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All Posts Tagged: Pregnancy

Gestational-Niacin

Vitamin B3 Supplementation During Pregnancy may Prevent Birth Defects in Newborn

According to a study in Australia, supplementing the diet with Vitamin B3 during pregnancy may treat molecular deficiencies in women and prevent birth defects in the newborn. Developmental geneticist Sally Dunwoodie, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, and her team have been studying the genes that influence fetal heart and bone development for over 12 years. They observed gene mutations that affect the production of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) in four families having
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SSRIs Use and Longer Umbilical Cords: A New Threat in Pregnancy

SSRIs Use and Longer Umbilical Cords: A New Threat in Pregnancy

A recent study published in the journal PLoS ONE has unveiled that Women who used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to newborns with longer umbilical cords. The researchers noted that longer umbilical cord may reduce fetal circulation, wrap around the fetus’s neck, or cause problems in later pregnancy and labor. Hitherto, mothers’ use of SSRI antidepressants has been associated with lower Apgar scores and birth weight of newborns,
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