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Mother-Baby Separation for COVID-19 Not Evidence-Based

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“There’s just no good evidence that we should be separating these moms and babies,” Eglash added. Kehl agrees. “When you consider the effects on maternal–infant bonding and how important evidence-based practices, like performing skin-to-skin and early breastfeeding initiation [are], in most cases those benefits outweigh the risk of infection,” …

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Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be susceptible to pregnancy complications, an obstetrician-gynecologist says. Pregnant women have physiologic changes in their chests that may make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, according to Justin Brandt. He’s assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology …

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Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies

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MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who drink before they conceive or during the first three months of pregnancy might be at increased risk of having a premature or small baby, new research finds. The study included more than 1,200 pregnant women in the United Kingdom who provided …

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More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

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WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Higher folic acid levels during pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure in children if their mothers have heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests. “Our study adds further evidence on the early life origins of high blood pressure,” said …

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‘Eating for Two’ During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

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FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight or obese pregnant women who believe they are “eating for two” are more likely to gain too much weight, a new study shows. Researchers cautioned that gaining too much weight during pregnancy could lead to long-term weight problems, as well as premature …

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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids

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Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at information on …

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Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby’s Eczema Risk

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SATURDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) — A mother’s exposure to tobacco smoke during the last three months of pregnancy may increase the risk that her child will develop the allergic skin condition eczema during infancy, a new study suggests. The study authors pointed out that it is already known that …

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Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy

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By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — Anxiety is far more common in the days after childbirth than depression, with nearly one in five new mothers reporting acute mental stress surrounding delivery and the transition to a larger family, a new study suggests. Researchers also found that …

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Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses

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THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study challenges the long-held belief that multiple sclerosis (MS) can flare up right after pregnancy in women with the relapsing-remitting form of the disease. In that type of MS, symptoms arise, then go into periods of remission. “These results are exciting, …

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Pregnancy Boosts Size of Women’s Feet, Study Finds

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MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — A new study may help confirm what some women have long suspected — that pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of their feet. Among pregnant women, flat feet are a common problem. The arch of the foot flattens out, possibly because of the …

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