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Expectant mothers neglect their medications

One-third of all pregnant women with chronic disorders fail to take their medicines as prescribed by doctors.

High carbohydrate intake may cause nausea and vomiting

Women who experience both nausea and vomiting during their first weeks of pregnancy often have a high nutritional intake based on large quantities of carbohydrates.

Antidepressants in pregnancy do not cause autism

Contrary to recent research, a comprehensive new study shows that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of autism in the child.

Time-lapse incubator identifies healthiest eggs

New video monitoring technology allows doctors to monitor artificially fertilised eggs before they are inserted into the uterus. The technology has been used successfully abroad and can help doctors identify the best eggs for incubation.

Prenatal use of paracetamol linked to kids’ problems

Three-year-olds have been shown to have behavioural problems and poorer gross motor development if their mothers took paracetamol for over four weeks during their pregnancies.

Antidepressants aren’t causing obstetric bleedings

An analysis of nearly 60,000 Norwegian women dispels perceived risks of vaginal bleedings from use of antidepressant medications during pregnancies.

Kids can pay dearly for mum’s unhealthy diet

A mother’s diet during her pregnancy and the food a child eats during its first year seem to be linked to symptoms of aggression and depression.

Key antibiotic green-lighted for pregnant women

A study of over 180,000 pregnant Norwegian women showed no increase in birth defects from a common antibiotic used for treating urinary infections.

Pregnant women shouldn’t simply surf for guidance on meds

Women round the world seek information about the use of medicines during pregnancy. Many are probably misinformed by advice found on the internet.

C-section infants don’t get enough good microbes

Children born by Caesarean section start life with insufficient intestinal bacteria flora. These bacteria are known to play a part in protecting children from developing allergies and children who lack them may be at higher risk of other health problems.