Pregnancy

Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — In a study that included data on nearly 73,000 Norwegian women, researchers found that taking folate during pregnancy didn’t appear to reduce the rate of premature births. But experts stress crucial nutrient still protects … Read more

Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids’ Development

Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids' Development

MONDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had higher levels of exposure to a substance found in a commonly used pesticide were more likely to get lower scores on a mental developmental test at 3 years of age … Read more

Sex During Pregnancy Deemed Safe

Sex During Pregnancy Deemed Safe

MONDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) — Having sex while you’re pregnant is generally safe, a new review finds. Review finding should guide doctors in counseling pregnant patients, researchers say. “Sex in pregnancy is normal,” wrote the review authors. “There are … Read more

Pregnancy Week 40

Pregnancy Week 40

Fetal development in pregnancy week 40: You’ve made it!!  Any day now your little one will arrive.  Don’t be surprised at how your baby looks after birth.  Their little heads can be misshapen and their skin may be discolored and … Read more

Pregnancy Week 39

Pregnancy Week 39

Fetal development in pregnancy week 39: A healthy range of weight is between 5 pounds and 11 ounces and 8 pounds 5 ounces.  Your baby is probably somewhere in this range now.  The umbilical cord doesn’t have any nerve endings … Read more

Pregnancy Week 38

Pregnancy Week 38

Fetal development in pregnancy week 38: Your baby now weighs 6.8 pounds and measures about 21 inches long.  This is what many babies weigh when they are born, and your little one is just around the corner from arriving.  Baby … Read more

Pregnancy Week 37

Pregnancy Week 37

Fetal development in pregnancy week 37: Your baby now weighs about 6 ½ pounds and measures about 21 inches long.  You are now considered a full term pregnancy, if you go into labor now, your health practitioner would not try … Read more

Pregnancy Week 36

Pregnancy Week 36

Fetal development in pregnancy week 36: Your baby now weighs about 6 pounds and measures about 20.7 inches long.  You’ve almost made it to the end now.  Keep this in mind as you continue to grow increasingly uncomfortable.  Your health … Read more

Pregnancy Week 35

Pregnancy Week 35

Fetal development in pregnancy week 35: Your baby weighs about 5 ½ pounds now and measures about 18.9 inches long.  As you know each baby has a different weight and length at birth, so these measurements are just an average.  … Read more

Pregnancy Week 32

Pregnancy Week 32

Fetal development in pregnancy week 32: Your baby now weighs about 4.9 pounds and measures about 18.4 inches long.  Your baby is fully developed at this point, but is growing and gaining weight now.  Baby’s chances of survival outside of … Read more