Posts Tagged ‘pregnant women’

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

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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 will be a boy or a girl while still in the womb. A recent study published in China may have found a possi

Common Pregnancy Misconceptions

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
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 make it through childbirth. One of the things that they should know about is the various misconceptions regarding preg

Study Says Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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 giving birth can help prevent premature birth by as much as 70 percent. But

Diet Related Pregnancy Risks

Monday, July 19th, 2010
A pregnancy can be considered as a risky situation for both the mother and the baby. That is why pregnant women should try to be more careful since various factors may have an effect on the baby’s development during the pregnancy period. One such factor may be the mother’s diet. There are several known risks that can be attributed to a mother’s diet that may have a serious effect on the baby. Thes