pregnancy health

Study Warns Against Acetaminophen During Pregnancy: Here’s Why

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According to the latest study, researchers are now suggesting that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy could increase baby's risk of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in medicines like Excedrin and Tylenol, has generally been thought to be safe, and more than 50 percent of women in the US take acetaminophen... Read more

5 Things to Know Before You Plan Your Prenatal Fitness Routine

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Many moms-to-be are uncertain about fitness options during pregnancy, and in the face of such uncertainty end up doing very little in the way of exercise while pregnant. Those who did not exercise regularly before becoming pregnant are afraid to start something new, and those who were active before are often afraid to continue their... Read more

Mom Delivering Triplets Gets a Surprise She’d Never, Ever Dreamed Of

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Here's your daily dose of delivery drama: Mama-to-be Kimberly Fugate, who was in the midst of c-section delivery quickly -- and unexpectedly -- learned that she was having quadruplets, not triplets, like she was originally told. She told Good Morning America, "They had got the three out and they said, 'More feet,' more... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Cure a Cold With Home Remedies!

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This winter has been brutal! Like most of us, our Bumpies are looking for advice on kicking the common cold. Bumpies on our message boards share their personal advice for the perfect home remedy: "I made a home remedy of onion, turmeric, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and ginger that tastes horrible but works... Read more

New Moms Are at Risk for a Scary Condition: Symptoms to Watch For

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New research found that moms are at a higher risk for blood clots up to 12 weeks after delivery. The study, presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, more than doubles the amount of time that mothers were thought to be in danger of the life-threatening postpartum condition. Typical medical opinion... Read more

Brand New ‘Maternity Goggles’ Could Prevent Preterm Labor

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Turns out all you need to ward off preterm labor is a pair of good ole' goggles -- at least that's what a Florida State University researcher believes. According to James Olcese, these light-emitting devices that intermittently flash a blue light at a sleeping pregnant woman could cause a drop in the brain... Read more

Study Says an Epidural Could Make Your Labor Last Longer

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Considering an epidural during delivery? You might want to read this first. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco found that some women who get an epidural during pregnancy take more than two hours longer to deliver than women who deliver without the shot. Led by Dr. Yvonne Cheng, researchers compared data... Read more

‘Ghost White’ Baby Born Without Blood — Read Her Incredible Story

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Jennifer Juarez had a picture-perfect pregnancy: no morning sickness, no aches and pains, no cravings. Her baby girl-on-board was energetic, kicking her mama often, until one day, at 37 weeks, when she suddenly stopped. That same day, when the kicking stopped, her daughter, Hope, was delivered. She was three weeks early and ghost... Read more

What You Need to Know Before You Schedule Those Prenatal Tests

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On Thursday, February 6th, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine will hold its annual meeting known as The Pregnancy Meeting, researchers from around the world to share the latest news, studies and research in the name of maternal-free medicine. One thing they'll be sure to share? The fact that noninvasive prenatal testing detected 83.2 percent of... Read more

8 Easy, Feel-Good Yoga Moves for Expecting and New Moms

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Yoga is a great form of exercise during and after pregnancy. It can help you to stretch, strengthen, become more aware of your body and connect with your breathing. Try this simple yoga flow to strengthen and tone all the major muscle groups, including the core! The complete flow will take you about... Read more