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Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

In mouse study, researchers find it’s not the added calories but the long-term reduction in energy expended During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive… Read More »

Is Epilepsy Drug Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in these cases,… Read More »