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Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy Has Long Lasting Effects on Mom, Baby, Future Generations

Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy Has Long Lasting Effects on Mom, Baby, Future Generations

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to negative health outcomes for moms and their babies. This is especially true among low-income minority women, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. In this population, excessive weight gain during pregnancy puts both mom and baby at risk of obesity later in life. 

12/16/2015 | 0 comments
In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

A recent study shows that the amount of added sugar teen mothers consume during pregnancy affects the body composition of their babies. Previous research suggests that this could lead to long-term health problems like obesity, hypertension and diabetes.  

12/22/2014 | 1 comment
A New Drug for What Ails Kate Middleton?

A New Drug for What Ails Kate Middleton?

Researchers are testing the effectiveness of a seizure drug in combating the intense nausea and vomiting that Duchess Kate and thousands of other pregnant women experience every year. 

9/11/2014 | 1 comment
Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Less Weight Gain OK for Obese Women Expecting Twins: Study

Obese women expecting twins may be able to gain less weight than recommended without harming their babies, according to a new study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

2/12/2014 | 2 comments
Does Inducing Labor Lead to Autism?

Does Inducing Labor Lead to Autism?

Autism expert Susan Hyman, M.D., comments on a new study published in this week’s JAMA Pediatrics that found that children born to mothers who had labor induced or augmented were more likely to develop autism.

8/13/2013 | 0 comments
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