Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study: Smoking During Pregnancy Linked To Smaller Babies In Future

Researchers have found that smoking at the start of pregnancy may link to having a smaller baby in future pregnancies. The study has been published in ‘PLOS One Journal’. The findings showed that women who smoked at the start of their first pregnancy were more likely to have a baby born smaller than expected in their second pregnancy compared to non-smokers. This was even the case where they reported quitting by the start of their second pregnancy. The biological relationship between smoking during pregnancy and a baby’s birth weight from the same pregnancy is well established. However, until now there has been limited evidence on the impact of maternal smoking on following pregnancies. In this study, the researchers found that for women who did not smoke at the start of either pregnancy, there was no extra risk of a small for gestational age (SGA)…

Hollywood

Ashley Graham Shares ‘Crazy’ Pregnancy Moments

Ashley Graham, who is expecting twin boys with her husband Justin Ervin, is documenting her pregnancy journey on social media. The model posted a collection of images to her Instagram on Wednesday — with the first showing her leaning back in the arms of husband Justin Ervin while a friend supported her hips with a scarf. According to People magazine, Graham is currently expecting twin boys with Ervin, after welcoming son Isaac Menelik Giovanni last year. “Couple of crazy things in my camera roll,” Graham captioned the post, which also included a closeup of her pregnant belly with glass suction cups during a cupping session. Other images saw little Isaac playing with a toy truck, along with pictures of Graham’s baby bump and legs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A…

Bollywood

Neha Dhupia Shares Her Dubbing Experience For ‘Sanak’ During Pregnancy

Actor Neha Dhupia, who is currently expecting her second child with actor Angad Bedi, recently went to a studio to dub for her project, titled ‘Sanak’. On Friday, she took to Instagram to share her experience of dubbing for the upcoming project during her pregnancy. “Dubbing for an action film in your third trimester is a different ball game … of course I had no idea when I was shooting that I would be coming back to dub some bits in this state … Somewhere between the breathlessness and the backache and the burps the only way out was to sit and get thru as opposed to always standing and recreating the force,” Neha wrote. Neha also spoke about why she loves dubbing and how the process of dubbing is different during pregnancy.“I love dubbing … it gives you the opportunity to recreate so…

Hollywood

Colin Jost Confirms Scarlett Johansson Pregnancy Rumours

American comedian Colin Jost has recently confirmed rumours about his wife Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy. Page Six confirmed the news from the comedian and he said that he “can’t wait to become a dad.” The 39-year-old recently performed at a stand-up gig at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut over the weekend, where he said, “We’re having a baby, it’s exciting,” according to a source in the audience.Page Six revealed back in July that the Marvel star is expecting the couple’s first child and is due soon. On a related note, the ‘Black Widow’ actor already has a 6-year-old daughter named Rose from her previous marriage to Frenchman Romain Dauriac. After three years of dating, she tied the knot with Jost in an intimate wedding ceremony last year. Rumours of Johansson’s pregnancy first sparked in June after the actor skipped out on several ‘Black Widow’ events.…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study reveals COVID-19 during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth

California [US]: According to a large study led by researchers at UC San Francisco, pregnant individuals who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth.The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘The Lancet Regional Health – Americas’. The risk of very preterm birth, which occurs at less than 32 weeks of gestation, was 60 per cent higher for people infected with COVID-19 at some point in their pregnancy, while the risk of giving birth at less than 37 weeks (all preterm births) was 40 per cent higher in those with infection. For those who also had hypertension, diabetes and/or obesity as well as COVID-19, the risk of preterm birth rose 160 per cent. “Preterm birth is associated with many challenging outcomes for pregnant people and babies, and very preterm births carry…

City News Delhi

Delhi HC allows pregnant woman to medically terminate 22-week foetus

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed a woman who was 22 weeks pregnant to undergo medical termination as the fetus was suffering from serious abnormalities. Justice Rekha Palli’s direction came while considering the report of the medical board of AIIMS, which agreed with the submission of the petitioner. “The petitioner (woman) is allowed to terminate the pregnancy, ” the court said. The court was hearing a petition filed by the 32-year-old petitioner, who has completed twenty-two weeks of the gestation period, seeking permission to undergo medical termination of her pregnancy. The petitioner’s advocate Sneha Mukherjee said that as per the ultrasound and sonography report and the opinion of her treating doctor at Lady Hardinge Hospital, it emerges that her fetus is suffering from various defects and abnormalities and therefore, the continuation of the pregnancy to its full term not…