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Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Pregnancy is a very important and exciting time. Ob-gyn doctors provide care and support throughout pregnancy that includes care and screenings before pregnancy, complete prenatal care for mom and baby, prenatal screening and ultrasound, nutritional couns

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Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some women

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages.

Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep disorders among pregnant women are associated with early birth. Insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to double the risk of early preterm birth.

Caput succedaneum: Symptoms, causes, and outlook

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Caput succedaneum is a buildup of bloody fluid on the part of a baby's skull that emerges first at birth. The condition often resolves itself. Learn more.

Could vitamin B-3 be the answer to miscarriages and birth defects?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests.

Increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as US opioid epidemic accelerates

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the US, about every 25 minutes an infant is born with signs of drug withdrawal (also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome).

Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk, says new report

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new report that updates the evidence on breast cancer says that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing it both before and after the menopause.

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases with increased weight gain between pregnancies, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Linn Sorbye of the...

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of a range of disorders, related to alcohol affecting fetal development. Learn about at the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Babies of overweight, obese, or diabetic mothers have an increased risk of lung problems

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Babies born to women who are overweight, obese or have diabetes during their pregnancy have less mature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies.

Preterm birth and low birth weight linked to air pollution exposure early in pregnancy, study finds

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exposure to air pollution early in a pregnancy could increase risk for preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, and published in...

Seven health benefits of biotin

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Biotin is a B-vitamin that has benefits for hair, nails and skin, to name a few. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of biotin in this article.

Premenopause vs. perimenopause: Symptoms and stages

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are premenopause and perimenopause? In this article, learn about the symptoms of these different stages of the menopause, and how to manage them.

Implantation bleeding: Causes and symptoms

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the bleeding that occurs when a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus, including signs and symptoms, and when to see a doctor.

Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autism

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study found that antidepressant medications taken during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism in children - although the effect appears to be limited.

High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and...

How to stop breast-feeding: Nine tips for weaning

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Knowing when to stop breast-feeding and how to wean properly can be difficult. In this article, learn how to make weaning easier for parent and child.

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by...

Experimental Zika virus vaccines restrict in utero virus transmission in mice

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two experimental vaccines can restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and can prevent Zika virus-induced placental damage and fetal demise, according to new findings...

Exclusion of mothers-to-be from clinical studies unfair and potentially harmful

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The widely accepted principle that mums-to-be are a 'vulnerable' group unfairly excludes them from taking part in clinical studies, and perpetuates the knowledge void around the impact of drugs taken...

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to general population

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to the general population, according to a study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online.

Women exposed to smoke while in womb more likely to miscarry

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women exposed to cigarette smoke while in their mothers' wombs are more likely to experience miscarriage as adults, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.

Is 'ovarian tissue freezing' superior to egg freezing?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many women are turning to egg freezing to promote fertility, but what happens when it isn't an option because of special medical or other conditions?

Pulse rate monitoring before a C-section can improve maternal health

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study shows tracking pulse rate can determine whether a woman needs blood pressure regulating medication after a spinal block before a Caesarian section.

Study links maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioral problems in boys

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.

Coffee: The science behind the health claims

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Coffee consumption has been linked to a range of health benefits, but there are risks for some coffee lovers. Find out what the latest research says.