Tag: Pregnancy

Eating Fish Could Reduce Risk of Post-Partum Depression. Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression, according to a review lead by Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal and the Research Centre at the Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital. Women are at the highest risk of depression during their childbearing years, and the birth of a child may trigger a depressive episode in vulnerable women. Postpartum depression is associated with diminished maternal health as well as developmental and health problems for her child. “The literature shows that there could be a link between pregnancy, omega-3 and the chemical reaction that enables serotonin, a mood regulator, to be released into our brains,” Shapiro said. “Many women could bring their omega-3 intake to recommended levels.” Emerging risk factors for postpartum depression: serotonin transporter genotype and omega-3 Fatty Acid status.

Fish oil, cod liver   Tag: Pregnancy, Depression
05 Dec 2012

Drinking too much tea during pregnancy may boost risk of birth defects. During tea during pregnancy may increase risk of spina bifida, according to a new study published in the journal Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. Maternal tea consumption during early pregnancy and the risk of spina bifida.

Tea, black, brewed, prepared with tap water   Tag: Pregnancy
05 Jun 2012

Why Caffeine Can Reduce Fertility in Women. Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman’s ovaries to her womb. “Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant,” says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, USA. Ward’s study is published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Inhibitory effect of caffeine on pacemaker activity in the oviduct is mediated by cAMP-regulated conductances.

Coffee, instant, regular, powder   Tag: Pregnancy
26 May 2011

Study: Fish Oil Doesn't Affect Postpartum Depression. Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy does not appear to reduce the risk of postpartum depression of mothers or boost the language development and cognitive skills of their children, according to a new Australian study. Effect of DHA Supplementation During Pregnancy on Maternal Depression and Neurodevelopment of Young Children.

Fish oil, cod liver   Tag: Pregnancy, Depression
20 Oct 2010

One or Two Drinks Per Week May Be OK for Pregnant Women. Children whose mothers have one or two drinks per week during pregnancy are not at any greater risk for developing behavioral or cognitive problems than children whose mothers abstained completely, according to a new study from British scientists. Light drinking during pregnancy: still no increased risk for socioemotional difficulties or cognitive deficits at 5 years of age?

See also: Could a glass of wine a day early in pregnancy yield better behaved kids? Researchers found that the children of women who were light or moderate drinkers (2 to 6 drinks per week or one per day) early in pregnancy tended to have "more positive" behavior than the children of mothers who did not drink at all early in pregnancy. Low–moderate prenatal alcohol exposure and risk to child behavioural development: a prospective cohort study.

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, all   Tag: Pregnancy
06 Oct 2010

Diet soft drinks ups preterm delivery risk. Pregnant women who take large amounts of ‘diet’ soft drinks run a higher risk of preterm delivery, findings of a new research warn. Even one serving of diet soda a day made pregnant women 38 percent more likely to give early birth – defined as giving birth before 37 weeks gestation, Danish researchers have found. Intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study of 59,334 Danish pregnant women.

Carbonated beverage, low calorie, other than cola or pepper, with aspartame, contains caffeine   Tag: Pregnancy
23 Aug 2010

Moderate Coffee Drinking OK in Pregnancy. New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say that moderate caffeine by pregnant women won't increase their risk of miscarriage or preterm birth. Committee Opinion No. 462: Moderate Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy.

Coffee, instant, with chicory, powder   Tag: Pregnancy
24 Jul 2010


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