Tag Archives: pregnancy

Blood Type Might Raise Odds for Certain Health Conditions

By | April 30, 2021

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Certain blood types may increase a person’s risk of different health problems, a new study suggests. The research confirms some previous findings and reveals new links between blood types and diseases, according to the authors of the study published April 27 in the journal eLife. “There is… Read More »

Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

By | February 12, 2021

“I would advise pregnant women to take in as little caffeine as possible and switch to decaf altogether if they can,” Foxe said. But he urged women not to go cold turkey if they can help it, because caffeine withdrawal can cause a host of symptoms, including headaches, irritability, nausea and difficulty concentrating. “We don’t know… Read More »

MS Doesn’t Put Pregnant Women at Higher Risk

By | February 3, 2021

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that should reassure women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who want to have a baby, new research suggests the disease doesn’t raise the risk of pregnancy complications. “Women with multiple sclerosis may be understandably concerned about the risks of pregnancy,” said study author Dr. Melinda Magyari, from the… Read More »

Experts: Pregnant Women Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

By | December 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020 — Pregnant women or nursing moms who want the COVID-19 vaccine should get one, experts say. That’s true even though there’s a lack of safety data in these groups, according to guidance from the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Pregnant women who opt… Read More »

Experts: Pregnant Women Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

By | December 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020 — Pregnant women or nursing moms who want the COVID-19 vaccine should get one, experts say. That’s true even though there’s a lack of safety data in these groups, according to guidance from the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Pregnant women who opt… Read More »

Most Pregnant Women With COVID Are Asymptomatic

By | December 17, 2020

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus don’t have symptoms, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from a coronavirus screening program in the labor and delivery unit of Elmhurst Hospital in New York City during March and April. Of the 130 pregnant… Read More »

Black Women at Higher Heart Risk During Pregnancy

By | December 16, 2020

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Although heart problems are rare complications of pregnancy, Black women face a heightened risk — even if they have comfortable incomes and health insurance, a new study finds. It’s well established that the United States has a higher maternal mortality rate than other wealthy nations, and Black women are… Read More »

IVF Won’t Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

By | November 19, 2020

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization don’t appear to increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, a new study finds. Previous studies suggested that women who used this assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF to get pregnant may be at risk for… Read More »

COVID in Pregnancy Won’t Affect Outcomes: Study

By | November 19, 2020

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with COVID-19 have little risk of developing severe symptoms, as do their newborns, a new study finds. In fact, 95% of these women have good outcomes, and just 3% of their babies test positive for COVID-19, researchers say. “For 5% of… Read More »

U.S. Leads Wealthy Nations in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

By | November 18, 2020

By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries — and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report on maternal mortality… Read More »