Tag: Pregnancy

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Experts warn: Extreme Heat Threatens Pregnant Womem

As the United States faces increasingly harsh summers, experts are sounding the alarm about the impact of extreme heat on pregnant women. According to The Washington Post, rising temperatures are becoming a significant public health concern, especially for expectant mothers. A study published in JAMA Network Open has revealed alarming statistics: over 2 million preterm […]

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Increasing Birth Weight and Rising Cesarean Section Rates: A 50-Year Trend

Over the last half-century, a noticeable trend has emerged in neonatal health: the increasing average birth weight of infants born at term. This trend, reported in a comprehensive systematic literature review published in the *American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology*, indicates a significant rise in birth weights globally. According to the research, the mean birth […]

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Exploring Gender Selection Methods: Science, Ethics, and Data

Gender selection during conception has long fascinated scientists and the public alike. The ability to influence the gender of a future child raises ethical, social, and scientific questions. With advances in reproductive technology, several methods purportedly offer couples the chance to choose the sex of their offspring. However, the efficacy, safety, and ethical implications of […]

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The Impact of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy on Maternal and Neonatal Health

The use of marijuana during pregnancy has been a topic of increasing concern, with studies suggesting a potential link to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Recent research, as reported by NBC News and Healio, highlights the associations between cannabis exposure during pregnancy and heightened risks, particularly in terms of low birth weight, small for gestational […]

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Exercising Before Pregnancy: A Healthy Foundation for an Enjoyable Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is a life-altering journey that comes with a rollercoaster of physical and emotional changes. Preparing your body for this transformation is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your future child. Exercising before getting pregnant can provide you with a healthier, more enjoyable pregnancy, and help you navigate the […]

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Maternal TdaP Administration in the Third Trimester: Protecting Two Lives

Becoming a parent is a life-altering experience filled with joy, anticipation, and a growing list of responsibilities. Among these responsibilities is ensuring the health and well-being of your child, even before they enter the world. One crucial aspect of this is maternal vaccination, particularly the administration of the TdaP vaccine during the third trimester. This […]

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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination During Pregnancy Shows Strong Immune Responses for Mothers and Infants, Study Reveals

In recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to public health, with pregnant individuals being particularly vulnerable. However, a groundbreaking cohort study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy leads to robust immune responses in both mothers and infants without adverse effects. Furthermore, this article will also touch […]

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Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

Cannabis exposure in-utero is a growing concern, particularly in regions where cannabis use is legalized or decriminalized. The use of cannabis during pregnancy has been linked to a range of negative outcomes for the developing fetus, including impaired neurodevelopment, low birth weight, and behavioral problems. This article will explore the effects of cannabis exposure in-utero […]

Vaccination in Pregnancy Linked with Lower Risk of Positive Tests in Infants

We know pregnant women are at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19. As per our previous updates, we also know that vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of fetal anomalies, neonatal hospitalizations, or infant demise. Some studies also showed that vaccination during pregnancy helped protect babies from serious illness and risk of […]