Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy and Risk for Major Malformations

Previous studies have suggested a link between opioid exposure during pregnancy and increased risk of certain major malformations, including neural tube defects.  A recent study from Bateman and colleagues assesses the risk of major malformation in women with first trimester use of prescription opioid use.   This study included 1,602,580 publicly insured pregnant women in the… Read More »

Pregnancy Turns the Stress Response on Its Head, Says Study

Washington DC, March 16: Researchers in a recent study found that the link between physical health problems and psychological stress generally relates to a stress-induced immune response gone wild, with inflammation then causing damage to other systems in the body. This is a predictable cascade, except in pregnancy cases. Scientists exploring the negative effects of… Read More »

Pregnancy Nutrition 101

How should your intake differ during pregnancy? Here we’ll discuss the ins and outs of navigating pregnancy nutrition. From the minute you find out you’re pregnant to the day of your delivery, as an expecting mother you’re bombarded with an abundance of confusing information. Whether it’s how to deal with swollen feet or the best… Read More »

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? 3 things expectant mums need to know

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? Midwife Marie Louise offers her advice on how to stay calm in the lead up to labour, despite the current crisis Expectant mums have enough to feel anxious about, without Covid-19 getting them down too. Navigating and adapting to a rapidly changing situation while trying to maintain a relaxed and… Read More »