Summer is hurricane season, which seems far away right now. But it never hurts to be prepared, because hurricanes do more than devastate the landscape–they’re bad for pregnant women and their unborn children as well. Exposure to hurricanes can cause significant adverse fetal distress risks and can lead to longer-term health care problems for affected children. These risks contribute previously hidden human and economic costs to the impacts of severe hurricanes.
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At this year’s holiday celebrations, try to avoid rooms filled with second-hand smoke (especially if you’re pregnant): Exposure to nicotine during pregnancy leads to a decrease in adult stem cells and a change in the brains of the offspring. Researchers say this could be a possible cause for behavioral problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seen in children whose mothers smoked.
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God may change the brain, but being a mother does too! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). New Moms often feel their brains have turned to mush, but new research shows that motherhood may actually cause the brain to GROW (something they NEED in order to cope with an infant). Psychologists have found that the brains of new mothers bulked up in areas linked to motivation and behavior, and that mothers who gushed the most about their babies showed the greatest growth in key parts of the more

?if you were born from a frozen embryo! – New studies show that babies born from frozen embryos (used with in vitro fertilization) are less likely to be underweight and premature. So should ALL of us use frozen embryos?

BBC News quotes fertility expert Allan Pacey as warning that “frozen embryo transfers are not as successful as fresh ones in terms of getting a pregnancy. So it may be that we have to balance the health of children against chances of success.”

If you’re pregnant?no matter HOW you got that way?be sure to avoid scented products?and take care of your teeth!

Pregnant women who use perfume or other scented products may have boys who develop infertility problems later in life?and maybe even testicular cancer.
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