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BPA makes canned food risky for pregnant women

Pregnant women should limit their intake of canned foods and drinks, according to a report that finds 92% of food from metal cans is contaminated with an estrogen-like chemical called BPA, or bisphenol A.The chemical is used in countless products, from plastic bottles and paper receipts to the linings of metal cans. The National Toxicology […]

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Do c-sections increase the risk of celiac disease?

Children who develop celiac disease appear to be more likely to be born by cesarean section, German researchers say.Celiac disease is a disorder in which eating gluten -- a type of protein found in wheat, barley, and rye -- causes the body's immune system to attack and damage the small intestine. In the U.S., researchers […]

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Tips for traveling while pregnant

Life doesn't stop just because you're pregnant. So if you are leaving town for either work or pleasure during your pregnancy, follow these tips for a safe and comfortable trip:The safest time to travel is between weeks 14 and 28 of your pregnancy, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.Nausea and other discomforts […]

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Don’t miss the FREE Monthly Seminar from RMA of Texas with complimentary cappucchino and wine!!!

Seminars will be help at RMA of Texas on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm with complimentary wine, cappuccino(decaf of course) and Hors d’ oeuvres’ . Space is limited so please call: (210)-FERTILE or /337-8453 or email lauralicia@rmatx.com Visit their website for more details at http://www.rmatx.com TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY Trying to […]

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Mother’s Advice May Not Always Be Best For The Expectant Mother

A recent study examined the phenomenon of daughters following their mother’s advice when it came to their own pregnancy. It was found by a study conducted by University of London and published in the Journal of Health Psychology on 14 May 2010, that even more than the doctor’s advice; the pregnant women chose to follow […]

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NBA’s Manu Ginobili becomes a father of twins

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has become a father, announcing with a message on the internet social website Twitter that his wife Many has given birth to twin sons.Dante and Nicola Ginobili were born on Sunday, the Argentine star said, adding that mother and sons are all doing well and also noting, "I just […]

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World-first operation saves pregnant woman and unborn baby from ‘monster’ tumor in her chest

A young woman and her unborn baby have miraculously survived pioneering surgery to remove a tumor the size of a watermelon growing inside the expectant mother's chest.Nicola Ellington, 26, was unaware her body was feeding not just her baby but also a deadly teratoma tumor.The teratoma - Greek for monster - is so-called because it […]

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Pregnant women rely on mothers’ advice the most

A novel study has supported the known fact that expecting women depend more on their mothers' advice than their doctors'.Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), found that even though women adhered to doctors' advice when pregnant, they trusted their mothers more for the same.BBC News quoted, Jane Brewin, chief executive of baby charity […]

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Stem-cell-based ‘deafness cure’

A cure for deafness has been found, according to the Daily Express. It said that scientists have used stem cell technology to recreate the sensitive hair cells that are vital for hearing. These cells arefound in the inner earand do not grow back if damaged, which can result in permanent hearing loss.nThe story is based […]

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Vital window for stroke drug

Taking the clot-bustingdrug alteplase within 90 minutes of a stroke gives patients more than double the chance of full recovery, said the Daily Mail.nThis news is based on well-conducted research that analysed data onthedrug, which isinjectedto break up blood clots. Although it is already known thatquicker treatment leads to better outcomes, the study determined thatthe […]

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Mental health in the armed forces

Medical services face a tidal wave of servicemen suffering from mental trauma as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, reported The Daily Telegraph. Other newspapers reporting the same study said that alcohol abuse is a bigger problem.nThis news is based on a survey of nearly 10,000 personnel in the UK armed forces, […]

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Pollution ‘reduces IVF success’

Air pollution can stop women getting pregnant through IVF, reports The Daily Telegraph. It says that new research shows a link between air pollutants, particularly nitrogen dioxide, and an increased risk of failed IVFattempts.nThis was a seven-year study of about 7,500 women undergoing IVF treatment in the US. Researchers worked out daily pollution concentrations in […]

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Optimizing a Woman’s Health Prior to Pregnancy

One of the advantages of infertility treatment is that it focuses the woman on the imminence of conception and thus provides a unique opportunity for both partners to optimize their health, as well as the health of their potential offspring.The objective of pregnancy should be to maximize the quality of life after birth. Since most […]

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Are Expecting!!

John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who have lived through the tragedy of losing a son, can now announce the best news they've had in years.Preston, 47, is pregnant, the family revealed on Travolta's website Tuesday."It's impossible to keep a secret...especially one as wonderful as this.We want to be the first to share this great news […]

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What To Look For In A Pregnancy Pillow?

The various aches, pains and discomforts that pregnancy brings with it, can be reasonably soothed using a number of different products. Among these, the pregnancy pillow is something that many women swear by as an aid to sleeping comfortably and soundly.The right pregnancy pillow can offer support, comfort and flexibility for the pregnant woman. There […]

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Sushi During Pregnancy – Is It Allowed?

The matter of eating sushi, which is considered to be the consumption of uncooked or semi cooked fish, is naturally likely to raise concerns during the time of pregnancy.There are a number of problems that stem from uncooked or improperly cooked items that can pose problems for pregnant women, such as Listeria and Salmonella, which […]

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Study: A Link Between Pesticides in Food and ADHD

Studies linking environmental substances to disease are coming fast and furious. Chemicals in plastics and common household goods have been associated with serious developmental problems, while a long inventory of other hazards are contributing to rising rates of modern ills: heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autism.Add attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the list. A new study in […]

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Claudia Schiffer gives birth to third child

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer and her husband, British film director Matthew Vaughn, have announced the birth of their third child.The baby girl - who was born at London's Portland Hospital on Friday - is the couple's second daughter.The German model and Vaughn already have a son Caspar, seven, and a daughter Clementine, five.A statement from the […]

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New York City Women No Longer Allowed to Give Birth at Home With a Midwife

As residents of the world's consumer capital, New Yorkers can have anything delivered to their door at any time. They can have their hair cut in the living room, have champagne and caviar rushed to them on a whim, enjoy a shiatsu massage in their own bed or invite a clairvoyant to predict their future […]

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me needy you

So my mom got a new horse, which means it needs a name, which means I've been thinking of horse names nonstop the past week. Naming things is my one true joy in life. Anyway, we've come up with the following top choices - please vote for your favorite: (oh gosh I hope this poll […]

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Weekend birthin’!

It sure seemed like the weekend to have a baby on L&D!I had three - yep, three! - births on Saturday. Hurray for the babies!!! I had one birth on Sunday, but helped in two others. The baby I cared for yesterday had some trouble with transitioning after the birth, and it was decided that […]

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Amy Adams Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Amy Adams has given birth to a healthy baby girl. Aviana Olea Le Gallo was born on Saturday, May 15th in Los Angeles. She weighed in at 7lbs.RadarOnline.com has exclusively confirmed the 35-year-old "Julie & Julia" star welcomed the seven-pound addition to her family this weekend.Her fiancé, Darren Le Gallo, was by her side at […]

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Fetal Monitors For Pregnancy

It isn’t just that parents seek reassurance that all is well with their unborn child; it is also exciting and moving to be able to listen to the heartbeat and noises that a baby makes during its period in the womb. For this reason a fetal monitor is a popular choice for many expectant parents.The […]

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Pregnant Women Feel Movements Less Than Thought

New Australian research has found that women can identify only a little more than one-third of their fetus's movements, usually when the movements involve more than one fetal body part.The research has the potential to help calm anxious mothers-to-be who are worried their babies have stopped moving."It is terribly stressful when the baby seems to […]

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Register On Text4baby For Tips For Your Pregnancy And Newborn Baby

For free updates and information as well as tips relating to your pregnancy and for a year thereafter you can register on Text4baby, a program announced on the occasion of Women’s health Week.This is an educational program started under the aegis of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition that offers valuable information about your […]

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