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Life stressors in expectant mothers could trigger neurological disorders in babies

Life stressors in expectant mothers could trigger neurological disorders in babies

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:01

Researchers have suggested that trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse in expectant mothers could activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions like schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or autism in their babies.

Newly pregnant? Here are 5 tips for a healthy pregnancy

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 09:21

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a women`s life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy. The way you care for yourself early in pregnancy has a great impact on your baby`s development.

Infant hair reveals life inside the womb!

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:05

Hairs can reveal a lot, from your personality to even drug abuse or hormonal changes. Now, add foetus growth in the womb to the hair list.

Pregnant women with high BP risk preterm delivery and low birth weight

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:52

Researchers have said that pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death.

Anti-depressants during pregnancy linked to autism and developmental delays in boys

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 14:52

Researchers have found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys.

Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy raises risk of an obese child

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:07

Researchers have said that women, who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy, are at risk of having obese child.

Control pregnancy weight to avoid obesity in kids

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 19:58

Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher finds.

Antidepressants and breastfeeding can mix: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 02:24

Women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, a new study has found.

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