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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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HIV transmission from mother-to-child at all time low in UK and Ireland

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The number of mothers passing the HIV virus to their babies has fallen to a new record low in the UK and Ireland thanks to the very high take-up of antenatal HIV screening and treatment which...

Erythroblastosis Fetalis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Erythroblastosis fetalis is a potentially fatal condition. Learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments with this article.

Back to the start: Re-activation of embryonic genes leads to muscle aging

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The development of the embryo during pregnancy is one of the most complex processes in life.

Does vitamin D level at birth predict risk of MS?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring.

Evaluating mitochondrial replacement in families with mitochondrial disease

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:00 PST

Mitochondria carrying disease-causing mutations have, in human eggs, been replaced with healthy donor mitochondria in a small proof-of-principle study published online in Nature.

IUD vs. Pill: What Contraceptive Method is Best for Me?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the birth control pill and what is an IUD? Learn about things to consider when choosing between the two and other contraception options.

Maternal flu not linked to autism in offspring, study finds

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Some studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case.

CDC, US and Brazilian researchers find evidence of onset of Zika-associated microcephaly and other neurologic complications after birth

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

CDC researchers in collaboration with researchers from the United States and Brazil investigated the first series of infants with laboratory evidence of congenital Zika virus infection documented...

Lying flat on back in late pregnancy may raise stillbirth risk

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.

Pregnancy later in life may improve cognition in old age

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.

Many mothers feel guilt, stigma about infant feeding choices

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Two new studies find many mothers feel negative emotions about their choice of infant feeding method, particularly if they are formula-feeding.

First-time birth in later life may increase longevity

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between maternal age at first childbirth, the number of times mothers have been pregnant, and longevity.

Winter conception increases mothers' diabetes risk

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk...

Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause lifelong problems in offspring

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new mouse study suggests maternal gut bacteria may explain why prenatal stress leads to lifelong anxiety and cognitive problems in offspring.

Mother's blood sugar measurement associated with baby's congenital heart disease risk

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:00:00 PST

For the first time, researchers have shown that the level of blood sugar measured in the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with the risk of delivering a baby with congenital heart...

Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood.

Ways to Induce Labor: Medical and Natural Options

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour.

Particle clusters named a culprit in premature birth

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study of more than 100 pregnant women pinpoints the abnormal buildup of mineral-protein clusters in amniotic fluid (AF) as a potential culprit in premature birth.

Alcohol damage to fetus measured by new blood test

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders include physical and mental disabilities. New research finds a way to predict the extent of the damage at an early stage.

Northern Irish women have only half the recommended iodine levels at critical stage of pregnancy

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Pregnant Northern Irish women do not get enough iodine through their diet and do not know enough about how to address their deficiency, according to preliminary research presented at the Society...

Thyroid medicine found to reduce preterm birth, stillbirth

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines whether common thyroid medication benefits pregnant women with mild hypothyroidism and their newly born infants.

Inflammation drug reduces chance of pre-term birth

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A drug that reduces inflammation has the potential to prevent pre-term birth before symptoms even have a chance to appear.

Antibody found to protect fetus against Zika

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Zika infection in pregnancy can cause microcephaly. A new study found an antibody called ZIKV-177 protected pregnant mice and their fetuses against Zika.

WSU study reveals non-invasive prenatal genetic test is accurate five weeks into pregnancy

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one...

Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.