pregnancy

Stressed During Pregnancy? Play Some Music

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You don't need me to tell you that pregnancy and stress can go hand-in-hand. Wondering if there's a way to keep your blood pressure from skyrocketing? Your iPod might just do the trick. The link between music and mood seems pretty obvious, but scientists at the Max Planck Institute for... read more

​Michelle Duggar Visits Pregnancy Specialist — Will There Be Baby #20?​

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The stars of TLC's show 19 Kids and Counting (yep, that's still a show!) may be trying for baby number 20. A preview clip released to Today.com reveals Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar recently visited a high-risk pregnancy specialist in Little Rock, Arkasas. Is Michelle trying to get pregnant again? Not necessarily.... read more

Mila Kunis Reveals How Ashton Kutcher Helps Her Pregnancy Cravings

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I'm telling you, when elusive celebrities go on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen has an art of dragging almost everything out of them, which is why I'm so pumped that Mila Kunis appeared on the show on Friday. Since Mila likes to keep very mum on her pregnancy and engagement while having the cutest maternity style... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Could Lead to Toddler Cavities — So How Much Do You Need?

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A new study revealed just how important getting enough vitamin D is during pregnancy, since a deficiency could seriously affect your baby's chompers. Robert J. Schroth, DMD, from University of Manitoba's dental school in Winnipeg, Canada, and his team declared that pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D could have toddlers with more... read more

Couple Announces Their Pregnancy With a Little Help From Taylor Swift

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It's almost the weekend, therefore, a surprise pregnancy music video and Taylor Swift is must-needed Friday news, people. Richmond, Virginia, couple Erica and Nate Eaton found out that they were pregnant again, just 10 months after welcoming their first daughter, Emerson. (That'll happen.) So, what better way to explain their shock and reactions than a... read more

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Are Linked to Autism Risk

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A new study, published in the online version of Pediatrics, found that in a study of 966 mothers and their children, prenatal exposure to SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) were associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays in boys. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health split the children's data into... read more

Prevent Baby From Becoming Overweight By Sticking to a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

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It's important to maintain a healthy pregnancy weight, since a new study from Kaiser Permanente shows that gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy may increase the risk of having an obese or overweight child. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers pulled electronic health records of 4,145 racially diverse females who... read more

Why You Probably Want to Buy an At-Home Pregnancy Test Instead of Getting One at the Hospital

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According to a new study from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 9 out of 11 of the most popular hospital urine pregnancy tests are more likely to produce a false-negative result after the fifth to seventh week of pregnancy, even though the tests perform well in the first month after conception. Led by Ann M. Gronowski,... read more

Stressing Out During Your Pregnancy Could be Bad for Baby’s Health

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According to new research performed by Dr. Petra Arck, stressing out during your pregnancy might put baby at an increased risk for asthma and eczema. The study, performed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, examined data from 994children and their mothers who had participated in an Australian pregnancy study. Starting out,... read more

Doctors Release New Warnings About Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

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Results from a new study on antidepressant medications and pregnant women found that taking antidepressants during pregnancy could increase the likelihood of preterm labor. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reinforces doctors warnings against taking antidepressants in pregnancy due to the risks on baby's health. Conducted by researchers from Brigham and... read more