According to a new study, unusually hot or cold weather can have an effect on the weight of the baby to be born.
What is the effect on baby's birth weight?
Researchers found that women who were exposed to extreme heat or cold during their pregnancy were more likely to give birth to abnormally lower children, despite the fact that they were not pregnant anymore. "note that it is important for people to be aware of the fact that global warming can have such profound effects and similar effects" - data from more than 220,000 babies born in 19 different US hospitals between 2002 and 2008 were analyzed. Tests for the daily routine of nursing homes, the trimesters of each pregnancy, and the average duration of pregnancy are Children weighing 2.5 kg or less are more likely to give birth. Obviously, the breadth of the chart was tested for the time of day in the city. So, for example, even in a Massachusetts hospital, the temperature in a Miami hospital is as low as 20 degrees Celsius. They are 2.5 times more likely to give birth to a smaller weight babylike those who have not been involved in extreme weather conditions.
Don't get out in the cold or in the heat"While we don't know more about the request, all we can do is advise expectant mothers to avoid being out in the event of extreme weather whenever possible," he said. Pauline Mendola, epidemiologist, leader of the research.We still do not know exactly what causes the change in baby weight, but researchers suspect that extreme cold or warm temperature can prevent the blood from flowing freely, the results were unchanged even when factors such as the sex of the baby or the mother's BMI index were taken into account. However, factors such as how much time a pregnant mother spent outdoors, how often refrigerated or heated equipment was used - could also influence the results. However, this new study extreme weather conditions increase the likelihood of premature birth.These are also related to this topic:
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