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Link found between pregnancy obesity and baby’s vitamin D levels

Link found between pregnancy obesity and baby’s vitamin D levels

Many pregnant women have taken up different endeavours to avoid the unwanted weight gain during the nine months; they have taken to exercise, pregnancy yoga, walking, swimming, name it. However, some are not of this view and go ahead to eat for two, having the leeway given by a pregnancy. Whichever category a woman finds […]

Put down that cigarette for your son’s health – Study says

Put down that cigarette for your son’s health – Study says

The risks of smoking while pregnant are well known and widely communicated. These are many and include: Lowering the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby. Increase in your baby’s heart rate. Increase in the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth. Increase in the risk that your baby is born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight. […]

Products to avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy

Are you an expectant mother or do you know someone who is. If yes this article is for you. Researchers have listed  products expectant mothers should avoid during the first trimester. Expectant mothers in their first trimester should avoid certain cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines, to protect the developing fetal brain from chemicals that can […]

Causes of spine defects in babies

  Causes of spine defects (read spine bifida) in babies: Society still treats spine bifida with a lot of stigma and many times it is linked to witchcraft. But the condition is a birth defect that involves incomplete closure of the spinal cord or its covering. ‘One or more of the bones that make up […]

Causes of spine defects in babies

  Causes of spine defects (read spine bifida) in babies: Society still treats spine bifida with a lot of stigma and many times it is linked to witchcraft. But the condition is a birth defect that involves incomplete closure of the spinal cord or its covering. ‘One or more of the bones that make up […]

Purposes of screening in reproductive health services

The World Health Organisation (WHO) regulations and guidelines provide that no woman or foetus or baby should die or be harmed by pregnancy or birth. The WHO urges world governments to work for reduction of mortality rates to half of the 2500 levels by the year 2015. But in this article our major factor is […]

How to prevent pre-term labour

As a precaution measures, doctors put women with multiple pregnancy to bed rest in order to prevent early dilation of the cervix. Women should also avoid strenuous activities during pregnancy, infections like yeast and bacterial vaginosis should be managed quickly to avoid pre-mature labour. Treating symptoms of a vaginal infection if necessary can help to […]

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