prenatal

New Study Says Preeclampsia May Be Caused by the Fetus, Not the Placenta

New Study Says Preeclampsia May Be Caused by the Fetus, Not the Placenta

If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’ve likely heard of preeclampsia, a harmful and sometimes deadly condition affecting pregnant women. In the past, it’s been thought that

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Mothers Who Live in Greener Neighborhoods are More Likely to Have Better Birth Outcomes

Mothers Who Live in Greener Neighborhoods are More Likely to Have Better Birth Outcomes

New research out of Oregon State University (OSU) shows that moms who live in greener neighborhoods may have better birth outcomes. The OSU researchers, who also worked on this study with researchers at

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New Solar-Powered Mobile Technology Helps Prevent Prenatal Deaths in India

New Solar-Powered Mobile Technology Helps Prevent Prenatal Deaths in India

According to Quartz, millions of Indians have limited to zero access to hospitals or clinical laboratories. Clearly this poses a huge problem for the population, but women especially, and more

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Study Finds Babies Born to Healthy Mothers are Extremely Similar in Size Worldwide

Study Finds Babies Born to Healthy Mothers are Extremely Similar in Size Worldwide

In the past, researchers have suggested that ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are the two factors most largely responsible for the vast differences in the size of babies born in different

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America is the Only Developed Nation in the World with NO Paid Family Leave Laws

America is the Only Developed Nation in the World with NO Paid Family Leave Laws

In news that won’t shock any parent in the United States, but may surprise new parents-to-be, the U.S. lags woefully behind EVERYONE else in the developed world when it comes to paid family leave.

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Giving Birth After Age 33 May Increase a Mother’s Life Expectancy

Giving Birth After Age 33 May Increase a Mother’s Life Expectancy

While most information out there about older mamas is less than flattering, there’s new positive research on the baby-making scene that says giving birth after the age of 33 may be a boon to your

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Swedish Doctors Pioneer Womb Transplants as a New Fertility Option

Swedish Doctors Pioneer Womb Transplants as a New Fertility Option

Over a year ago, Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom and his team carried out nine future-forward womb transplants, most of them mother to daughter transplants. A year later, Brannstrom and his team are still

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New Technology Allows Parents-to-Be to See What Their Baby Might Look Like Before Conception

New Technology Allows Parents-to-Be to See What Their Baby Might Look Like Before Conception

A new service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNA will soon be giving parents-to-be a sneak peek at their unborn baby, before he/she is even conceived. Offered by

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ACOG Urges Doctors to Allow Longer Labor & Pushing Stages to Help Reduce C-Section Rates

ACOG Urges Doctors to Allow Longer Labor & Pushing Stages to Help Reduce C-Section Rates

Photo by Shutterstock A new document developed jointly by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, aims to help lower cesarean delivery

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Pregnant? You Can Now 3D Print Your Fetus

Pregnant? You Can Now 3D Print Your Fetus

Not content to wait nine months to hold your baby-to-be? 3D Babies lets parents purchase an exact replica of their fetus in three different sizes. Each comes in your choice of skin color, and arrives at

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Nitrous Oxide is Regaining Popularity in the U.S. as a Pain Relief Option During Labor

Nitrous Oxide is Regaining Popularity in the U.S. as a Pain Relief Option During Labor

Photo by Shutterstock Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, is regaining popularity as a pain relief option for mamas in labor. First introduced in 1881 as a labor relief option, inhaled

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New Study Suggests, You Are What Your Father Eats

New Study Suggests, You Are What Your Father Eats

Photo by Shutterstock A pregnant woman’s prenatal diet has always been under the proverbial microscope in terms of developing a healthy baby. But a new McGill University study has discovered that

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Preterm Birth Rate Drops Significantly in The United States

Preterm Birth Rate Drops Significantly in The United States

Photo by Shutterstock We’re half-way through National Prematurity Awareness Month, an event that happens each November, so the news that preterm birth rates have dropped is fitting (and excellent)

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New Test May Predict Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnant Women

New Test May Predict Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnant Women

Photo by Shutterstock Preeclampsia, even in today’s medically savvy world can be a killer. It’s estimated that preeclampsia, along with other related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy impact

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City Dwelling Moms May be at Higher Risk for Suffering from Postpartum Depression

City Dwelling Moms May be at Higher Risk for Suffering from Postpartum Depression

Image courtesy of Shutterstock There are many theories regarding why some women suffer from postpartum depression and some don’t, but as of yet, no conclusive evidence that one single factor puts

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People Angry Over OK! Magazine’s Headline Regarding Kate Middleton’s Post-baby Weight Loss Regime

People Angry Over OK! Magazine’s Headline Regarding Kate Middleton’s Post-baby Weight Loss Regime

One day after Kate, William and new baby George stepped out of the hospital, weekly magazine OK! posted the magazine cover you see above. As you can see, OK! mentions Kate’s post-baby weight in

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I Ate My Placenta And It Was Great!

I Ate My Placenta And It Was Great!

The first time I gave birth, my midwife thoughtfully held up my placenta and asked me: “Jill, do you want me to pack this up for you so that you can take it home?” I looked at her like she had

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Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Could Double Baby’s Risk for Heart Defects

Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Could Double Baby’s Risk for Heart Defects

Image courtesy of Shutterstock The debate about whether or not it’s safe for women to take antidepressants during pregnancy has been ongoing for years — and new research now presents a major

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