According to new research, menstrual cups have found to be a safe and cost-effective alternative to tampons and pads. When compared with other widely used products, menstrual cups were found to provide almost the same level of protection against blood leakage, although there was a rare risk of toxic shock syndrome.
A new study has found that triclosan, a chemical used in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitizers, and other household items, is associated with the development of a bone disease called osteoporosis in women. The study researchers found that women with higher levels of triclosan in urine were at greater risk of having weaker bones.
According to a new study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, more pregnant women in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester. The study authors found that marijuana use in pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, could lead to birth defects.
The CDC published a report Tuesday stating that mothers are dying unnecessarily due to pregnancy and childbirth complications, which are preventable. The agency has blamed poor care and medical mistakes for the rising rates in the country’s maternal deaths. Medical providers and hospitals have been encouraged to offer better care.
According to new research, older mothers, who are above 35, have an increased risk (80 percent) of developing complications from C-sections than those who deliver vaginally. The WHO recommends C-section for roughly 10-15 percent cases in which the health of a mother or her baby is at risk. Mothers under 25 years of age are 60 percent more likely to have complications.
Prenatal exposure to marijuana may lead to a slight increase in the risk of psychosis, as per a study. After maternal knowledge of pregnancy, a small increase in psychosis proneness during middle childhood or about age 10 is expected.
Healthcare, nutrition, and fitness professionals have an important message for women who want to get rid of postpartum belly fat. They advise women to follow a healthy diet with all the essential nutrients and a specific exercise regimen to reduce postpartum abdominal fat, which they often gain during pregnancy.