Preterm Babies- Finally They Mentioned the C word.

The Health Day Reporter posted an article today citing statistics from the report:  Born A Bit Too Early: Recent Trends in Late Preterm Births, issued by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, stating that “The percentage of babies born preterm in the United States rose by more than 20 percent from 1990 to 2006, most delivered at the end of the preterm period, federal health officials report.”

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Don’t take Sulfa During Pregnancy

As a women who used to get chronic urinary tract infections, the news from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) was a bit alarming.  Apparently, they recently conducted a study which links certain antibiotics to birth defects.  The two antibiotics, nitrofurantoins and sulfonamides (typically called ‘sulfa’ drugs) have been found to increase risk of anencephaly, (a fatal malformation of the skull and brain), congenital heart defects, and various other soft-tissue defects.

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