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Birth News This Week

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I guess it's appropriate that most of the news I found this week pertains to pregnancy...we are about to welcome a new set of families to the Sweet Pea Births' family tomorrow night!  

Some neat news from the research front, plus another confirmation that Dr. Bradley and Dr. Brewer were right when they told mothers to avoid harmful substances long before research could prove just how dangerous chemicals and processed foods really are.

Fertility drugs, not IVF, are top cause of multiple births  
Drugs that help women become pregnant have replaced in vitro fertilization as the main culprit behind high-risk multiple births, according to a study looking at births of triplets and higher-order multiples.
"IVF, which is usually the one we tend to point fingers at, was not the leading culprit," says Eli Adashi, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University who was senior author of the study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
For the rest of the story from 89.3 KPCC here: http://bit.ly/1bk3mjk

Study finds that chronic snoring is associated with both smaller babies and increase in cesarean sections
Moms who snored three or more nights a week had a higher risk of poor delivery outcomes – including Cesarean births and delivering smaller babies – according to the research that appears in the scientific journal Sleep. The study is believed to be the largest of its kind to link maternal snoring to baby health by following moms from pregnancy through delivery.
Read more about the study here: http://bit.ly/IJeXCL

Pregnancy and peripartum risk factors associated with childhood ADHD
While ADHD has a known genetic component, environmental factors also play an important role in mediating the impact of underlying influences. This large case-control study examined the potential association of specific prenatal and perinatal environmental factors with subsequent ADHD diagnoses in the child. 
For more info read this: http://bit.ly/1jgNtBU

Research shows selenium can reduce pre-eclampsia
Griffith Health Institute researchers Dr Jessica Vanderlelie and Professor Tony Perkins have discovered selenium, a mineral naturally found in food, is the key to reducing the risk of the most common pregnancy complication, particularly in overweight women.
Read more about the research here: http://bit.ly/1jgWIC1
Find a Top 10 list of Foods Highest in Selenium here: http://bit.ly/1jgWHxX

Preterm Birth Linked to Chemicals Found in Personal Products
Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of hormone-mimicking chemicals found in personal care products and processed foods, may have an increased risk of preterm delivery, a new study suggests.
More from Scientific American here: http://bit.ly/IErpmq

Retinal imaging may help assess pregnancy outcomes
Local researchers have found that retinal imaging examinations during pregnancy may help to assess pregnancy outcomes.
 Studies have shown that abnormal retinal blood vessels are associated not only with hypertension but also stroke and cardiovascular mortality.
Preliminary findings showed that women with smaller eye vessels during pregnancy had a higher chance of a smaller foetal growth.

The study also found retinal abnormalities in mothers with high blood pressure or pre-pregnancy obesity.
The rest from Channel NewsAsia here: http://bit.ly/1bk07bA

New Zealand study shows: Smoking during pregnancy damages placenta
Lead author Dr Tania Slatter of the Department of Pathology said smoking in pregnancy has long been linked to lower birth weights and increased risk of serious complications, though the exact mechanisms are unknown.
Now, Slatter and colleagues have identified greatly increased rates of double-strand DNA breaks in smokers' placental cells. Such breaks are a severe form of DNA damage that can lead to cells becoming genetically unstable.
They also found that the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the DNA damage.
The rest of the study findings here: http://bit.ly/1bk3IGK

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