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Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes With Good Health Before Pregnancy

Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest risk factor for diabetes during pregnancy (“gestational diabetes”) was being overweight or obese during pregnancy. Women who were obese before pregnancy… [read more]

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Tips to Make Daycare Drop of Easier

Daycare drop of time can be emotional time for parents as well as children. But there are things you can do to help make the experience easier. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions: For infants, remember that what they need is comfort and basic care. Your baby should transition when the infant’s needs… [read more]

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California Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits Infants Hardest

A new analysis of the whooping cough epidemic in California finds that infants have been hit the hardest, and it calls for increased efforts to vaccinate pregnant women so their babies are protected. In what state health officials are calling the worst outbreak in 70 years, 9,935 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) were diagnosed between… [read more]

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FDA Issues New Drug Label Aimed at Better Informing Pregnant Women

Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new labeling system should give women and their doctors clearer information on the risks and benefits of prescription medicines when taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The agency “wants pregnant and breast-feeding women and their health care providers to benefit from… [read more]

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