"The sounds emitted by cellphones carried by pregnant women may rattle the sleep-and-wake cycles of their fetuses, new research suggests.
The finding is based on a small study that tracked fetal reactions to repetitive cellphone and beeper use among more than two dozen resident physicians while they were pregnant.
"What we figured out is that if you're a baby in-utero [in the womb> and someone wakes you up every hour, you will not be a happy camper. The sound, and perhaps even vibrations, cause a lot of 'startle reflex', which disturbs the normal sleep cycle," study co-author Dr. Boris Petrikovsky said."
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"Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests.
Canadian researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant -- born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- rose more than 40 percent for women who were born between 32 and 36 weeks themselves, regardless of other risk factors.
What's more, the earlier in pregnancy a woman had been born, the higher the risk of a similar fate for her offspring."
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"Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds."This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants," said study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Maternal and Infant Health Branch.
Some weight gain might result from misconceptions, said Dr. Karen Cooper, an obstetrician/gynecologist and director of the Cleveland Clinic's Be Well Moms program.
"Most women feel that pregnancy is the time when weight does not matter and it is an opportunity to eat as much as desired," said Cooper, who was not involved with the new study. "Most believe the myth that the weight will be lost quickly and easily after delivery."
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The guidelines recommend gaining 25-35 pounds if you're at a normal pre-pregnancy weight, 28-40 pounds if underweight, 15-25 pounds if overweight, and 11-20 pounds if obese.
"More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.
Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported.
Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth of slightly more than 63,000 babies, compared with just over 165,000 IVF cycles that led to the birth of slightly fewer than 62,000 babies in 2012.
Babies conceived through fertility treatments account for more than 1.5 percent of children born in the United States, according to the report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology."
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Exposure to listeria bacteria when pregnant can result in premature delivery, serious infection, or in some cases, stillbirth. Some women who are infected may only experience mild flu-like symptoms. Here is more information on food poisoning during pregnancy and what foods you should avoid or take extra precautions with.
TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of new nonprofit breast milk banks are opening across North America, driven by research that has promoted the use of donated mother's milk for healthy babies.
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THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency , according to a new study.
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This booklet is part of a series of material from the Bright Futures Initiative and provides women of all ages with information and tips to achieve better physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. It encourages women to be prepared for the expected and unexpected changes during pregnancy and after the baby is born by seeking information and support from their community, family, friends, health care providers, and other mothers. The booklet includes Web site and resource phone numbers.View Thread
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