pregnancy safety

Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy Won’t Increase Risk Of Birth Defects: Study

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Some reassuring news for expectant moms: If you happen to get sick during pregnancy, two common antibiotics have just been proven a-ok. Researchers from the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital wondered if it was a pregnant woman's infection or the antibiotics used to treat it that had the... Read more

10 Percent Of Women Drink During Pregnancy: Report

For many women, a positive pregnancy test means no alcohol whatsoever. For other moms-to-be, it’s an occasional sip or drink on special occasions. Although numerous findings show that drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), a new study has discovered that moms are taking the risk: The US Centers... Read more

Summer Food Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

Between BBQs, road trips and beach days, it’s summer time and the livin’s easy, right? Well, not so fast. Having a carefree summer is a bit trickier when you’re pregnant, thanks to elevated hormones and a weakened immune system. Plus, you’re at greater risk for developing certain foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria such as Listeria... Read more

TOMS Pledges Safe Births with New Bag Collection

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With a long-standing reputation as one of the most charitable brands in business, it was only a matter of time before TOMS (famous for their shoes and glasses) expanded into the pregnancy realm. The brand introduced a collection of bags last week. From wallets and cross-bodies to big ol' duffels, these bags promise to save lives,... Read more

Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy Could Put Baby at Risk for Low Birth Weight

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The latest research suggests that drinking caffeinated drinks during pregnancy will raise your risk of giving birth to baby with a lower birth weight. Though caffeine has been linked to having adverse effects on pregnant women, a limit has been set on what pregnant would should consume, if they can't do... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: Women’s Snow Boots

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Happy Cyber Monday! Today, we're going to suggest you gift yourself with these comfortable, cute Northside Women's Greta Waterproof Snow Boots. If you're pregnant, you're probably a little freaked out about slipping and falling in the ice and slush this winter, so you're going to need some flat boots with good tread to help you stay... Read more

Study Suggests Light Drinking During Pregnancy is Okay but Don’t Pop the Cork Just Yet

On the short list of things you have to give up when you get pregnant is your evening glass of wine right? Well some Danish researchers say maybe not. For their newly released study, published in medical journal BJOG, the researchers surveyed the drinking habits of over 1,500 women and then analyzed their children's... Read more

Whoa! Some Nail Polish Says It’s Non-Toxic But Really Isn’t

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You've probably been told to avoid nail polish with the chemicals dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde while you're pregnant, to avoid exposing baby to the chemicals. Should be as simple as checking the bottle before you get a mani, right? Well, not exactly. The California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control... Read more

Kourtney Kardashian Colored Her Hair While Pregnant — Is That Safe?

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So who here got highlights while pregnant? Kourtney Kardashian is catching some flak about it. Kourtney, who’s now pregnant with baby number two, recently blogged about the decision to highlight her hair while pregnant and even went so far as to explain that she made special efforts to make sure she was doing it safely.... Read more