Pregistry Newsletter- September 7, 2020

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WHAT IS A NEANDERTHAL GENE AND WHY IS IT GOOD FOR PREGNANCY?

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution found that women who have inherited a certain gene from early human Neanderthals may have inherited benefits that increase fertility and lower risk of miscarriage. Read the full article here!

EXPERT REPORT

PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER DURING PREGNANCY

You’re in your third trimester and you start to be jerked out of sleep because your leg is kicking uncontrollably. Maybe you kicked off the covers or kicked your sleep partner. After a few nights of kicking and waking, you are exhausted during the day. You could be experiencing a sleep movement disorder that is more common during pregnancy, called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). PLMD is a close cousin of another movement disorder in pregnancy, restless leg syndrome (RLS). Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report about RLS written by one of our doctors!

LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG

TEMPERATURE RISE AND OTHER NORMAL PREGNANCY CHANGES CONFUSED WITH COVID-19

Your body temperature is up slightly, it’s a little difficult to breathe, and your sense of smell is not right. You google these symptoms and are horrified to find that the search has brought up several articles about COVID-19. Is this what you are likely to have and should you go find a place to get tested? The answer is that it depends on a variety of factors —the severity of your symptoms first of all, as well as the context in which they are occurring, including whether you have other symptoms, such as a cough, and one other factor: might you be pregnant? Read more here!

PREGISTRY FEATURES 

MY PHOTO GALLERY

Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Photo Gallery, where you can upload photos of your growing bump and add text to remember what it was like to be pregnant at that time. Then, generate a beautiful video with our exclusive tool and save it or share it with friends and family. All for free! Learn more here!

Pregistry’s vision is a world in which all pregnant women and their health care providers have the accurate information they need to successfully treat medical conditions that occur during pregnancy and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. 
Sarita Balaban
Sarita Balaban is an undergraduate student at Touro College Los Angeles. As a Digital Marketing Associate, Sarita edits Pregistry's weekly newsletter and designs images for our social medial channels.

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