Tag Archives: health during pregnancy

Stretching The Groin

The adductor muscles of the leg are often referred to as the “groin muscles” and include the adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, and gracilis. They are fan-like muscles in the upper thigh that pull the legs together when they contract. They  help stabilize the hip joint. The adductors attach from the pelvis to…

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Risks Of Frequent Ultrasound Scanning In First Trimester

According to a new study: Ultrasound exposure in the first trimester is linked to increased severity of autism in children born with the disorder, published in the journal Autism Research and conducted by professionals from the University of Washington’s (UW) Medicine school, UW Bothell, and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. The likelihood of producing some…

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Health Concern During Pregnancy

Most of the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy are normal, healthy, and expected. Some effects of pregnancy may cause you temporary discomfort, but many of these common discomforts can be prevented or relived by simple measures. Make sure your doctor knows about any health condition you have, such as high blood pressure or diabetes…

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Maternal Diet Vs Fetal Growth

Nutrition during pregnancy is serious business. Research has shown that when mothers-to-be eat poor diets, there is an increase in risk of low-birth-weight infants, particularly in women with poor health and nutrition status before pregnancy. The risk is compounded by lifestyle choices, such as smoking, that may affect pregnancy outcome. The March of Dimes suggests…

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Obesity And Fertility

Obese women are known to have more difficulty becoming pregnant and also are more likely to miscarry. Excess weight could exert its effects either by acting on the ovaries, which produce eggs, or on the endometrium, where the fertilized egg implants. Additionally, overweight and/or obese (compared to normal weight) females have a greater incidence of…

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Handling Cardiac Arrest During Pregnancy

The American Heart Association released the first comprehensive recommendations addressing the complicated issue of cardiac arrest during pregnancy. The scientific statement was published in the AHA’s journal Circulation. Cardiac arrest and other causes of death during pregnancy are on the rise. In the U.S., the most common causes of maternal cardiac arrest include bleeding, heart…

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Pregnancy & Breast Cancer: Know It All

Pregnant women can, and do, develop breast cancer. Prompt diagnosis and therapy are just as important in this population as in the population at large. Very few pregnant women are diagnosed with breast cancer. But because more women are choosing to have children later in life, and because the risk of breast cancer increases as…

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Water Aerobics during Pregnancy

If you’re looking for a fitness regimen that will help you keep fit throughout your pregnancy, consider doing some water aerobics. Being in water will take the weight off your legs and back and you will feel more comfortable working out. Aside from that, aquarobics has been shown to help during labor. According to a study published recently in the journal Reproductive Health,…

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