Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pregnancy News- Precaution Before And During Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. This relationship expert will help you learn what you can do before, during, and after pregnancy to give your baby a healthy start to life.
A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration with scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, evaluated offspring from a large cohort of pregnant women who participated in the Child Health and Development Study (CHDS) from 1959-1966.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead you to contribute significant problems in utero and following birth like low birth weight and attentional difficulties. This is the old tale that smoking is injurious for health especially in pregnancy but this is the first study suggest that association between prenatal tobacco exposure and BD can lead you to the serious psychiatric illness. This is marked by many shifts in mood that alternate between periods of depression and mania.
Pregnant women with cancer are on the rise these days. The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past few decades. Researchers couldn’t determine that what the main reason behind it is but said it could be due to older average age of expectant moms. The risk of cancer increases with the ages 35 plus.

According to the reports from the Annals of Epidemiology however, the theobromine content in cocoa can help prevention of pre-eclampsia. Research from Yale University concludes after questioning dietary habits of 2,500 pregnant women that those who eat chocolate regularly are 50 percent less likely to suffer from pre-eclampsia during the pregnancy. It should be the great reason that why pregnant women should eat chocolates. This is because these luscious treats are found to improve a pregnant woman's condition by preventing certain complications including pre-eclampsia. According to studies, chocolate can not only relieve a pregnant woman's stress levels but also makes happier babies.

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