Maternal weight gain exceeds current guidelines in 47 per cent of American pregnancies, according to a recent study, which also revealed that weight gain is below the recommended minimum in 21 per cent of pregnancies.
The effects of smoking on children might be apparent even before birth, a new study has found. Researchers in the UK have found noticeable differences in the facial movements of unborn babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy.
A U.S. consumer advocacy group says pregnant women should be urged to avoid all caffeine during pregnancy, and that current guidelines that state that moderate amounts of caffeine are safe are outdated.
Pregnant women with clotting disorders are often prescribed daily doses of a blood-thinner in a bid to prevent a miscarriage or other complications. But a long-term clinical trial has found that the therapy is ineffective in most cases.