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A clear cause and effect Scientists looked at data from more than 30, women and their babies in 18 studies.
High blood pressure actually causes infants to be smaller, likely because decreased blood flow allows fewer nutrients to get to baby. However, the genetic scores cannot be changed by lifestyle factors. We did the same with different genetic scores for other factors such as glucose and lipid levels.
Once they proved the cause and effect, the researchers looked at the question of why. The sugar causes the baby to produce more insulin, which acts a growth hormone.
But, the authors say, this is only part of the story. After testing for levels of certain fats [triglycerides] and high cholesterol, they found no evidence that they influenced the growth of the baby. Higher and lower birth weights have risks for newborns, such as birth injury and blood sugar problems for big babies, and breathing and developmental issues for small babies.
Also, "being born very small or very large is associated with risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes in later life, but the causes underlying these associations are poorly understood," Freathy and Lawlor say.
Pregnancy is not a time for dieting, but your doctor can give you strategies for healthy eating and moderate exercise that can help ensure a healthy birth weight for your baby. In addition, the authors say to make sure to have routine prenatal checkups, which include checking blood pressure and glucose.Out of all the registered mothers’ outcome was better in mothers who got booked in the 1 st trimester.
Similarly, the birth weight of babies seemed to be influenced significantly by the number of antenatal visits made by the mother (crude OR , 95% CI –, p ). Micronutrients are necessary for fetal growth.
However increasingly pregnant women are nutritionally replete and little is known about the effect of maternal micronutrient intakes on fetal adiposity in mothers with increased BMI. The aim of this study was to examine the association of maternal dietary micronutrient intake with neonatal size and adiposity in a cohort at risk of macrosomia.
2/14/ AM - A recent study carried out by scientists at the University of Nottingham reveals that weaning babies with solid finger food can help them develop healthier food preferences later .
Study protocol: An investigation of mother-infant signalling during Pregnant mothers will be recruited at and four home visits will be carried out at 2. It occurs in about 1 out of births, risk is much greater in mothers who are unusually young or old.
Fragile X syndrome A disorder produced by injury to a gene on the X chromosome, producing mild to moderate mental retardation.
The results of an animal model study carried out by Ali et al. () showed that feeding rats on B.
breve, Lactobacillus paracasei plus yogurt culture or on B. breve plus yogurt culture enhanced rats’ body weight gain during gestation and after parturition over the basal control diet.