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Pregnant? A cuppa coffee won’t hurt

Is caffeine safe for a developing fetus? Yes, in moderate amounts, says a new study. The research, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, included nearly 2,200 women in the United States whose caffeine intake was measured during pregnancy. The pregnancies … Continue reading

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Is your cell phone keeping your developing baby awake?

It may be, according to findings from a small study that measured fetal reactions to cell phones and beepers. The sounds these devices emitted may disturb the sleep-and-wake cycles of fetuses. The study followed 28 pregnant obstetrics and gynecology residents, … Continue reading

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Alcohol vs. your baby’s health

It has long been understood that any amount of alcohol during pregnancy can be harmful to the growing fetus. Now, scientists have seen how drinking alcohol in pregnancy can lead to heart defects at the baby’s birth. They found a … Continue reading

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