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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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Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.

Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many pregnant women wonder how much alcohol is safe to drink. Find out what a new study advises and why experts criticize the lack of good-quality data.

Birth control while breast-feeding: What are the options?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are the options for birth control when breast-feeding? We look at the pros and cons of different methods, and how they may affect breast-feeding.

How to deal with becoming a new parent

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The prospect of becoming a parent can be overwhelming. In this Spotlight feature, we give some basic but vital tips to help you to weather the storm.

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

Mobile phone use while pregnant not linked to child neurodevelopment problems

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mobile phone use during pregnancy is unlikely to have any adverse effects on child neurodevelopment, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Genes can explain preterm birth

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Six genetic variables can explain the length of pregnancy and preterm delivery, according to a major international study.

Schizophrenia: Could lack of nutrients in pregnancy be a cause?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Using mice, scientists identify a mechanism that links lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in pregnancy to schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring.

What happens to the immune system during pregnancy?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists used to think that a woman's immune system had to be repressed during pregnancy. But new research shows that the tale is more complex.

Breast-feeding tied to lower risk of endometriosis diagnosis

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that women who breast-feed have a lower risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, with longer duration conferring the lowest risk.

Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at a much greater risk of type 2 diabetes than women without the syndrome.

Sacral dimple: Symptoms and complications

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about sacral dimples. What are sacral dimples, who do they affect, and what complications could these clefts lead to?

1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their...

Study shows improved survival among premature babies, risk of developmental delay remains high

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Survival of preterm babies has increased worldwide. Recent studies have focused on outcomes of extremely preterm children (born at 22-26 weeks' gestation), but outcomes of children born very and...

New technique overcomes genetic cause of infertility

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.

Human milk sugars may protect against group B strep

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study presented at a conference finds that some breast milk contains sugars that may protect against group B strep microbial and biofilm infection.

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature...

How do babies breathe in the womb?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

How do babies breathe in the womb? Find out here about how babies develop in the womb during pregnancy. Learn more about lung development and breath here.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Birth control pill tied to reduced risk

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A large Swedish study has found that women who had used contraceptive pills had less risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who had not.

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).