This is the second in our series on Pregnancy & Asthma. Getting pregnant when you have any chronic illness, including asthma, can be worrisome. As a new mom, you want to be sure your baby will be born healthy. And there's no reason why that can't happen, even if you do have asthma!
How Asthma Can Affect Your Baby Before Birth
As long as you can keep your asthma under control, your baby should not have any negative effects. So staying in control is good for both you and baby.
However, if your asthma control is up and down or slips altogether, your blood won't have the right levels of oxygen in it, and that means your baby may not get enough oxygen either. Lack of oxygen can affect fetal growth and development, because fetuses need a consistent supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to grow and develop.
This is not to say the occasional asthma attack is going to have a negative effect on your baby, or that if control slips every now and then, bad things will ha...
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...
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