Doctors believe that gum disease delays the time it takes to get pregnant
If you’re trying to get pregnant, make sure you don’t have gum disease, researchers have warned. Periodontal disease, a gum infection, is believed to delay conception by 2 months, a fertility conference was told. Doctors believe that inflammation, caused by oral bacteria, may have a knock-on effect on tissues in ... Continue reading
British women are having more babies - and experts suspect the former PM is part of the reason.
There’s been a dramatic baby boom during the last decade, and leading experts have speculated that Tony Blair is the cause.
Not literally of course, but according to a new report, there was a sudden rise in Britain's fertility rate during the years when Blair was in power.
In the mid-1960s the average ... Continue reading
Calls for further research as sleeping positions in pregnancy linked to increased risk of stillbirth
Further investigation into how pregnant women’s sleeping positions affect their unborn babies has been called for. A very small new study has linked sleeping on your back or right hand side to an increased risk of stillbirth, reports the BBC.
In the original study, pregnant women’s sleeping positions were compared to the ... Continue reading
£4 million to be given to midwives to help them tell expectant mothers to avoid drinking
A new campaign telling pregnant women to avoid alcohol is being backed by the world's biggest spirits company.
It seems each week there's new advice directed at women about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. Everything from the fact that alcohol could effect your unborn baby's fertility, to research that said that ... Continue reading
Toxoplasmosis fears cause pregnant women to unnecessarily give up their cats for the safety of their unborn baby
Cat loving pregnant women will be pleased to hear that they don’t have to get rid of their cats for the safety of their unborn child, as charity Cats Protection issue guidelines to reassure mums.
A recent online survey of 1,500 mums or mums-to-be revealed that 60% of them believed their pets ... Continue reading
The lack of iodine in schoolgirls’ diets could put the health of future generations at risk
Schoolgirls have dangerously low level of iodine, which could put their future children at risk, a new survey has revealed. Researchers say the lack of iodine could be because the consumption of milk has plummeted in the last few years, reports the Daily Mail.
The survey, published in The Lancet Medical Journal, ... Continue reading
A new mum has claimed smoking was “good” for her baby, after puffing away on 3,500 cigarettes during her pregnancy
A new mum has caused controversy by claiming her 45-a-day smoking habit during her pregnancy was actually “good” for her baby.
On BBC3’s shock real life show Misbehaving Mums-to-be, mum Charlie Wilcox, 20, claimed her smoking made “the baby use its heart on its own in the first place, so that when ... Continue reading
Mums-to-be who have the flu vaccine could lower their chances of giving birth to a premature baby
Pregnant women who have the flu vaccine during the flu season could be less likely to give birth prematurely or to low birth weight babies.
A new study, published by PLoS Medicine, showed that mums-to-be who had the flu jab and gave birth during flu season were 40% less likely to ... Continue reading
Mums-to-be will be given anti-obesity drug at UK hospitals
Obese pregnant women at Liverpool Women’s Hospital will be given the diabetic drug, Metformin, to reduce blood sugar levels passed onto their babies in the womb.
Although the drug won’t help the mums themselves lose weight, the three-year study hopes to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births and ... Continue reading
YouTube video shows mums transformation from nine weeks to nine months pregnant
New mum Genevieve Damascus has become an internet sensation after taking pictures of her changing body while pregnant and turning it into an amazing video.
The video, edited by Genevieve’s husband Mike, shows her baby bump growing from nine to 39 weeks in the space of one minute and forty seconds.
The US ... Continue reading
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