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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital receives visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy and parenting author

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women's Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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American Heart Association reports Higher Blood Pressure before Pregnancy may Increase Miscarriage Risk

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Elevated blood pressure before becoming pregnant and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman doesn’t have a hypertension diagnosis, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Elevated blood pressure among young adults is associated with a higher risk of heart disease later in life, and this study suggests it may also have an effect on reproductive health,” said Carrie J. Nobles, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Women pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than those pregnant at a younger age. (American Heart Association)

Women pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than those pregnant at a younger age. (American Heart Association)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Centering Program builds Bonds, brings Expectant Moms together

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – An alternative prenatal care program at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers expectant mothers greater support and preparation than traditional methods.

The concept is called CenteringPregnancy® and in addition to the traditional health assessment aspect of prenatal care, it adds interactive learning and community building. Centering® brings expectant mothers together in healthcare groups of eight to 12 women, for 10 sessions, to share in their pregnancy journey, guided by their healthcare team.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital CenteringPregnancy Program Coordinator Heather Katz answers a question about breastfeeding for program participant Spc. Marissa Enabulele, as Spc. Holly Holt and her husband Sgt. Jeremiah Holt listen during a session March 22. CenteringPregnancy is a prenatal care method that combines traditional one-on-one health assessments, interactive learning and community support. Spouses and partners may also attend the group sessions to learn and offer support as expectant mothers connect and learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery and life with a new baby. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital CenteringPregnancy Program Coordinator Heather Katz answers a question about breastfeeding for program participant Spc. Marissa Enabulele, as Spc. Holly Holt and her husband Sgt. Jeremiah Holt listen during a session March 22. CenteringPregnancy is a prenatal care method that combines traditional one-on-one health assessments, interactive learning and community support. Spouses and partners may also attend the group sessions to learn and offer support as expectant mothers connect and learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery and life with a new baby. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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American Heart Association says Short Kids may have higher future Stroke Risk

 

Stroke Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to Danish research published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.

A prospective study examined data on more than 300,000 Danish schoolchildren – born between 1930-1989 who were examined at ages 7, 10 and 13. Researchers noted that boys and girls who were 2 to 3 inches shorter than average for their age were at increased risk of clot-related (ischemic) stroke in adult men and women and of bleeding stroke in men.

A clot within a blood vessel interrupting blood flow to the brain. (American Heart Association)

A clot within a blood vessel interrupting blood flow to the brain. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Severe Pre-Eclampsia often leads to undetected High Blood Pressure after Pregnancy

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Lingering hypertension is common and may go unnoticed among women who have severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

Pre-eclampsia, which is when a woman develops hypertension and elevated protein in the urine during pregnancy, occurs in three to five percent of pregnancies in the developed world. Recent studies have shown that women with pre-eclampsia are more likely than women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy to have high blood pressure post-pregnancy.

Hypertension commonly occurs in the year following pregnancy among women who had severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. (American Heart Association)

Hypertension commonly occurs in the year following pregnancy among women who had severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Women with Pregnancy Complication may have impaired Heart Function after Delivery

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Women who develop preeclampsia earlier in pregnancy are more likely to have thickening in their heart’s left ventricle one month after delivery.

The changes were more severe among women who developed the condition early – before the 34th week of pregnancy, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017, in San Francisco.

The heart muscle changes were more severe among women who developed preeclampsia before 34 weeks of pregnancy. (American Heart Association)

The heart muscle changes were more severe among women who developed preeclampsia before 34 weeks of pregnancy. (American Heart Association)

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Miscarriage: One Woman’s Story, Part 2

 

Candace BakerClarksville, TN **Editor’s Note”  This is part 2 of a series written by Candace Baker, who shares the loss of her third child through miscarriage. The married mother of 2 is hoping that sharing her experience will help other women who have experienced the same heartbreak.  Viewer discretion is advised, as there are graphic details involved in this story.  Now, in her own words: 

When the doctor comes in she starts asking me questions and I can see the look of reassurance she is trying to give me. 

“Spotting is normal.  You’re still young, its ok.  A lot of women spot this early on in a pregnancy.”

Candace Baker and Martha

Candace Baker and Martha

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American Heart Association says Pregnancy and Heart Disease research highlighted in special Women’s-Focus Journal Issue

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Experiencing multiple pregnancies increases a woman’s risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, which includes the inaugural Go Red for Women issue.

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clotsstroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

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American Heart Association says Children born by Cesarean Section may have a Greater Risk of Obesity

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Children delivered by Cesarean section may have an increased risk for obesity compared to children born vaginally, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Compared to vaginally-delivered children, Cesarean-delivered children had 40 percent greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood. This association was even greater if their mother was overweight or obese, suggesting that among obese mothers vaginal delivery may help reduce the intergenerational association of obesity.

Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood. (American Heart Association)

Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Healthy Diet may reduce High Blood Pressure risk in Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Women with pregnancy-related diabetes  (gestational diabetes) are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life; however, a healthy diet may significantly reduce that risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

Researchers studied 3,818 women with a history of pregnancy-related diabetes enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II as a part of the ongoing Diabetes & Women’s Health Study. Over 22 years of follow-up, 1,069 women developed high blood pressure, which in turn increased their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

A healthy diet may reduce the risk that women with pregnancy-related diabetes will develop high blood pressure later in life. (American Heart Association)

A healthy diet may reduce the risk that women with pregnancy-related diabetes will develop high blood pressure later in life. (American Heart Association)

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