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Impaired liver function during pregnancy can increase obesity risk in kids, says study

The most common liver disease during pregnancy, Intrahepatic cholestasis (ICP) decreases the release of digestive fluid bile from the liver causing bile acids to build up in the blood. This could affect liver function and cause severe itching in mothers.

Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Eating pineapple during pregnancy: Can eating pineapple impact your pregnancy? We asked a gynaecologist whether it is safe to have pineapples during the trimesters.


Winter skincare solutions for pregnant women

Always use an essential oil and moisturiser-based face-wash. Do not use hard drying soaps or scrubbers that can strip off the essential oils produced by the skin. Further, opt for glycerine-based body washes in winter

The challenges for fertility treatment in India

The cost of IVF procedure in India varies from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. Cost can be a limiting factor for many couples who want to opt for this procedure. There is a need to take fertility treatment from 'out of pocket' to the insured space.

Mothers reveal the worst place their water broke

"I was in an elevator with one of my supervisors after getting off work. It was the most awkward ride of my life." -Kaiju_Beatdown

How can you deal with breast cancer during pregnancy?

It is possible to breastfeed if only a part of the breast is removed, but there could be scar tissue and decreased production of milk. Feeding is possible in the breast that is not affected.


Infections during pregnancy can cause psychiatric disorders in baby: Study

For the study, researchers experimented on mice to see how infections in mothers can cause the stem and precursor cells to neuronal cells in the brain to impair the brain development of a foetus.

Prenatal pollution exposure linked to negative effect on heart rate variability in infants: Study

The researchers said that air pollution's negative effect on heart rate variability was previously found to cause heart disease, asthma, allergies, and mood or behavioral disorders in older children, adolescents, and adults.

Using consumer products during pregnancy can lower kids' IQ, says study

The chemicals in the products include bisphenol A (BPA), found in plastic food and drink containers, pesticides, phthalates and other chemicals.

Diwali safety tips for pregnant women and dangers of pollution

Diwali 2019 safety tips: For pregnant women, it is advisable to avoid crowded public places for long hours, since there is a high chance of inhaling smoke, paints and dust. If there is any such activity happening around you, allow fresh air to pass through the windows.