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Low Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Linked To Language Problems In Children

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April 12, 2012

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that women with low levels of vitamin D in their blood during pregnancy increase their odds of having a child with language problems. Of the 743 pregnant women who participated in the study, those with the lowest amounts of vitamin D in their blood during their ... read more


Superfoods To Boost Energy, Strengthen Muscles, & Keep Your Body At Its Best

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April 12, 2012

With temperatures slowly rising and many parts of the country just emerging from that deep winter freeze, your body is likely longing for some warm summer sun. While there's nothing fun about blizzards, chapped lips, frozen fingers and shoveling snow, there are some powerful superfoods that can help keep your energy high, your immune system ... read more


Flu Shots During Pregnancy May Be Beneficial To Babies

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February 22, 2012

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), vaccinating pregnant women against the influenza virus appears to have a significant positive effect on birth weight in babies. The study, part of the Mother'sGift project on the safety and effectiveness of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines in pregnant women, examined 340 healthy ... read more


New Study Finds C-Section Delivery Not Always Best For Small Babies

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February 13, 2012

Contrary to coventional wisdom, Cesarean sections are no safer than vaginal delivery for infants who are born early or who are small for their age, according to a new study by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In fact, C-sections might actually lead to a greater risk of respiratory problems and other complications in these infants, ... read more


Women's HealthFirst Congratulates Dr. Eisenberg and Dr. Szela For Specialty Board Recertification

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February 8, 2012

Drs. Eisenberg and Szela have recertified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for the year 2011.  Being Board Certified instills patient confidence and connotes state-of-the-art professional knowledge.  Dr. Eisenberg's and Dr. Szela's tenures with Women's HealthFirst have  made it one of the most established and highly regarded Practices in the Northwest Suburban ... read more


Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels, Study Says

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February 8, 2012

A new study of reporductive-age women by the National Institutes of Health reveals some surprising information when it comes to women and caffeine consumption. Turns out that daily dose of caffeine may affect more than just your energy levels, depending on your race, that is. While caffeine alters estrogen levels, it appears to have different ... read more


Pregnancy Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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January 20, 2012

Carrying a child to term is a wonderful experience, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. How do you know whether that sudden ache is normal or something that warrants a late night call to your Women's HealthFirst doctor? While some symptoms may be more or less urgent depending on how far along you ... read more


Seeing Double: CDC Report Says Older Mothers, Fertility Treatments Causing Surge In Twins

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January 12, 2012

If it seems as though there are more and more twins being born, it's not because you're seeing double, it's because there are. The number of twins born in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the last three decades, a result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s when the chances ... read more


Fitness For Two: Best Exercises During Pregnancy

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January 4, 2012

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you need to forfeit your active lifestyle. In fact, regular, moderate physical activity during pregnancy can increase energy, stamina, and help prepare your body for labor. Research shows that healthy women who exercise during pregnancy have less risk of preterm delivery, are less likely to need pain relief, and ... read more


Study Shows Working Mothers Happier, Healthier Than Stay-At-Home Moms

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December 17, 2011

Caring for children often feels like a full-time job, but a new study published in December's Journal of Family Psychology finds that moms who work report feeling happier, healthier, and less depressed than moms who stay at home when their kids are babies and preschoolers. Furthermore, women who worked part-time fared the best, outperforming their ... read more