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Is coffee is safe to drink while pregnant? Genetic study finds no harmful effects

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Jun 14, 2022 … BRISBANE, Australia — Pregnant women with a taste for coffee can rejoice, a new genetic study finds the popular beverage is perfectly safe to drink while women are with child. Researchers from the University of Queensland found that consuming coffee in moderation does not increase the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth. “Current World Health…

‘Pickled’ unborn fetus found preserved inside pregnant Egyptian mummy

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Jan 24, 2022 … WARSAW, Poland — The scientists who discovered the first pregnant Egyptian mummy have now figured out how her unborn child was so well preserved after thousands of years. Researchers from the University of Warsaw say a strange process took place during the mother’s mummification that basically “pickled” the fetus — keeping its shape intact. The fetus’s…

Double dose: Pregnant, vaccinated women pass on COVID antibodies to breastfeeding babies

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Jan 22, 2022 … AMHERST, Mass. — It is already recommended that pregnant women get vaccinated for COVID-19. Now, new research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst reports vaccinated new moms transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants. These findings strongly suggest that those breastfed babies are supplied with passive immunity against the coronavirus. To reach these findings the research…

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face greater risk of premature births and infant death

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Jan 17, 2022 … EDINBURGH, Scotland — COVID-19 during pregnancy can lead to long-term birth complications, according to new study. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found an increased risk of premature birth, stillbirths, and newborn deaths in women infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) 28 days before their due date. Most women with COVID-19 related complications…

Single blood sample predicts preeclampsia in pregnant women faster than ever before

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Jan 08, 2022 … BOSTON — A new blood test can identify preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition in pregnant women faster than ever before. State-of-the-art RNA sequencing from a single blood sample can predict the ailment. Preeclampsia affects about one in 25 pregnant women in the U.S., including celebrity moms like Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey. The condition reduces…

Mother’s waistline BEFORE getting pregnant could determine if their child develops allergies

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Nov 16, 2021 … OTTAWA, Ontario — A mother’s weight before their pregnancy may be the determining factor as to whether her newborn develops allergies later on, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of Ottawa say babies born to overweight women — before their natural weight gain during pregnancy — face a higher risk of developing asthma.…

Pregnant women pass down protection from COVID-19 vaccines to their newborns

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Sep 23, 2021 … NEW YORK — COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be very safe for both pregnant women and their unborn children. Now, New York University researchers report pregnant women who receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) actually pass on high levels of protective antibodies to their newborns. The team examined 36 newborns during this study. All…

Taking antidepressants while pregnant is safe for the baby, study says

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Jun 24, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Women taking antidepressants usually hear from their doctors that they should keep taking their medications even if they become pregnant. Despite this, lingering doubts remain about whether these drugs are totally safe for both mother and child. Now, a new study contends pregnant women have no reason to worry about taking antidepressants.…

No level of smoke exposure is safe while pregnant, can cause genetic changes in the baby

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May 20, 2021 … RICHMOND, Va. — Even minimal exposure to second-hand smoke can potentially impact a pregnant woman’s unborn child, according to troubling new findings from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. Study authors report smoke can spark epigenetic changes, meaning there could be fluctuations in the regulation of gene expression within the baby. Making matters worse, close to a…

COVID-19 vaccines found safe for pregnant women, will not damage the placenta

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May 12, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — A new study finds no evidence whatsoever that COVID-19 vaccines can prove problematic for pregnancies. Researchers at Northwestern Medicine studied placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during their pregnancies; finding no negative side-effects for the babies. “The placenta is like the black box in an airplane. If something goes wrong…

For pregnant women, immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection a greater risk than the virus itself

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Apr 28, 2021 … NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are more likely to experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy than non-infected pregnant women. Although the reason for this increased risk is not yet well-understood, a recent study from Yale University suggests that the immune response, and not the virus itself, is…

Exercising while pregnant can help children avoid serious health problems as adults

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Mar 17, 2021 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Although every expecting mother’s experience will likely be different and unique, one can assume exercising while pregnant is more of a hassle than usual. Still, a new study finds all the moms-to-be out there may want to break a sweat every so often. Researchers from the University of Virginia report exercise during pregnancy…

Opioid misuse while pregnant can impact a child’s brain into their teen years

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Feb 15, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — The dangers of opioid misuse are well documented, but now a new study finds abusing such drugs while pregnant can impact a woman’s child all the way from infancy to their teenage years. Troublingly, researchers say the number of expecting mothers using opioid drugs continues to rise year-over-year. Researchers at the University…

Drinking caffeine while pregnant can lead to brain changes, behavioral issues in children

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Feb 08, 2021 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The growing list of things women are being advised to avoid during pregnancy is getting a little longer. Although doctors usually recommend women limit caffeine intake while with child, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) say any amount might be too much. Their study, looking at the brain scans of…

Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 in the third trimester unlikely to pass virus on to baby

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Dec 28, 2020 … BETHESDA, Md. — The third and final trimester of pregnancy is a critical time for mother and child. No parent wants anything to happen that could compromise the delivery. So what happens if the mother-to-be contracts COVID-19? Researchers with the National Institutes of Health are putting some concerns to rest, finding that pregnant women are…

Drinking even a small amount of alcohol while pregnant can put baby’s brain in danger

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Oct 03, 2020 … SYDNEY, Australia — Is there any “safe” amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can drink without possibly doing harm to her unborn child? It doesn’t look like it, according to a new study from the University of Sydney. Researchers say even low levels of alcohol use while pregnant can potentially have a “significant impact” on…

Using marijuana while pregnant raises risk of children developing sleep problems

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Sep 21, 2020 … BOULDER, Colo. — It’s become common knowledge that smoking and drinking can have harmful side-effects during pregnancy. Although the use of marijuana is gaining acceptance in several U.S. states, a new study warns this shouldn’t be seen as a green light for expecting mothers. Researchers say using marijuana while pregnant can greatly increase the risk…