Category Archives: Motherhood

Breast-Feeding Reduce Incidence of Fever After Immunizations

Breast-feeding is linked to a lower incidence of fever after immunizations, according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported online May 17 in Pediatrics. At a pediatric vaccination center in Naples, Italy, mothers of infants scheduled for routine … Continue reading

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High Caffeine Intake During Pregnancy Reduced Fetal Length

Tea and coffee are the most widely-consumed beverages.  However, the effect of caffeine intake during pregnancy on fetal growth is not unclear.  According to a study published online April 28 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, caffeine intake of … Continue reading

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Infertility and Use of Fertility Drugs Increases Risk for Autism

Preliminary results of a study (Nurses Health Study II) suggest that a history of fertility problems and the use of ovulation-inducing drugs (OIDs) are associated with an almost 2-fold increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  … Continue reading

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IVF May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and Cancer in Later Life

People who were conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may be at greater risk of early-onset diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. A study comparing the genetic composition of 75 IVF-born children and 100 naturally born babies found that children who … Continue reading

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Health Tip on Breast-Feeding With Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommended women with diabetes must regularly monitor their blood glucose levels after pregnancy as their system adapt to postpartum hormonal shifts, erratic sleep, and other everyday routine changes. For breast-feeding mothers, the ADA also recommended … Continue reading

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Breast-feeding lowers vascular disease

Prior studies have shown that lactation has long-term benefits, such as reduction in midlife metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, to the mother. A new study demonstrated that women who do not breast-feed are at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. … Continue reading

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