Staying Healthy During Pregnancy


Please click on the links below for some great articles on staying healthy during pregnancy.

How to Stay Healthy While You Are Pregnant 

Planning Your Healthiest Pregnancy by Age

Stress During Pregnancy Affects Fetal Development

Extreme Morning Sickness

9 Tips to Prevent Flu During Pregnancy

Dental Care and Pregnancy Tips

Battling Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Should Not Be an Excuse to Stop Exercising

Women Trying to Conceive or in First 3 Months of Pregnancy, Should Not Drink Alcohol; New Guidelines Recommend



Teen Pregnancy Rates, Bed Rest, and Developmental Delays


California Teen Birth Rates Drop 60 Percent Thanks To Sex Education

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Adolescent Pregnancy & Unsafe Abortions

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Weight Gain Early in Pregnancy Means Bigger Babies

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Pregnancy Bed Rest Doesn’t Seem to Help

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Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children

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Home Digital Pregnancy Test Indicates Week of Conception

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Babies’ Non-Verbal Communication Skills Can Help Predict Outcomes in Children at High Risk of Developing Autism


“Babies’ non-verbal communication skills can help predict outcomes in children at high risk of developing autism October 1, 2012 in Autism spectrum disorders Approximately 19 percent of children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop Autism due to shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities, according to previous studies.”

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When Children’s Tantrums Indicate More Serious Issues


Aggressive tantrums, are unusual and could signal a larger problem.So, as a parent, how do you know if your children’s tantrums indicate mental illness?

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Standing Babies Stay Steady When Focused


Laura Claxton, a Purdue assistant professor of health and kinesiology, interacts with 1-year-old Kenzie Korchnak, after participating in a Purdue motor development study. Claxton’s recent findings show that babies learning to stand may look wobbly, but they are really in more control than they appear, especially when they focus and hold on to an object like a toy. Her work is published in  the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. (Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock)

"Babies learning to stand often sway and appear out of control, but in this study, once we handed them a toy their standing posture improved and they were more stable," said Laura Claxton, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology who studies motor development in children. "Even though babies are top heavy and their neuromuscular systems are immature, this shows infants have more control when standing than many believe. Without the toy to hold, they go right back to being unstable."

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Differentiating Features of BD, Early On-Set Identified.


Research findings published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology have identified differentiating features between early-onset bipolar disorder (BD) and combined attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD-C).

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