Additional Folic Acid During Pregnancy Is Linked To Lower High Blood Pressure Risk In Kids

Additional Folic Acid During Pregnancy Is Linked To Lower High Blood Pressure Risk In Kids

A new study suggests that higher folic acid levels in pregnant women can lead to lower high blood pressure risks in kids if their mothers have heart disease risks. The said study is able to show that better nutrition can benefit kids if mothers have heart disease risk factors. The findings were published in the […]

Study: Female Blood Pressure Before Conception May Predict Baby's Gender

Study: Female Blood Pressure Before Conception May Predict Baby’s Gender

Knowing the gender of a baby seems to be one of the awaited events of a pregnancy. And because of this, there has been quite a number of so-called “ways” of trying to determine the gender of the baby that are largely unproven scientifically. These are wives’ tales that try to predict if a baby […]

Father's Diet Play Crucial Role In Health Of Offspring

Father’s Diet Play Crucial Role In Health Of Offspring

When it comes to kids, people usually associate them with the other’s first. It may be understandable, since it is the women who give birth to them. However, a recent study suggests that the father may also play a significant role in the child’s development as well. Aside from the genes, researchers from McGill University […]

Study: Weight Loss Surgery May Lead To Premature Births

Study: Weight Loss Surgery May Lead To Premature Births

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggest that weight loss surgery in women may likely lead to an increased incidence of premature birth in case they get pregnant. These pregnancies may require more careful monitoring since they are considered as high-risk. The findings of the study are published in the British Medical Journal or […]

Common Pregnancy Misconceptions

Common Pregnancy Misconceptions

Pregnancy is both an exciting as well as sensitive time for expecting mothers. It can become quite a worrisome time especially for those who are going through this life stage for the first time. It is important for women to know and understand what pregnancy is all about and what they need to do to […]

Study Says Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Study Says Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Pregnant women are recommended by their doctors to take folate during their pregnancy. Women take folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, supplements in order to prevent a number of birth related conditions which might include neural birth defects and premature birth. A previous 2008 US study indicated that taking folate for a year before […]

Study Finds Antioxidants Won't Reduce Pregnancy Linked Hypertension Risk

Study Finds Antioxidants Won't Reduce Pregnancy Linked Hypertension Risk

A recent study has debunked a common theory that suggests antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and E may help reduce the risk of hypertension linked to pregnancy. Pregnant women who took vitamin C and E supplements provided no indication that it might prevent or reduce the risk of the dangerous high blood pressure condition known as preeclampsia.Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh reported that a trial that involved more than 10,000 women found no sign that taking vitamin C and E su…

Folate Levels During Pregnancy Associated With ADHD

Folate Levels During Pregnancy Associated With ADHD

A study recently released online suggests that low folate levels in pregnant women are associated with their offspring having higher odds of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by the time they reach 7 or 9 years old. This study seem to reinforce the belief that folate levels in pregnant women seem to affect the nervous system development of the unborn child.The study, which will be part of the upcoming issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, also found out that chil…

Folic Acid and Child Asthma

Folic Acid and Child Asthma

Folic acid supplements have long been considered as an important part of preparing an expecting mother for childbirth in terms of the baby’s development. But it seems that folic acid may also have a not so encouraging result after all. An Australian study suggests that women taking folic acid supplements during the latter stages of their pregnancy may also be increasing the risk of their babies developing asthma later on.Folic acid found in its natural form has been recommended by doctors for wo…

Folic Acid and Pregnancy

Folic Acid and Pregnancy

According to the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], about 3,000 infants are born with neural tube defects [NTDs] every year. These defects include spina bifida, and anencephaly, a condition wherein the brain is not formed properly or is partly missing. Babies who survived these conditions are often left paralyzed for life. Neural tube defects can be prevented if you take folic acid before and during your pregnancy. What is folic acid?Folic acid, or folate, is a B vitamin which is …