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National Health News The Big Question: Do Pregnant Women Need the Flu Shot?

The Big Question: Do Pregnant Women Need the Flu Shot?

45 a.m. in early November, I walk into the exam room to see my patient, Maria Smith (not her real name). She’s 32 years old, with a history of high blood pressure and thyroid problems, and she’s also 22 weeks pregnant. Ten minutes into her appointment, we’ve reviewed her medications and her weight; we’ve […]

12/1/15 at 4:25 pm     1265      ,     U.S. News and World Report
National Health News No Alcohol during Pregnancy — Ever — Plead U.S. Pediatricians

No Alcohol during Pregnancy — Ever — Plead U.S. Pediatricians

effort to once and for all put a rest to any debate about drinking during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a clear message: Don’t do it. Ever. At all. Not even a tiny bit. “No amount of alcohol should be considered safe to drink during any trimester of pregnancy,” […]

10/21/15 at 3:14 pm     1231      ,     CNN
National Health News Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks

small U.S. study, nearly half of all pregnant women surveyed did not think electronic cigarettes contain nicotine or know that the devices can be addictive. Almost half of the group of 316 pregnant women also believed e-cigarettes were less harmful to their fetuses than traditional cigarettes, when in fact the safety of using […]

6/12/15 at 10:01 am     1232      , , , ,     Reuters
National Health News Lifelong Health begins before Birth

Lifelong Health begins before Birth

217;ve long known that a pregnant mother’s alcohol and tobacco use can harm a developing fetus, but we’re now learning much more about how a baby’s first nine months before birth can affect its health into adulthood. The environment of the womb, which is determined by a mother’s health, lifestyle and surroundings, can alter the […]

4/14/15 at 11:14 am     1205      , , ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Ultrasounds Reveal Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy

Ultrasounds Reveal Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy

someone who’s smoking while pregnant? They need to see this. Dr Nadja Reissland, of Durham University, said the ultrasound scans show unborn babies of mothers who smoke may have delayed development of their central nervous systems. Scans reveal fetuses carried by smokers touch their faces more than those carried by non-smokers – a sign […]

4/6/15 at 12:40 pm     1094      , ,