Tag: pregnancy

I desperately needed a blood transfusion while delivering my daughter. As blood blanks face coronavirus-driven shortages, donating has never been more crucial.

I recently learned firsthand the importance of donating blood when I had to have an emergency transfusion after the birth of my daughter. The United States is suddenly facing a severe blood shortage amid the cancellation of tens of thousands of blood drives due to the coronavirus. Healthy, eligible Americans can still give blood at

Are women using e-cigarettes during preconception and/or pregnancy?

A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. White non-Hispanic women were more likely to use e-cigarettes compared to women who used conventional cigarettes or reported no tobacco product use, according to an article published in Journal of Women’s Health. The study entitled “Electronic Cigarette Use During

Jenna Dewan's Second Pregnancy Baby Bump Album

Bumping along! Jenna Dewan announced in September that she is pregnant with her and boyfriend Steve Kazee’s first child together. “Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me,” the former World of Dance host wrote on Instagram at the time. “@stevekazee  you are a gift

Using paracetamol during pregnancy may double risk of ADHD and autism

Study links taking Tylenol in pregnancy to two-fold higher risks of having children with ADHD and autism – but experts say the household painkiller is an unlikely cause Researchers analyzed umbilical cord blood samples of acetaminophen, known by the brand name of Tylenol They then examined diagnoses of ADHD, autism or developmental disabilities Twice as many children

Pregnancy complications tied to higher risk of later hypertension

(HealthDay)—Several first-time pregnancy complications are associated with development of hypertension (HTN) two to seven years later, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. David M. Haas, M.D., from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and colleagues used follow-up data from 4,484 women

Not just moms, dads too must avoid alcohol before conception, says study

Congenital heart diseases are the most common birth defects, with approximately 1.35 million babies affected every year. The general perception that only expecting mothers or women planning pregnancy should quit alcohol to avoid health complications, has been busted. A recent study published in the journal ‘European Journal of Preventive Cardiology’, shed light on drinking patterns

Childhood behavior linked to taking paracetamol in pregnancy

The research published today in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behaviour of the offspring between the ages of 6 month and 11 years, with memory and IQ tested up until the age of 17. Paracetamol is commonly used to relieve pain during pregnancy

What acne do against Pregnancy?

Silky hair, soft skin and a fat belly, a pregnancy is supposed to make women beautiful and more attractive: The female hormone Estrogen that the body produces during this time, increasingly slows down the hair loss, the skin stores water, lines and wrinkles disappear on your face. At the same time, the skin is better