Clothes for premature and low birth weight babies|
By Sarah Lawson on 18/10/2006 in Products
The clothes range mini mode have developed a thoughtful, special collection for babies under 7.5lb.
Over 100 Boots stores will this week be rolling out a whole new range of clothes, on the mini mode label, which are especially designed for premature, and low birth-weight babies.There are already some clothes ranges which go down to very small
Longterm outlook bright for premature babies|
By Laura Lee Davies on 09/02/2006 in Baby development
A new study from Canada suggests low birth-weight babies catch up with their normal birth-weight equals by early adulthood.
, the differences in attainment are not so great.Researchers at the Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, carried out a study looking at the outcomes in young adulthood, of 166 very low birth-weight infants compared to 145
Parents of small babies need more cot death advice, says charity|
By Lara Brunt on 17/08/2011 in Newborn health & safety
Low birth weight babies are still particularly vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome
Parents of low birth weight babies must be given more information on reducing the risk of cot death, according to a leading charity.The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) said deaths have fallen by more than 70% since parents began
Cervical abnormalities and pregnancy|
By Laura Lee Davies on 18/04/2006 in Pregnancy illness & complications
A new study links premature and low-weight births to some treatments for abnormal cervical cells.
Research suggests that some treatment for cervical abnormalities could increase the risk of having premature or low-birthweight babies, or an increased chance of needing a caesarian delivery.The study, carried out at a hospital in Lancashire
Big dads more likely to have small babies|
By Kimberley Smith on 08/12/2010 in Pregnancy for dads-to-be
Babies of obese and overweight men have a higher chance of being born with a low birth rate, according to a new study
with a low birth weight.The study looked at the birth weights of babies born to 2,000 couples in Auckland and Adelaide. Once maternal factors were removed, there was still a link between smaller babies and larger dads.“This suggests that birth size could
Smoking could add complications to pre-eclampsia pregnancies|
By Kimberley Smith on 29/07/2010 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Mums-to-be who smoke are more likely to have complications associated with pre-eclampsia, finds study
. It found that the risk of pre-eclampsia was slightly lower for smokers, 1.2% compared to 1.5% for non-smokers. However, those smokers who did develop the condition were more prone to complications such as low birth weight, premature birth and stillbirth
Asthma and teen obesity connected to smoking in pregnancy|
By Kimberley Smith on 28/04/2010 in Pregnancy health & safety
Studies link smoking while pregnant to baby’s asthma risk and teen obesity
up by nearly 16% if their mum smoked throughout her pregnancy, the Montreal Gazette reported. This was also related to the low birth weights, known to have an impact the development of asthma.The paper also reported findings from an obesity study
NICE obesity guidelines encourage doctors to help mums’ manage weight|
By Kimberley Smith on 28/07/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Doctors to give more info help to overweight mums-to-be and new mums, to lose weight between pregnancies
number of pregnancy complications including low birth weight, premature birth, stillbirth and gestational diabetes. The NICE guidelines aim to help health professionals give weight management advice to women who are planning a pregnancy or have given
Will my baby be low-birthweight?|
By Laura Lee Davies on 03/03/2008 in Labour & birth
Having a baby who is under 5lb 8oz at birth can signal long term health problems, but is there anything you can do to reduce the risk of a low birthweight?
Although in cases of premature birth, there is not a great deal you can do about a baby being born underweight, there are quite a few things you can do about helping to ensure your baby is a good weight if he is born at full-term.What is a 'low
Could IVF affect your child's future health?|
By Susie Boone on 25/02/2010 in IVF & fertility treatments
Stories in the media this week have been warning about the 'IVF timebomb', but what's the real truth?
timebomb, claiming that children born by IVF may face future health problems, such as obesity, diabetes and infertility. Certainly there is an increased risk of low birth weight with IVF babies but this may be due to the fact that multiple births are more