnancy Will Be On "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"
Fans of the reality TV Show Keeping Up With The Kardashians can rejoice as the mom-to-be has confirmed via a tweet that her pregnancy will be featured on the show. She confirmed this after a fan asked her about it, her response was: "Yes! It all happened during production so yes! Super cool to have…