Prenatal pollution exposure may negatively impact neurodevelopment in child’s early life

Toddlers whose moms were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during mid- to late-pregnancy tend to score lower on measures of cognition, motor coordination and language skills, according to…

19 Benefits of Prenatal Vitamins While not Pregnant

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.  Prenatal vitamins are a great way to ensure that you and your baby are getting the nutrients you need, but what if you’re not…

Study finds persistent disparities in access to prenatal care among pregnant people

Immigrant pregnant people faced persistent inequities in obtaining timely prenatal care as compared with native-born pregnant people in the United States over an eight-year period, a factor that could be…

What parents need to know about prenatal tests

The birth of every new life is to be celebrated! Expecting parents often advised by doctors from the department of gynecology and obstetrics to consider noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Parents…

Prenatal Yoga: The Benefits and Poses to Practice

Prenatal yoga is the practice of specific postures and breathwork for pregnant women. The method allows the mother to build endurance and encourages the body, breath, and mind to relax.…

Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with reduced lung function during childhood

A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, has found that exposure to phthalates in the womb is associated…

Prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid linked to cancer risk in children of mothers with epilepsy

High-dose folic acid is protective against congenital malformations if the mother is at particular risk of having a child with congenital malformations. Treatment with antiseizure medication in pregnancy is associated…

Prenatal cannabis exposure linked with mental health problems that persist into early adolescence

Prenatal cannabis exposure following the middle of the first trimester—generally after five to six weeks of fetal development—is associated with attention, social, and behavioral problems that persist as the affected…

Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma

In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers assessed the impact of prenatal exposure to air pollution on immune perturbations.  There is evidence that…

Prenatal screening that goes beyond the common trisomies

News SPONSORED: A new webinar is set to highlight the broadened scope of non-invasive prenatal screening for pregnant women. Many professional medical bodies recommend that all pregnant women be offered…