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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Women who have Cesarean deliveries advised to wear inflating boots to prevent blood clots

Walmart releases Huggies’ new line of designer diapers; study says teens on social media more likely to drink and other news and advice:

Obstetricians are being advised to give women having Cesarean deliveries special inflating boots, which are strapped to a patient’s legs, to lower their risk of blood clots. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say these boots should be given as a routine part of C-section deliveries, which account for a third of U.S. births. The boots, which are already used in other surgeries such as hip replacements, are used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A DVT is a blood clot in the veins that can masquerade as a leg pain. If it moves to the lungs, it can be deadly. The chance of getting DVT increases during pregnancy and six weeks after giving birth. (Associated Press via MSNBC)

Huggies has a new line of designer diapers that will be sold at Walmart. The diapers will have a camouflage, military-like design. The fancy underwear for babies is part of a growing trend by manufacturers to boost diaper sales, and, says advertising psychologist Renee Fraser, to play on women’s needs to get “compliments from other moms.” Diapers that look like jeans or have argyle prints have also been part of the trend. (USA Today via ABC News)

Teens who use social networking sites or watch “suggestive television programs” such as “Teen Mom” or “Jersey Shore” are more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs, a new study says. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that 70 percent of teens surveyed visited social networking sites, such as Facebook, on a typical day. The teens regularly participating on these sites, compared to those who did not, were five times likelier to use tobacco, three times likelier to use alcohol and twice as likely to use marijuana. (Moms at Work)

By On Parenting  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011

 
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