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Tips for Summer Pregnancy

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 26, 2014 10:11:21 AM

Summer can be hot and humid.  This is even worse if you are pregnant.  Although summer feels miserable when pregnant, the warm weather does have its benefits.   Delivering the baby in a warm month means both mother and child will be able to get fresh air, which can be very important.  Here are some tips for summer pregnancy.

While the thought of going outside may seem like the worst idea ever, there are ways to stay cool and healthy while outdoors.  Go outside in the morning or evening when the sun is lower and therefore the temperature is lower.  This is a way to avoid humidity as well.  Wear light-colored clothing as well as very few layers.  Also apply the appropriate amount of sunscreen through out the day.  Due to the pregnancy, it is a good idea to use a higher SPF than you would use during a normal summer.

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More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

Posted by healtheo360 on May 12, 2014 2:58:31 PM

(HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government data confirms the trend: the average age when women have their first babies continues to increase.

For the last four decades, women, on average, have been having first babies later in life than ever before. In 2012, the latest year for which data are available, there were more than nine times as many first births to women 35 and older than there were 40 years ago. Among younger women -- those under 30, and, particularly, those under 20 years old -- first births have actually declined.

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Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 25, 2014 3:27:24 PM

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who gain too much "baby weight" in the year after they give birth are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, researchers warn.

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C-Sections May Boost Risk of Obesity in Adulthood

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 28, 2014 11:58:43 AM

szefei/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Babies born via C-sections are more apt to have weight problems later in life than those who are born by vaginal delivery.

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Woman Lashes Back at ‘Fit Mom’ with ‘Real’ Post-Baby Body Photos

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Dec 18, 2013 12:47:48 PM

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At first glance, these two women, Taryn Brumfitt of Australia, and Maria Kang of California, might look like they have a lot in common.

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Urban Moms At Higher Risk For Postpartum Depression

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 8, 2013 3:27:09 PM

Researchers in Canada have discovered something that may give some young, city slicking women pause: mothers in urban areas are at a higher risk for postpartum depression.

Postpartum depression, a long-lasting, severe depression that usually develops in mothers during the first two months after childbirth. Symptoms can include sadness, changes in sleep or appetite, irritability and episodes of crying. In many cases, mothers may feel worthless and think about hurting themselves or their baby.

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Dogs and Cats May Make Babies Healthier

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 10, 2012 4:39:18 PM

Researchers found that babies who spend time with a dog or cat during the first twelve months of their lives are generally healthier and have lower risk of developing respiratory infections, compared to those who don’t have exposure to any pets. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.

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