Parents with babies in the NICU may need extra support

For the casual visitor, the most striking thing about a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit is the noise. An orchestra of alarms beeps incessantly. The lights are dim, the shades are drawn and the air inside the NICU’s sterile environment is thick with parental anxiety.

Gestational diabetes, obesity tied to higher infant birth weight risk

Excessive gestational weight gain and prepregnancy overweight or obesity among Japanese women with gestational diabetes was associated with higher infant birth weight, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.