Pregnant women with the highest vitamin D levels were significantly less likely than those with the lowest levels to have a child who developed type 1 diabetes before age 15, according to a study in the journal Diabetes.
Boot camps are moving into neighborhoods to offer a workout option for busy moms, as well as a way for them to catch up with friends. Missy Isom, owner of Moms Evolution in Cornelius, N.C., also involves babies in the workouts, sometimes having moms use them as weights.
A survey of about 300 women who gave birth during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 flu seasons found 61% of them received seasonal flu shots during their pregnancy for the 2009-2010 season and 55% during the 2010-2011 season. A second study revealed that getting flu shots during pregnancy does not increase the risk of miscarriage. Another study found that babies of women who were vaccinated during pregnancy retained some immunity for two months after birth.