pregnancy health

Bumpie Tip of the Week: How to Deal with Morning Sickness

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Are you a mom-to-be that is having a tough time with morning sickness or know someone in the same boat? Bumpies on the First Trimester Board in The Bump Community share their favorite products for managing morning sickness (and even suggest gifting a pregnancy basket of goodies to those that need a little... 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

Researchers Find That Autism Actually Begins In Utero, but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

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Fresh new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that though symptoms of autism may not be obvious until your child is a toddler, the disorder actually begins while baby's still developing -- in utero. According to the study, conducted by the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California,... read more

Scientists Are Working on Ways to Help IVF Couples Cope With Infertility

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A brand new study led by Helen Rockliff analyzed more than 23 previous studies in order to identify  what types of coping strategies, personality traits and social circumstances are available to help couples going through IVF treatments. Turns out, all you really need is a friend. By taking a look at 23 previous... 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

A Message from Michelle Obama for The Bump Moms (Really!)

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Back when Barack and I were expecting our first daughter, we were overwhelmed with so many emotions: excitement, wonder, hope… and occasional moments of panic at the prospect of bringing this little person into the world. We had all the usual first-time parent worries: How would we balance the needs of our growing family with... read more

New DNA Test May Indicate Your Miscarriage Risk — Would You Take It?

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The latest research published in the March issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology found that an alternative DNA test could indicate woman's miscarriage risk. The test, which offers clinically relevant genetic information to identify why a miscarriage may have occurred in a woman, and study are the first-of-their kind. Performed by researchers at... read more

Planning a Water Birth? Here’s Why Your Doctor May Warn You Against It

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Doctors have some serious misgivings about water births and according to the new joint guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), they have good reason why. According to the new guidelines, it's okay for a woman to labor in the tub (to... read more

4 Great Reasons to Focus on Your Fitness During Pregnancy

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You might not feel motivated to move your body while you're pregnant, but pregnancy is the absolute right time to turn your focus to fitness and get into a regular exercise routine -- seriously! Here are a few reasons why: 1. Fewer aches and pains. Regular exercise throughout pregnancy helps reduce common body aches. Since... read more

How Gestational Diabetes Can Harm Mom’s Future Health

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A new study, performed at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that pregnant women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of early heart disease later on. The study, which took place over a 20-year time period, involved analysis of data from 898 women between the ages of 18... read more