• There may be a link between the flu shot and miscarriage - but pregnant women should still get the vaccine

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    In September 2017, a study found a link between miscarriage and getting a flu shot during the first trimester of pregnancy .
    It doesn't prove that the flu shot causes miscarriages.
    It's also just one preliminary study, so it doesn't change existing recommendations.
    Doctors say pregnant women should still get the flu shot.
    Back in September 2017, a study published in the journal Vaccine discovered a potential connection between miscarriages and getting the flu shot in the first trimester of pregnancy.
    The researchers had previously done a similar study to test the safety of the vaccine in...
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  • Eating disorders are alarmingly common among pregnant women, and almost no one talks about it

    Eating disorders are alarmingly common among pregnant women, and almost no one talks about it

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Research suggests that roughly 1 in 20 pregnant women are suffering from an eating disorder .
    Physical and emotional changes during pregnancy - and the postpartum period - can exacerbate these already life-threatening illnesses.
    Many choose to shoulder their condition in silence, fearing judgment if they tell family, friends, or doctors.
    Warning: This story contains descriptions of EDs that may be triggering for those in recovery or currently struggling with one of the disorders.
    By some measures, Jaquie Keith had a normal, uneventful pregnancy. She had no serious complications. She gained...
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