THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby. In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Searses address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby’s brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more. Overflowing with the most up-to-date information, digestible and doable tips, and advice for every worry–and written in the Searses’ trademark reassuring tone that makes their books long-term bestsellers–THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK is the must-have resource to fit the greater demands of today’s savvy parents.
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National Study Of Flu Vaccine Safety During Pregnancy – Results
A national study was launched by the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS), a collaboration between investigative teams at Boston University and UC San Diego, and coordinated by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. An investigative team from Boston University interviewed 4,191 mothers from four regional centers in the U.S. who had either delivered a baby with one of 41 specific birth defects or delivered an infant without defects. They compared the use of influenza vaccine in the two groups during the 2009 – 2011 seasons. In their analysis of birth defects, Dr. Carol Louik, ScD, lead investigator of that team, stated “We found no evidence of an increase in risk for the most commonly-occurring specific major birth defects, which were the focus of the study, if a woman received the flu shot in pregnancy.
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