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Pollution Environmental Birth Defects

Environmental Birth Defects: Pollutants Increase Risks

In a joint research project between the University of Texas at Austin and the Peking University in China, researchers have shown that pollution and pesticides are accountable to a 450 percent increased risk of anencephaly  Read Full Article...

Medical Problems Associated With Low Birthweight Babies

Low Birthweights Found in 1 of 12 Babies About 1 out of every 12 babies born in the United States are born with what is considered to be a low birthweight. A low birthweight is  Read Full Article...

High Blood Pressure Medications and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Medications do not Mix well The best philosophy regarding medications while pregnant is to not take any at all. For some women, however, taking certain medications while pregnant is an important part of  Read Full Article...

Good Oral Care Can Prevent Gum Disease and Premature Labor

Pregnancy and Oral Care Women who have just found out they are pregnant usually start seeing their doctor early on. They may also begin to take vitamins and will start eating healthier. However, if a  Read Full Article...

5 Tips to Increase IVF Success

IVF Success Depends on Age Most couples who are planning to undergo IVF, also known as in vitro fertilization, will want to do anything possible to increase their odds of success. The rates for IVF  Read Full Article...

Fetal Heart Rate Observation and Baby’s Health

Fetal Heart Patterns Examining heart rate patterns of fetuses before birth may not guide doctors to make birth decisions as it was previously thought to do, according to a recent study. In the past, doctors  Read Full Article...

The Essential Baby Checklist

Taking Care of Baby Taking care of a baby can be tough, but luckily, there are hundreds of products on the market designed to make it just a little bit easier. From diapers to bottles  Read Full Article...

Is It a Boy or a Girl? Three Old Wives’ Tales That May Reveal the Truth

Too early for a sonogram to tell you the sex of your unborn child? Trying to hold out and keep that envelope sealed until your due date? Even if you're committed to keeping your child's  Read Full Article...

Prenatal Workout Tips

Maximizing a Prenatal Workout: Types and Benefits of Each

Regular workouts during pregnancy help keep you in shape and lessen your pregnancy aches and pains. There are many different types of prenatal workouts; each has its own advantages. Some of these workouts you can  Read Full Article...