pregnancy

Many options to ease leg cramps

At least 30% of all pregnant women get painful muscle cramps in their legs, particularly during the third trimester and most often at night. Researchers at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences conducted a study to compare the effects of different vitamin supplementation on pregnancy leg cramps. In total, 84 pregnant women were randomly assigned [...]

Many options to ease leg cramps 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Start Prenatal Vitamins Early: Study finds first month may be critical for reducing birth defect

A mother’s nutrition during the first month of pregnancy may be critical in determining a child’s risk of developing Down syndrome (DS), according to a recent study. In particular, researchers found that an adequate intake of iron and folic acid can significantly lower the risk. DS is a disorder that results from a chromosomal abnormality [...]

Start Prenatal Vitamins Early: Study finds first month may be critical for reducing birth defect 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Moms-to-Be: Vitamin linked to healthy birth weight

Mothers-to-be with lower levels of the vitamin folic acid in their body during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies with lower, or less healthy, birth weights, a study has revealed. Conversely, researchers, who examined nearly 1,000 women and their newborn babies, found that higher levels of folic acid (found in some vegetables, fruits [...]

Moms-to-Be: Vitamin linked to healthy birth weight 2018-02-15T15:53:02+00:00

Stop Nausea Now! Ginger helps with morning sickness

New research from South Australia has shown that there is more than hearsay to the notion that ginger helps to stop nausea in pregnancy. A randomized controlled trial of ginger as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy has found that a dose of 1.05 gm of ginger a day does help to calm [...]

Stop Nausea Now! Ginger helps with morning sickness 2018-02-15T15:53:10+00:00

Cod liver oil for kids: more benefits

Our parents and grandparents often claim to know what’s best for us. In the case of cod liver oil, it turns out they were right! Recent studies show that giving kids this traditional remedy (and supplementing with it while pregnant) can help reduce the risk of a child developing diabetes. Two new studies reveal further [...]

Cod liver oil for kids: more benefits 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Ginger, B-6 two options for nausea

New research from South Australia has shown that there is more than hearsay to the notion that ginger helps to stop nausea in pregnancy. A recent trial of ginger as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy has found that a dose of 1g of ginger a day does help to calm nausea and [...]

Ginger, B-6 two options for nausea 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Prenatal vitamins strongly urged

Many pregnant women lack iron, magnesium and other important nutrients, according to researchers at the University of Florida. The researchers set out to determine whether nutrient intake from food alone was adequate across three trimesters. In this study, 63 low-risk pregnant women, all from upper- or middle-income homes, completed three-day diet records each month which [...]

Prenatal vitamins strongly urged 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

Birth defect risk: beyond folic acid

Women are frequently reminded that folic acid helps decrease the risk of birth defects. While this is proven true in many studies, researchers at the University Medical Center in the Netherlands did two studies that showed other nutrients may also play a role in prevention. In the first study, researchers investigated the nutritional intakes of [...]

Birth defect risk: beyond folic acid 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

Rickets Resurgence? Doctors call for vitamin D supplementation

Authors of an article in the Lancet highlight how rickets - often considered a disease of the past - is still a global public-health problem today. The authors propose the use of vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women and among children up to the age of puberty to prevent a resurgence of the disease. Vitamin [...]

Rickets Resurgence? Doctors call for vitamin D supplementation 2018-02-15T15:53:27+00:00

Vitamin C aids women with fertility disorder, study finds

Women with luteal phase defect, who are at an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, may be helped by supplementing with vitamin C, according to researchers. Luteal phase defect is marked by insufficient progesterone levels during the luteal phase, the time between ovulation and the onset of menses. The hormonal imbalance results in menstrual disorders, infertility [...]

Vitamin C aids women with fertility disorder, study finds 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

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