Having a baby is a magical journey, but pregnancy comes with risk and sometimes complications. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year, between two to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States are affected by gestational diabetes. Some pregnant women may also get a condition called preeclampsia.
Gaining excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications and issues such as gestational diabetes. Some studies have even provided evidence showing that there is a connection between gaining a lot of weight during pregnancy and having an overweight child.
A recent study found evidence which suggests that pregnant women who drink are at an increased risk of having children who will suffer from depression in late adolescence.
There is some evidence that breast milk provides protective effects by suppressing the accumulation of potentially pathogenic viruses. And these protective effects were apparent even when the baby was given formula mixed with breast milk.
Being pregnant is one of the greatest joys, but it comes with a lot of aches and pains! When I was pregnant with my son, I constantly dealt with headaches and back pain. And, of course, when your pregnant, your always worried about what you are putting into your body for the sake of your baby’s health.
Whether women choose to breastfeed or not is a personal choice. And sometimes there are issues that may make breastfeeding very challenging. But if you are a woman who is able to breastfeed and chooses to breastfeed, there is credible research to suggest that breastfeeding can benefit both mother and baby.
When it comes to conceiving babies and pregnancy, we tend to only think of the woman in regards to alcohol consumption.
It can be a physically and emotionally taxing as well as an expensive journey for women who are struggling with infertility and doing everything in their power to get pregnant. I’m talking about women who choose the route of undergoing fertility treatments.
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Kate Middleton is already a mother of three. But because she is the Duchess of Cambridge, everyone wants to know if Prince William and her plan on expanding their royal family.
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Broadcast journalist and television host Tamron Hall recently announced she is well into being pregnant with her first child. She is 48-years-old.
New studies show that fish, raw or cooked, may have a plethora of health benefits for mothers and their babies. However, particularly with eating raw fish, there are some risks a pregnant woman might want to consider.
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