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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Prenatal Research: Higher risk of preterm delivery for women born preterm ♦ Acetaminophen lower testosterone in unborn boys ♦ Mothers of sons more likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy

Higher risk of preterm delivery for women born preterm Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children,. Until now, it was known that low birth weight increased the risk of preterm delivery. But what about babies whose weights are low but still normal for preemies born at this age?
Acetaminophen in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys Prolonged acetaminophen (paracetamol) use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys.Findings could help to explain reported links between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and reproductive health problems in young boys
Mothers of sons more likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy Gestational diabetes occurs when a pregnant woman has higher levels of glucose, or blood sugar, in the bloodstream than normal. New research suggests that an unborn child’s gender can affect the mother’s risk of developing gestational diabetes or Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Increased risks in pregnancy for obese mothers and their babies Women with obesity have a range of increased health risks in pregnancy, both for them and their babies, compared with those in the healthy weight category.
Helping pregnant moms with depression doesn't help kids A long-term study of mother-child pairs in Pakistan has found that the children turn out pretty much the same, whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy. An earlier study of the same population found that the mothers themselves benefited from the treatment with less depression, and demonstrating related healthy behaviors with their newborns, such as breastfeeding.

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