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I was surprised to read a study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week seems to link drug-induced labor with higher incidence of autism. It made me stop and scratch my head. Could that be so? Why would that be?
It's true that both those numbers are on the rise: both the incidence of labor induction and autism diagnoses. In 1990, only 9.5% of all pregnancies in the US ended in drug-induced labor. By…Continue
If you’ve been keeping up the with Kardashians, you know that Kim Kardashian gave birth to a little girl last week, a month before her due date. Though some initially criticized the so-called publicity stunt, there is now speculation that Kim might have been dealing with a serious medical condition called preeclampsia, which could explain her early delivery.
Preeclampsia causes a rapid rise in blood pressure, which can lead to seizure, stroke, organ failure, or even death. The…Continue
There are many reasons to exercise throughout life, but while you are pregnant it is particularly important to keep moving. Even if you didn't exercise before pregnancy, as long as your doctor approves, you should start a prenatal fitness program in order to increase your odds of a healthy pregnancy and birth experience. The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetrics recommends about thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days during pregnancy. Here are the five main reasons…Continue
About one in three women give birth through Cesarean deliveries, a startling fact that reflects an increasing national trend since the early 1990s, according to the Center for Disease Control. Women who have C-sections are more likely to return to the hospital, and their babies are more likely to require neonatal intensive care.
However, a recent …Continue