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Birth Defects in Children of Mothers With Diabetes

  HIGHER RISK IN BIRTH DEFECTS OF CHILDREN BORN FROM MOTHERS WITH DIABETES. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE THAT RISK? In an article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers found that diabetic women who were not taking folic acid supplements at the time of their conception may double the risk of having a child born with birth defects. The researchers who were from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that, “Clinicians should encourage...
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Which Drugs Increase the Risk of Miscarriage?

WHICH COMMONLY USED DRUGS INCREASE THE RISK OF MISCARRIAGE IN EARLY PREGNANCY AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE Investigators found that in the 52,000 women who were tracked, the use of common pain killers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) and celecoxib (celebrex), these drugs which are commonly referred to as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) increased the likelihood of miscarriage by 2.4 times. The study which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal does not...
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PREGNANT WOMEN EXPOSED TO SECOND HAND SMOKE ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF STILLBIRTHS. Pregnant women who live or work with smokers may be at higher risk of having a stillbirth," suggests a study that adds to evidence that even secondhand smoke can harm unborn babies.
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