Pregnancy

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

More than 50 per cent of women are now overweight or obese at the start of a pregnancy, however pregnancy may not be the...
Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Taking a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which can cause premature birth and, in extreme cases, maternal and foetal...
Sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase kid’s asthma risk

Sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase kid’s asthma risk

Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in...
Can overfeeding permanently set your baby’s metabolism

Can overfeeding permanently set your baby’s metabolism?

Babies may start on the road to obesity before or shortly after they’re born, according to a new book that suggests overfeeding early in...
How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers...
How to maintain healthy weight during pregnancy

How to maintain healthy weight during pregnancy

Why is gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy important? Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy helps your baby grow to a...
Humble Aspirin May Help Solve One-in-20 Pregnancy Threat

Humble Aspirin may help solve one-in-20 pregnancy threat

For most women, the first pregnancy is a joyous time that they will remember with tenderness for the rest of their lives. But for 5...
Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage

Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage

Researchers for the first time have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop...
Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Moms who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets may be putting future generations at risk for metabolic problems, even when their offspring eat healthy diets, a...
10 tips to prepare for pregnancy

10 tips to prepare for pregnancy

For women of childbearing age looking to become pregnant, it is never too early to engage in healthy habits to ensure that she has...