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Article explores risks, benefits of antidepressant use during pregnancy

The Chicago Tribune reports, “Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn breathing problems, have produced angst for many moms on medication.”

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Home births rose almost 30% in US from 2004-2009

USA Today reports, “Births taking place outside of the traditional hospital setting increased 29 percent between 2004 and 2009, from 0.56 percent of all births to 0.72 percent – almost 30,000 births – according to a new report from the … Continue reading

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Study suggests NSAIDs raise risk of miscarriage

A new Canadian study will change my care of and advice to women who are pregnant: Do NOT take NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, and others) while you are trying to get pregnant or if you are pregnant. Why? Read on …

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Study: Unborn babies can differentiate touch, pain in womb

A new study from England finds unborn children have the capacity to differentiate touch from pain in the womb and they are able to do so as early as 28-35 weeks into pregnancy. Other studies have shown unborn children can … Continue reading

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Mom’s sleep position during pregnancy may affect stillbirth risk

HealthDay reported that pregnant women who sleep on their back or right side have “twice the risk of having a stillborn infant” as women who sleep on their left side, according to a study in BMJ.

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Gum Disease Treatment Recommended During Pregnancy

One of the joys for me in being a family physician is the honor I have had to attend the births of over 1500 of my patients. There’s nothing quite like the experience (indeed, the miracle) of a birth. And, … Continue reading

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Women should try to conceive as early as possible after miscarriage

In the past, when I’ve had a family suffer a miscarriage, I’ve advised them to wait three to six months before trying to conceive again. There were a couple of reasons for this: (1) this gives the endometrium (the lining of … Continue reading

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Expectant Mom’s Exercise Keeps Newborn’s Birth Weight Down

A pregnant mother’s exercise may lower her baby’s risk of obesity later in life. The new research shows that regular moderate-intensity exercise during pregnancy reduces an infant’s birth weight, which may lower the child’s risk of obesity later in life. In … Continue reading

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Osteopathic care may ease late-pregnancy back pain

Low back pain in pregnancy is extremely common and manipulative therapy has been shown in a number of studies to be very helpful — especially for a condition called sacroiliac subluxation. Now, comes a story from Reuters Health confirming that … Continue reading

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Nicotine patches and gum likely safe during pregnancy

Nicotine patches and gum seem to be safe and effective in pregnant women, according to a new study. Such patches and gum have been shown to help non-pregnant adults stop smoking, study co-author Dr. Geeta K. Swamy told Reuters Health. … Continue reading

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Since an unborn child cannot live independent of its mother, is it life?

Here the second part of a discussion I’m having with a family physician who is wrestling with extremely important questions about the value of the unborn child’s life. I thought you’d enjoy watching our conversation. More Information:

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Should a new mom rush to lose those extra pounds gained during pregnancy?

Most new moms will weigh more after delivery of the new baby that they did prior to becoming pregnant. And, most new moms are concerned about these extra pounds. So, is it safe or harmful to try to lose these … Continue reading

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Updated pregnancy weight gain guidelines

As a family physician, I had the honor and unmitigated privilege of attending the birth of over 1500 babies in my career. Each one was a special experience for me. And, as you can imagine, mothers-to-be always had tons of … Continue reading

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What’s the most proficient killing machine in the United States? It’s not the military!

The most proficient killing machine in the U.S. is the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) – and according to their new annual report PPFA is committing more abortions than ever. Not only that, they bring in over $1 billion … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Mom – A 72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Twins

ABC News is reporting that a 72-year-old woman has given birth to twins, making her the world’s oldest mother. The children, a boy and a girl, were the result of IVF and were delivered by Caesarean section last week. My … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

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