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During Pregnancy, Starving for Two

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Last week, new guidelines urged women to be more vigilant about weight gain during pregnancy. While much of the focus is on women who gain too much weight during pregnancy, health officials estimate that about 20 percent of pregnant women don't gain enough weight, which can lead to premature delivery, low birth weight and long-term health problems for the baby.

Behind the Statistics on TV and Teen Pregnancy

well.blogs.nytimes.com — A new study making headlines today suggests teenage girls and boys who watch a lot of steamy television are more likely to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. But a closer look at the data shows the relationship between television, sexual content and teen pregnancies is complex.

Water Aerobics in Pregnancy Lessens Labor Pain

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Moderate exercise during pregnancy appears to markedly lower a woman's need for epidural pain relief when she delivers her baby, a new study suggests. Many women hope to have natural childbirth without pain drugs but find labor so difficult they end up requesting an epidural, which provides pain relief through injection of a painkiller into the epidural space at the base of the spine.

Dieters Gain More Weight During Pregnancy

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Women who have a history of dieting are more likely to experience excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill questioned 1,200 women about their dieting history, weight and weight gain during pregnancy.

How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices

well.blogs.nytimes.com — After Mellini Kantayya, an actress who lives in Brooklyn, chatted with her Facebook friends in July about the high cost of EpiPens, she knew she had to do something. A friend in Connecticut, the mother of a child with food allergies, was facing a $600 bill for the product, an injector that delivers a lifesaving dose of epinephrine to reverse severe allergic reactions.

How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices

well.blogs.nytimes.com — After Mellini Kantayya, an actress who lives in Brooklyn, chatted with her Facebook friends in July about the high cost of EpiPens, she knew she had to do something. A friend in Connecticut, the mother of a child with food allergies, was facing a $600 bill for the product, an injector that delivers a lifesaving dose of epinephrine to reverse severe allergic reactions.

When a Mother-in-Law Controls the Food

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Over at the Consults blog there's a fascinating post about family eating issues. One reader talks about moving in with her mother-in-law, who quickly became controlling over her daughter-in-law's eating habits. I was not allowed to help myself to anything in the fridge or kitchen except bread and sometimes yogurt.
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The surprising health benefits of an electric bike  http://nyti.ms/29vu6GU 


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