Other content tagged: pregnancy

New baby? New app!

Saving precious moments on new Baby+ app It is a very convenient and also fun way to keep track on your pregnancy and your baby’s development using digital tools. The new Baby+ app provides parents with insightful and helpful information, a wide range of trackers, such as height, weight, sleeping and feeding patterns. So far so good, however it also comes with informative articles, guides and lullabies and it is also possible to track multiple babies, siblings for instance, at…
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Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids might be associated with a higher risk of preterm birth

For decades, there were ongoing discussions whether a high intake of fatty acids, either by eating more sea fish or by taking fish oil supplements, can reduce the risk of preterm birth, and different studies produced different results. A new study [1], published in the journal EBioMedicine, now suggests that there might be a connection between low levels of fatty acids in the blood and preterm birth. In the new study from Olsen SF et al. , researchers looked at…
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Pregnancy and Pre-eclampsia – an interview with high-risk patient Cathleen Simnick

Question: Have you ever come across the term Pre-eclampsia before or in the beginning of your pregnancy? Cathleen Simnick: Frankly speaking, I have never heard of pre-eclampsia before I got pregnant. I did know the term ‘toxemia of pregnancy’ but I had no idea what this was actually all about.  Did you notice any of the “typical” symptoms of pre-eclampsia? If so, when and in which form did they appear? During my pregnancy I had a subtle form of placental…
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