Postpartum Depression Likely After Surprise Pregnancies

Women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant are four times greater to experience postpartum depression at approximately the one year mark. This is suggested from new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Research Statistics The research, done within the University of North Carolina birthing centers surveyed expectant mothers regarding whether their pregnancy was

Probiotics and Asthma

Asthma is a relatively common condition in infants and children. Asthma occurs when the bronchial tubes become narrowed. This can happen either because the bronchial tubes are squeezed from muscles outside of the lungs, or because they are blocked by mucus or swelling in the lungs. Asthma affects around 4 million children under the age

How to Reduce Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

No one wants stretch marks. Fortunately, not every woman comes out of pregnancy with stretch marks. That said, many do. As a matter of fact, statistics tell us that as many as half of all pregnant women will get stretch marks while they’re pregnant. So, while you might wind up being in the lucky half,

New Benefits of Fatty Acids for Mental Development

photo credit: kozumel You probably well know by now that getting enough of the right kind of fatty acids during pregnancy and when you’re breastfeeding is important to your baby’s health. Researchers have made a discovery this month that there may be even more benefit than previously expected. In this study, premature baby girls were

Blood test for PPD?

photo credit: DaveCrosby Postpartum depression is a serious condition, and one that must be diagnosed and treated early to avoid potentially dangerous outcomes. A future blood test might be able to predict which women will go on to develop depression after having a baby, new research suggests. Researchers from Warwick Medical School found that women

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