Tag Archives: Birth

Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

By Dr. Mercola If you think your birth control pill is the best pregnancy prevention tool there is, you may be surprised by new research looking into its failure rates. Compared to other forms of protection, the Pill failed miserably, which only adds to the myriad of reasons why you should heavily question its use.… Read More »

Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To standardize dosing, prescriptions were converted to fluoxetine equivalents, and a longitudinal cluster analysis was performed.  The outcomes observed in this study… Read More »

Babies ‘face birth defect risk if their mothers take penicillin alternatives during pregnancy’

Babies face a higher risk of birth defects if their mothers take penicillin alternatives during pregnancy, study warns Researchers said they were concerned about the safety of macrolide antibiotics These are penicillin alternatives used to treat skin, lung and genital infections Around three per cent of pregnant woman are given the drugs, they found But… Read More »

Vaccines for women: Before conception, during pregnancy, and after a birth

The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lawmakers Need To Pass Laws To End All Vaccine Exemptions; Lessons On The Decreasing Birth Rate In The U.S.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: No Religious Exemptions From Vaccines  Failing to vaccinate your child against measles because it’s against your beliefs isn’t a crime, but perhaps it should be.This year’s measles outbreak, the nation’s worst in 25 years, stands at 839 reported cases in 23… Read More »