Smoking During Pregnancy Puts Child At Higher Schizophrenia Risk

While smoking during pregnancy is commonly known for affecting the physical health of the mother and child, such as low birth weight, birth defects, and preterm birth, new research shows how it also has an impact on the child’s mental health too. This study, from the same research team that found a link between smoking …

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What is PMAD and are you at risk?

Not only is May Mental Health Awareness Month, it is also Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month! If you are pregnant or have recently given birth, you may be at risk of Perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), which is the number one complication for women at this time. Watch this video to learn more about PMAD and …

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The Dangers of Having Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are growths that attach to the uterus. Many women get them, and fewer than one in one hundred fibroids become cancerous. Still, uterine fibroids can cause other difficulties, such as discomfort, heavy bleeding and fertility problems. “Each fibroid apparently arises from a single cell that has escaped the usual controls over growth,” explained …

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