Category Archives: pregnancy

Strong Links Between Mothers’ Diets And Health Of Their Children

“A new report by University of Southampton academics emphasises the links between poor diet in mothers and ill health in their children, and calls for women of childbearing age to be made more aware of the importance of good nutrition.” read more…

Bad Oral Hygiene Can Lead To Complications In Pregnancy And Problems For Babies

“Bacteria from a mother’s mouth can be transmitted through the blood and amniotic fluid in the womb to her unborn child. This could contribute to the risk of a premature delivery, a low birth-weight baby, premature onset of contractions, or infection of the newborn child.” read more…

Newborn Weights Affected By Environmental Contaminants

“Recent epidemiological studies have revealed an increase in the frequency of genital malformations in male newborns (e.g., un-descended testes) and a decrease in male fertility.” read more…

Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked To Bacterial Vaginosis In Pregnant Women

“…Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with Bacterial Vaginosis in the first 4 mo of pregnancy.” read more…

Iron Deficiency In Womb May Delay Brain Maturation In Preemies

“Iron plays a large role in brain development in the womb, and new University of Rochester Medical Center research shows an iron deficiency may delay the development of auditory nervous system in preemies.” read more…

The New ‘Epigenetics:’ Poor Nutrition In The Womb Causes Permanent Genetic Changes In Offspring

“…You are what your mother did not eat during pregnancy. In the research report, scientists from the University of Utah show that rat fetuses receiving poor nutrition in the womb become genetically primed to be born into an environment lacking proper nutrition.” read more…

Snacking On Sweets During Pregnancy May Lead To The Birth Of A Heavier Baby With An Increased Risk Of Childhood Obesity

“Mothers who snack on high GI (Glycaemic Index) foods like chocolate and white bread during later pregnancy may give birth to heavier babies with a greater risk of childhood obesity, according to new research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.” read more…