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If you are pregnant, your doctor may be the greatest threat to your child’s developing brain. Let me explain. During pregnancy, your immune response is more prone to systemic inflammation than when you are not pregnant. This type of response may be harmful to the developing fetus and an unintended consequence of your body protecting itself throughout pregnancy. For example, scientists know that women infected with the flu early ...Read full article...
By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MAY 1, 2012 A new study published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that when pregnant women are exposed to moderate levels of a common pesticide knows as Chlorpyrifos or CPF, their children tend to experience changes in the structure of their brains. These changes, the study says, are long lasting and often result in lower levels of intelligence. “Prenatal exposure to ...Read full article...
By JULIE -ANNE BARNES | MAIL ONLINE | APRIL 1, 2012 Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being born obese. In a world first, dangerously overweight mothers-to-be in four British cities have started taking a diabetes drug during their pregnancy. The doctors behind the controversial NHS trial say that obesity among pregnant women is reaching epidemic proportions and they need to ...Read full article...