High weight gain in pregnancy linked to heart risks for baby|
By Kimberley Smith on 02/06/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Children born to mums who put on more pregnancy pounds than recommended have higher risk of cardiovascular problems
Excessive weight gain in pregnancy has been found to have a long-term effect on a child’s weight and heart health. Researchers in Bristol found that children whose mums piled on the pregnancy pounds were more likely to be overweight or obese by the age of 9 and have a wider range...
Drinking small amounts of alcohol in pregnancy not harmful to baby|
By Kimberley Smith on 10/06/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Study shoes that mums who are light to moderate drinkers even have children with a lower risk of mild psychological problems
A 14-year study has suggested that children born to mums who drank between 2 and 6 units of alcohol a week during pregnancy are less likely to suffer from depression or act aggressively.The behaviour of 2,370 children was analysed every 2-3 years between the ages of 2 and 14. Res...
Green tea not so healthy in pregnancy|
By Kimberley Smith on 11/06/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Mums-to-be advised to limit green tea as it may prevent the benefits of folic acid
Pregnant women have been advised to limit the amount of green tea they drink as chemicals in it can prevent the body making use of folic acid – an essential mineral for pregnancy.Although green tea is often recommended for its health benefits, the importance of folic acid to foet...
Revealed - Your strangest pregnancy cravings!|
By Kyrsty Hazell on 21/06/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
From raw meat to toothpaste, survey unveils the types of food pregnant women admit to craving
The notion that pregnant women reach for the pickles during their pregnancy is a bland observation compared to what mums-to-be really crave, according to a recent survey.While many pregnant women may scoff their way through tubs of ice cream and guilty pleasures like chocolate, w...
Regular pregnancy drinking could harm sons’ sperm count|
By Kimberley Smith on 29/06/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Lower fertility found in men whose mums drank higher amounts of alcohol in pregnancy
Men born to mums who regularly drank more than 4.5 alcoholic drinks a week in pregnancy have been found to have lower sperm counts than those whose mums abstained.A study in Denmark analysed the fertility of 347 men aged 18-24 against answers given to a questionnaire taken by the...
Artificial sweeteners in diet drinks linked to premature babies|
By Kimberley Smith on 13/07/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Mums-to-be who drink a can of diet fizzy a day are at a higher risk of giving birth prematurely
Mums who drink diet fizzy drinks during pregnancy may be putting their babies at risk of premature birth, says a study funded by EU.Of the 60,000 women involved in the research, those who drank an average of one can of diet pop a day during pregnancy were 38% more likely to have ...
Too much pregnancy weight harder to lose|
By Kimberley Smith on 14/07/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Mums-to-be who gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese 20 years after giving birth
Excess pregnancy pounds really are very difficult to lose, accept researchers in Australia. In a 30-year study of 2,026 mums, those who gained too much weight during pregnancy found it much harder to lose the weight after birth. They were four times more likely to be obese and tw...
Celebrities talk pregnancy cravings|
By Matt Fricker on 27/07/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Mums-to-be Christina Applegate and Ali Larter talk pregnancy cravings and love of heels
Christina Applegate, who announced her pregnancy last week, has revealed that she’s experiencing the full range of pregnancy cravings. “Am I getting cravings? Everything, I’m craving everything. Besides avocados, just weird things at weird hours. Food. Food’s a craving!” Christin...
Pregnancy pounds put weight on your baby too|
By Kimberley Smith on 05/08/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to bigger babies - who are more likely to suffer from obesity later in life
Following the release of guidelines to manage pregnancy weight gain last week, new research has found a connection between excessive pregnancy pounds and larger babies.Researchers in the US have found that for every 2.2lbs a mum-to-be gains, her baby’s weight increases by a ¼ oz....
ADHD linked to eating pesticides on fresh foods in pregnancy|
By Kimberley Smith on 20/08/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Fruit and vegetables should be washed thoroughly before being eaten by pregnant women as they often contain a pesticide linked to ADHD in children
During pregnancy, you should take extra care washing your fresh foods as they may have insecticides on them that a new study has linked to the development of ADHD in children.The study measured the levels of pesticides such as organophosphate in the urine of 300 mums-to-be and fo...