Tag Archives: pregnancy

Fertility problems, uterine defects can affect chances of pregnancy

Turns out, uterine defects or the problems related to uterus affects the chances of a woman to conceive or carry the fetus to term. Mullerian Anomalies referred to as the defects associated with abnormal development of the uterus or the fallopian tube accounts to infertility in around 10% of the… Read more »

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep disturbances in pregnancy

According to a new study, pregnant women who have restless legs syndrome (RLS) are twice as likely to experience poor sleep quality, poor daytime function and excessive daytime sleepiness. RLS is an irresistible urge to move your legs typically in the evenings. The results showed that 36% of women in… Read more »

Sugar intake in pregnancy ups allergy, asthma risk in baby

High intake of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and asthma in the baby, a study has found. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma… Read more »

Restless legs syndrome may cut sleep quality in pregnancy: Research

Pregnant women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are more likely to have poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness and poor daytime function, researchers say. RLS is a condition characterised by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically in the evenings. The results showed that 36 per cent of… Read more »

High Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Linked To Child's Increased Risk For Asthma And Allergies

The role of maternal diet on a child’s prenatal development is something that is taken seriously by most expecting mothers. Now researchers have found a link between high sugar intake during pregnancy and the child’s increased risk for eventually developing asthma and allergic asthma. Increasing Asthma And Allergy Prevalence It… Read more »

Beware, smoking in pregnancy can lead to antisocial behaviour in child

Smoking during pregnancy is a no-no. Previous research has shown that it can harm the baby’s brain, change foetal DNA, and lead to childhood obesity. Earlier studies also found a link between smoking during pregnancy and antisocial behavior in children. However, whether this is a causal relationship remains unclear. In order to gain… Read more »

For soon-to-be-parents: Our weekly wrap of key findings on pregnancy and IVF treatment

Whether you’re a pregnant woman, or a couple trying to conceive, you’re bound to receive advice from various quarters. However, it’s best to rely on medical research while making health and lifestyle choices. We round up 5 of the latest findings on pregnancy. 1) Cut down your sugar intake Women,… Read more »

Moms-to-be, take note. Liquor during pregnancy may affect health of future generations

Would-be-moms, here’s another reason to put down that glass of wine or alcohol, as a recent study warns that consuming alcohol during pregnancy can cause abnormalities in the brain and behaviour of the newborn and may also pass on to generations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has… Read more »