Staying Healthy for Baby
Good and early prenatal care helps keep you and your baby healthy. The first, and most important, aspect of pregnancy health is to see a physician right away and continue to get regular prenatal medical care.
Prenatal Vitamin B Helps Babies Talk on Time
Parents are often anxious to hear their children's first words and worry if that first word is late. Taking a particular B vitamin in early pregnancy could keep 'Baby' on track for talking.
Nutritionists suggest fish as a healthier choice of protein, but certain fish are high in methylmercury. Methylmercury can be dangerous at high levels - especially for pregnant women.
Extra Calcium and Moms-to-be
Pregnant women are often told to take more calcium to benefit themselves and their babies, but the benefits of doing so have been unclear.
Healthy Eating In Utero
During pregnancy, mothers are told they need folic acid, also known as folate. This mineral helps prevent neural tube defects, but it doesn't prevent all birth defects.
Predicting In-Vitro Success
In-Vitro fertilization is costly to both the pocketbook and emotions of young couples engaging in this hopeful procedure. A study by Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital shows a blood test may help predict the number of eggs that will be harvested.
Magnesium Sulfate: A Better Buffer?
The use of magnesium sulfate (Mg) in rats was shown to significantly reduce neonatal brain injury associated with maternal inflammation or maternal infection.