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Pregnancy Health and Wellness

use of probiotics to prevent preterm labor

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Azithromycin To Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Ureaplasma-Infected Preterm Infants: Pharmacokinetics, Safety, ...

INTRODUCTION Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a disease of multifactorial etiology, causes significant morbidity and mortality in infants born preterm. Respiratory tract colonization with the genital mycoplasma species Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum is associated with risk for development of BPD in extremely low gestation infants ( 1, 2).

Cleveland Clinic - Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Infections: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

(Also Called 'Mycoplasma & Ureaplasma Infections') What are ureaplasma and mycoplasma infections? Ureaplasma and mycoplasma are among the smallest free-living bacteria. Unlike other bacteria however, these organisms lack a cell wall and live inside cells. However, they can also live in cultures outside of cells, similar to the way viruses live.

Peta L. Grigsby

Today more than 1,400 babies in the United States (1 in 8) will be born prematurely. But what does the future hold for these babies? Many survivors grow up healthy; others aren't so lucky. Even the best care cannot always spare a premature baby from lasting disabilities such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation or learning problems, chronic lung disease, and vision/hearing impairments.

Characterization of Dietary Patterns in the Danish National Birth Cohort in Relation to Preterm Birth

Martin Gerbert Frasch, Editor Abstract A total of seven dietary patterns were extracted by principal component analysis, characterized and visualized by color-coded spider plots, and referred to as: Vegetables/Prudent, Alcohol, Western, Nordic, Seafood, Candy and Rice/Pasta/Poultry.

Low-fat yoghurt intake in pregnancy associated with increased child asthma and allergic rhinitis risk: a prospective ...

Abstract Dairy products are important sources of micronutrients, fatty acids and probiotics which could modify the risk of child asthma and allergy development. To examine the association of dairy product intake during pregnancy with child asthma and allergic rhinitis at 18 months and 7 years in the Danish National Birth Cohort, data on milk and yoghurt consumption were collected in mid-pregnancy (25th week of gestation) using a validated FFQ ( n 61 909).

Increased maternal fat consumption during pregnancy alters body composition in neonatal mice

Abstract Maternal overnutrition prior to and during gestation causes pronounced metabolic dysfunction in the adult offspring. However, less is known about metabolic adaptations in the offspring that occur independently of postnatal growth and nutrition. Therefore, we evaluated the impact of excess maternal dietary lipid intake on the in utero programming of body composition, hepatic function, and hypothalamic development in newborn (P0) offspring.

IFPA Guide to Using Essential Oils in Pregnancy

IFPA Guide to Using Essential Oils in Pregnancy

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

In this section: Safety involves a state of being free from risk or occurrence of injury, harm, or danger. Individuals who practice aromatherapy need to be aware of the safety issues involved with using essential oils in order to avoid potential adverse effects.