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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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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn how long sperm cells are able to survive in a variety of environments outside the body, along with information about sperm health and fertility.

How cesarean deliveries may lead to obesity in offspring

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study may have identified the mechanism responsible for the weight gain seen in offspring born via cesarean delivery: a lack of healthful bacteria.

Pfeiffer syndrome: What to know

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PDT

We explore the genetic condition Pfeiffer syndrome including the risk factors and how it is diagnosed. Learn more about the subtypes and outlook, here.

How to cope with endometriosis

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Dealing with endometriosis and its complications can be a struggle. We have compiled the best ways to cope with endometriosis and its related pain.

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms by which smoking before and during pregnancy could raise a child's risk of cerebral palsy.

Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A new study published in The BMJ suggests that children born to mothers who use multivitamins during pregnancy may be at lower risk of autism.

Preterm adults have 'older' brains, finds study

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that adults who were born very prematurely demonstrate structural brain changes related to accelerated brain maturation.

Hematopoiesis: All you need to know

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about hematopoiesis. What is hematopoiesis and where does hematopoiesis occur? What are the different types of hematopoiesis?

Itchy nipples: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the main causes of itchy nipple. Can itchy nipple be a sign of something serious and when should a doctor be consulted?

High fluoride levels in pregnancy may lower offspring IQ

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Women who have higher levels of fluoride in their urine during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with lower intelligence, a new study reports.

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...