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Vaccines important for pregnant women, say doctors

Diseases that were virtually gone are making a come-back and there are growing gaps between people’s perceptions and the medical reality about the safety of vaccines, says the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).  The issue can be» 

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Birth control advice for teens should focus on IUDs first, say doctors

The Canadian Paediatric Society says doctors should advise youth that the best way for them to avoid pregnancy is the intrauterine device. The t-shaped device is about one-quarter the size of a person’s palm and is made of plastic or» 

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No cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding, urge doctors

The Canadian government is preparing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana as early as July 1, 2018 and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is sending a warning to women of childbearing age. The SOGC will launch» 

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Pregnant women should get vaccinated, say doctors

In the past, pregnant women were warned to not get vaccinations but now new guidelines are recommending some to protect both her and the coming baby. Pregnant women are at increased risk of flu-related hospitalization, complications and even death, warns» 

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Health issues in pregnancy increase later risk for moms and dads

Women who develop diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy are at much greater risk of getting both as well as heart disease in the years after the baby is born, and fathers have increased risk too, according to a» 

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Doctors establish pregnancy info website

People around the world can now access a new website about pregnancy established by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The society has for years published information for its doctor members but an email prompted its director» 

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Pregnancy sickness linked to iodine

New research suggests that the nausea suffered by pregnant women may be caused by the fetus and its need for iodine. Iodine is critical to brain development and it is important that there not be too much and not too little.» 

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Exercise during pregnancy good for baby and mom

A new study suggests pregnant women should exercise to combat high blood pressure, excessive weight gain and babies who are born too big. Hypertension is hard to control in pregnant women, and sometimes they must be hospitalized. Too much weight» 

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Drinking alcohol and pregnancy- more concerns

It’s a shocking number of diseases, 428. That’s the number of diseases determined to co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD is a term used to describe a broad range of disabilities that can occur in people» 

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Cosmetics, cleansers, and autism: Warning to expectant mothers

A recently published research review from York University in Toronto has resulted in a warning to expectant mothers to avoid some common household items. Research supervisor, professor Dorota Crawford School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, says the»