More College-Educated Women Are Having Children Outside of Marriage TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage. While that childhood rhyme used to be true, college-educated women in the United States are now more likely than ever to have a first baby outside […]
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Mom’s Exercise in Pregnancy May Help Baby’s Lungs WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Exercising during pregnancy can benefit babies’ lungs, Scandinavian researchers report. “This study offers a fascinating hint that increased physical activity of mothers is associated with better lung function in their babies and, therefore, possibly their health in later life,” said […]
Mom-to-Be’s ‘Leaky’ Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Leaky heart valves can put pregnant women at serious risk, according to a large study that runs counter to established practice. The condition used to be considered relatively harmless during pregnancy. But this analysis by Johns Hopkins University […]
COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Means Healthier Births, Babies: Studies THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Since COVID-19 and three vaccines to help prevent it arrived in the United States, questions have swirled about their impact on pregnant women, new moms and infants. How would the virus affect them and their health risks? Should women […]
COVID Vaccine Safe, Recommended for Pregnant Women, CDC Says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women should not hesitate to get coronavirus vaccines, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance issued Wednesday. The latest recommendation comes after new data collected by the agency showed no raised risk for […]
Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Eye Issues in Kids WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for severe forms of common eye problems such as far- and near-sightedness and astigmatism, a long-term study suggests. Collectively, they’re known as refractive errors, conditions in which the […]