Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger PTSD and depression

By Jessica Hamzelou martin-dm/Getty One in six women who experience an early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder nine months later. As people can experience the symptoms of PTSD for months, it is important that women are able to access psychological support should they need it, say the researchers behind the work. It… Read More »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator

You should gain weight gradually during your pregnancy, with most of the weight gained in the last 3 months. Many doctors suggest women gain weight at the following rate: 1 to 4 pounds total during the first 3 months (first trimester) 2 to 4 pounds per month during the 4th to 9th months (second and… Read More »

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 — Pregnancy-related high blood pressure puts women at higher risk of heart disease later on, new research suggests. In the study, researchers analyzed an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women in the United Kingdom. Those who had gestational high blood pressure or preeclampsia in at… Read More »

Tylenol in Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Autism

Many view over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as safe because they don’t require a prescription. Nothing could be further from the truth. Acetaminophen, for example, (also known as paracetamol and sold under the brand name Tylenol among others) is actually one of the more dangerous drugs you can get your hands on. Despite statistics showing acetaminophen is… Read More »