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Pregnancy and Health
Researchers found a significant positive association between vasodilatation - the ability of artery walls to expand - and insulin sensitivity in women with preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension).
Research at Kaiser Permanente of nearly 50,000 participants showed that pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse early in their pregnancy can achieve the same health outcomes as pregnant women with no substance abuse.
Personal health behaviors and family history have a significant impact on the potential for a healthy pregnancy, yet very few women receive preconception counseling before becoming pregnant
Children of mothers who gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight at age seven.