Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New study into possible harmful effects of paracetamol during pregnancy

There’s been a study in the US about Tylenol, paracetamol to you and me, linking it to ­causing harm to an unborn child. Paracetamol is thought of as safe by most pregnant women, and I don’t want to spread alarm, but the study is worth taking notice of. It’s from world-class researchers and it’s been… Read More »

Iron-Deficiency Anemia During Pregnancy Affects Child’s Brain Development

We often talk about the importance of planning for pregnancy.  In these discussions, we emphasize the importance of supplementation with folic acid as a means of decreasing risk for birth defects and improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children.  A recent study indicates that adequate levels of iron may also play an important role in fetal brain… Read More »

Stress in pregnancy ‘makes child personality disorder more likely’

The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests. Even moderate prolonged stress may have an impact on child development and continue after a baby’s birth, it said. More than 3,600 pregnant women in Finland… Read More »