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When mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, their babies were less likely to develop eczema according to a new study completed in Finland.
Probiotics are the “good bacteria” needed for good bowel health. Our intestines have both good and bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria overrun the good, you can get a number of intestinal problems, such as diarrhea, yeast infections and inflammatory bowel disease. Probiotics, or good bacteria, help to stop the growth of the bad bacteria and can regulate intestinal problems. Probiotics are found in yogurt with the words “live and active cultures” on the label and are also available in supplement form.
The Research Study
The study included 241 pregnant women, all with a history of allergies, who were divided into two groups. One group took a probiotic formula to be mixed in a glass of water each day. The other group received a bacteria-free powder to mix with water – a placebo. T...
The FDA is reminding health care professionals of the risk of major birth defects (MBDs) in babies exposed to one of the few medications to be FDA approved for Migraine prevention during the mother's pregnancy. Valproate sodium and related medications subject to this warning include: divalproex sodium: Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER valproate sodium: Depacon valproic acid: Depakene and Stavzor Women who take these medications during pregnancy have an increased risk of giving birth to children with neural tube defects and other major birth defects, such as craniofacial defects and cardiovascular malformations. In the United States, about 1 in 1,500 babies is born with a neural tube defect. The risk of neural tube defects is much higher in babies born to mothers treated with valproate during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, with the risk increasing to 1 in 20 babies. Studies in the general population show that folic acid supplementation prior to conception and du...
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