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12 Feb
Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

Too much coffee during pregnancy could lead to kids with behavior problems later on.

That's the key takeaway from new research that examined 9,000 brain scans from 9- and 10-year-olds as part of the largest long-term study of brain development and child health.

"Th...

12 Feb
AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect

AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect

Latisha Wilborne was excited. She and her husband had tried for a year to get pregnant, and now, 20 weeks pregnant, she was at a doctor's visit with her two sisters where an ultrasound would determine if she was having a girl or boy. A party to celebrate the news was just days...

12 Aug
Moms' Obesity May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Moms' Obesity May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Obesity during pregnancy may hinder fetal brain development, a new study suggests.

Development of brain areas involved in decision-making and behavior may be affected as early as the second trimester, New York University researchers said.

For the study, t...

20 Mar
Eating Fish in Moderation During Pregnancy Benefits Fetus: Study

Eating Fish in Moderation During Pregnancy Benefits Fetus: Study

Advice on eating fish while pregnant has flip-flopped over the years. Now, a new study suggests that the benefit of eating fish in moderation during pregnancy outweighs the risk.

Fish is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for a developing fe...

05 Feb
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Doesn't Curb Kids' Asthma

Vitamin D in Pregnancy Doesn't Curb Kids' Asthma

Taking higher doses of vitamin D during pregnancy doesn't appear to offer any protection against asthma in children, a new study finds.

The study, a follow-up to one done three years ago, looked at 6-year-old children whose mothers had taken extra vitamin D while th...

02 Aug
Pregnancy Weight Gain: What's Right for You?

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What's Right for You?

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to unhealthy post-pregnancy weight for moms, and a higher risk of obesity and related conditions in their children. But not gaining enough weight has consequences, too.

Historical studies on children born during times...

01 Aug
Go Easy on Caffeine During Pregnancy, for the Sake of Your Baby's Liver

Go Easy on Caffeine During Pregnancy, for the Sake of Your Baby's Liver

No matter how tired you get during your pregnancy, a new animal study suggests that countering your fatigue with too much coffee might harm your baby.

Female rats that were given caffeine during pregnancy had offspring with lower birth weights, altered growth and str...

23 Jul
Mediterranean Diet Has Big Benefits for Expectant Moms: Study

Mediterranean Diet Has Big Benefits for Expectant Moms: Study

Could following a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy help head off gestational diabetes and excess weight gain?

A British study says the answer is yes.

But the researchers added that the eating regimen -- which is high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains,...

24 Jun
Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods including fatty fish and flaxseed, may be best known for their link to heart health, but they're also vital for pregnant women and their babies.

These important nutrients have been linked to a reduced risk for depression for mom a...

21 Jun
Few Pregnant Women Get Right Amount of Nutrients

Few Pregnant Women Get Right Amount of Nutrients

For pregnant women, good nutrition is essential for their health and the baby's health. But many aren't getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals they need, a new study finds.

On the other hand, some of actually taking higher levels of nutrients than is ...

30 May
Nursing Moms Who Eat Right Have Slimmer, Healthier Babies

Nursing Moms Who Eat Right Have Slimmer, Healthier Babies

Breastfeeding moms with healthy eating habits have slimmer infants, who could then be protected from obesity later, researchers say.

Rapid weight gain and fat accumulation during an infant's first six months of life is a risk factor for obesity later on, they explain...

29 Mar
New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD

New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD

Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother's diet during pregnancy could affect her child's risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Spanish researchers found a link between levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty...

27 Feb
Prenatal Vitamins Might Lower Risk of Second Child With Autism

Prenatal Vitamins Might Lower Risk of Second Child With Autism

Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism.

As researchers explain in a new report, once one child has been diagnosed with autism, any subsequent children face a higher...

22 Feb
Mom's Prenatal Fish Oil Might Help Kids' Blood Pressure Later

Mom's Prenatal Fish Oil Might Help Kids' Blood Pressure Later

Obese young children may have less risk for high blood pressure if their mother took the omega-3 fatty acid DHA -- found in fish oil -- during pregnancy, new research suggests.

The findings could be important since rising numbers of American children are obese and ex...

02 Jan
No Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Baby's Allergy Risk

No Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Baby's Allergy Risk

Avoiding certain foods during pregnancy does not reduce your child's risk of food allergies, a new analysis shows.

For the study, researchers examined data from a 2005 to 2007 survey of 4,900 pregnant women who were part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Cen...

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