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Kentucky Youth Advocates: Nearly one in five women in Kentucky smoked during pregnancy in 2018

Nearly one in five women in Kentucky smoked during pregnancy in 2018, according to the 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book that was released by Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA). While the statewide rate of smoking during pregnancy in 2018 was 18.7 percent, about the same as 2017, the number of counties with rates exceeding 30 percent rose from 22 to 24; Lee and Owsley counties continued to have...

National Diabetes Month: Experts raising awareness of gestational diabetes among pregnant Kentuckians

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service National Diabetes Month started this week, and at 14 percent, Kentucky has the third-highest rate of diabetes in the U.S. While diabetes can affect people of all age groups, experts are particularly concerned about gestational diabetes in women, or abnormal blood-sugar levels during pregnancy. An increasing body of research indicates the problem doesn’t stop...

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes expecting first child; baby boy due in December

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and her husband Andrew Grimes announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child, a boy, in December. Alison Lundergan Grimes “The journey to grow our family has not been easy,” Grimes said in making the announcement. “With the assistance of talented doctors, numerous surgeries, a supportive family and immense prayer...

Pregnancy Work Out Plan: Working out for Two!

Kara Ball is a regular contributor to GetMovingKy.com.  She is a former Zumba Instructor and current SurfSet Fitness Instructor and owns her own photography business, Kara Ball Photography.  Everyone always hears that old saying, “I’m pregnant, so I’m eating for two”. How many  times you heard a pregnant lady say, “I’m working out for two”? I’m going to go with zero. Trust me,...