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Pregnant women who eat high-cholesterol diet raise risk for future heart problems in children

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Oct 22, 2022 … NAPLES, Italy — Moms-to-be whose diets are heavy in red meat, high-fat dairy products, and processed junk foods could set the unborn child on the path to a heart attack, according to research. High cholesterol in pregnancy raises the risk of cardiovascular disease in offspring by almost 40%. Consuming too many saturated and trans fats…

Homicide now a leading cause of death for pregnant women in the U.S.

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Oct 20, 2022 … LONDON — Homicide, especially involving an intimate partner and gun violence, is now a leading cause of death for pregnant women in the United States, a troubling new report finds. Researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health found that pregnant women are more likely to be murdered than die from pregnancy-related complications, including high blood pressure…

Women overweight when pregnant could impact fertility in sons, but not daughters

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Sep 29, 2022 … AARHUS, Denmark — Women who are overweight during pregnancy are more likely to birth sons with fertility issues, according to a study out of Denmark. The research showed no correlation between infertility in daughters and maternal weight, however. Infertility, described as the inability to conceive a child for over a year, has affected roughly 15% of couples…

What is croup? Pregnant women can prevent ‘barking’ cough in kids by taking vitamin D, fish oil supplements

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Sep 05, 2022 … COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Vitamin D and fish oil supplements could significantly help pregnant women keep their children from developing a common viral chest infection, a new study reveals. Dr. Nicklas Brustad from Copenhagen University Hospital reports that women taking high doses of these supplements during pregnancy lowered the future risk that their children would develop croup…

Ultrasound ‘sticker’ could let pregnant women watch their babies grow — on a smartphone

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Jul 28, 2022 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mothers-to-be could soon be watching their babies grow in the womb on a digital device! MIT engineers have developed a stamp-sized sticking plaster that can produce high-resolution images of the heart, lungs, and other organs. The technology would create a continuous ultrasound image for 48 hours. Along with pregnant women keeping an…

Women who schedule intercourse sessions are more likely to get pregnant

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Jul 05, 2022 … MILAN, Italy — Hopeful fathers-to-be, if your significant other pencils in a conception appointment, don’t miss it! A new study finds women who time their intercourse just right have better odds of conceiving a child. More specifically, researchers found that couples who find their “fertile window” using urine-testing monitors can increase their chances of having a…

Is coffee is safe to drink while pregnant? Genetic study finds no harmful effects

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Jun 14, 2022 … BRISBANE, Australia — Pregnant women with a taste for coffee can rejoice, a new genetic study finds the popular beverage is perfectly safe to drink while women are with child. Researchers from the University of Queensland found that consuming coffee in moderation does not increase the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth. “Current World Health…

‘Pickled’ unborn fetus found preserved inside pregnant Egyptian mummy

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Jan 24, 2022 … WARSAW, Poland — The scientists who discovered the first pregnant Egyptian mummy have now figured out how her unborn child was so well preserved after thousands of years. Researchers from the University of Warsaw say a strange process took place during the mother’s mummification that basically “pickled” the fetus — keeping its shape intact. The fetus’s…

Double dose: Pregnant, vaccinated women pass on COVID antibodies to breastfeeding babies

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Jan 22, 2022 … AMHERST, Mass. — It is already recommended that pregnant women get vaccinated for COVID-19. Now, new research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst reports vaccinated new moms transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants. These findings strongly suggest that those breastfed babies are supplied with passive immunity against the coronavirus. To reach these findings the research…

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face greater risk of premature births and infant death

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Jan 17, 2022 … EDINBURGH, Scotland — COVID-19 during pregnancy can lead to long-term birth complications, according to new study. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found an increased risk of premature birth, stillbirths, and newborn deaths in women infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) 28 days before their due date. Most women with COVID-19 related complications…

Single blood sample predicts preeclampsia in pregnant women faster than ever before

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Jan 08, 2022 … BOSTON — A new blood test can identify preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition in pregnant women faster than ever before. State-of-the-art RNA sequencing from a single blood sample can predict the ailment. Preeclampsia affects about one in 25 pregnant women in the U.S., including celebrity moms like Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey. The condition reduces…

Mother’s waistline BEFORE getting pregnant could determine if their child develops allergies

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Nov 16, 2021 … OTTAWA, Ontario — A mother’s weight before their pregnancy may be the determining factor as to whether her newborn develops allergies later on, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of Ottawa say babies born to overweight women — before their natural weight gain during pregnancy — face a higher risk of developing asthma.…

Pregnant women pass down protection from COVID-19 vaccines to their newborns

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Sep 23, 2021 … NEW YORK — COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be very safe for both pregnant women and their unborn children. Now, New York University researchers report pregnant women who receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) actually pass on high levels of protective antibodies to their newborns. The team examined 36 newborns during this study. All…

Taking antidepressants while pregnant is safe for the baby, study says

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Jun 24, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Women taking antidepressants usually hear from their doctors that they should keep taking their medications even if they become pregnant. Despite this, lingering doubts remain about whether these drugs are totally safe for both mother and child. Now, a new study contends pregnant women have no reason to worry about taking antidepressants.…

No level of smoke exposure is safe while pregnant, can cause genetic changes in the baby

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May 20, 2021 … RICHMOND, Va. — Even minimal exposure to second-hand smoke can potentially impact a pregnant woman’s unborn child, according to troubling new findings from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. Study authors report smoke can spark epigenetic changes, meaning there could be fluctuations in the regulation of gene expression within the baby. Making matters worse, close to a…

COVID-19 vaccines found safe for pregnant women, will not damage the placenta

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May 12, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — A new study finds no evidence whatsoever that COVID-19 vaccines can prove problematic for pregnancies. Researchers at Northwestern Medicine studied placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during their pregnancies; finding no negative side-effects for the babies. “The placenta is like the black box in an airplane. If something goes wrong…

For pregnant women, immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection a greater risk than the virus itself

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Apr 28, 2021 … NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are more likely to experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy than non-infected pregnant women. Although the reason for this increased risk is not yet well-understood, a recent study from Yale University suggests that the immune response, and not the virus itself, is…