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Anaemia in Early Pregnancy & ADHD

A recent study showed that women diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia in early pregnancy (less than 30 weeks gestation) were more likely to have children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  This included autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and intellectual disability. It is common for women to be diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia at the end of pregnancy.  However,…

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Maternal Selenium, Copper and Zinc Concentrations in Early Pregnancy, and the Association with Fertility

A recent Australian study set out to determine maternal zinc, selenium and copper levels and their association with fertility. Lower zinc and selenium plasma levels were associated with a longer time to conceive. Plasma copper levels were not associated with subfertility. This highlights the importance of a preconception care plan when trying to conceive.

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Preconception Care and Pregnancy Outcome

  The Foresight Preconception Association in the U.K. carried out a study involving 367 couples who took part in a preconception health care program. Among the participating couples, 217 (59%) had a previous history of reproductive problems: 136 were infertile 139 had a history of miscarriages 11 had a stillborn 40 were small-for-dates 15 were…

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Reducing Your Risk Of Miscarriage

  One miscarriage is heartbreaking but having more than one is devastating.  It is common for couples to seek help with recurrent miscarriages only to be told there is no medical reason for it. About 10% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage and that increases to 20% if you include unknown pregnancies. Most early miscarriages…

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Healthy Egg & Sperm = Healthy Bub

  Egg comes first says honoured scientist - Professor Peter Gluckman   Professor Peter Gluckman is leading a major international project. Made up of economists, scientists, and public health experts, they hope to determine the economic and social costs of an unhealthy start to life. For the past 15 years, Dr Gluckman's team has focused…

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Nutrient Imbalances Affect Future Generations

  Effect of in utero and early-life conditions on adult health and disease - Pf. Peter Gluckman. In this paper, Dr. Gluckman reviewed the long-term influences of in-utero conditions on health. Gluckman agreed that the information passed to the foetus from the mother between conception and weaning: "is a summation of maternal nutritional experience, integrating…

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