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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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Shorter-time between bariatric surgery and childbirth associated with increased risk of complications for infants

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Infants who were born less than two years after a mother's bariatric surgery had higher risks for prematurity, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and small for gestational age status compared...

Stress hormone in hair could predict IVF outcomes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Women with higher levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol in their hair may be less likely to become pregnant through IVF than women with lower levels.

Strain-level genetic differences within bacterial species yield new insights into mother-infant microbiomes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Direct microbial sequencing of environmental samples, such as from ocean water, hospital surfaces, and the human gut, have illuminated the vast number of microbes present in our world.

Study shows how Group B strep foils defenses in pregnancy

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Common bacteria evade traps in placenta to rapidly infect fetus; finding should inform vaccine pursuit, investigators say.

Mom's pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn's lifespan

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women who have a higher BMI before pregnancy are likely to have newborns with shorter telomere length - a biomarker for biological age, says new research.

Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The human body can usually cope with the limited amount of detritus created from normal cellular lifecycles through the deployment of immune cells to remove the material.

Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.

Strenuous exercise seems unlikely to prolong labour or boost risk of premature birth

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

But overall quality of evidence for impact of exercise during pregnancy not strong.

SSRI use in pregnancy linked to speech, language disorders in offspring

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.

Maternal chronic disease linked to higher rates of congenital heart disease in babies

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women with congenital heart defects or type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with severe congenital heart disease and should be monitored closely in the prenatal...

Pregnancy and Depression: What's the Connection?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Depression can have an effect on mother and baby both during and after pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Fewer indications of ADHD in children whose mothers took vitamin D during pregnancy

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ years.

When is maternal immunisation ethically justified?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccination during pregnancy can protect women, foetuses and newborn children against infectious diseases - especially in developing countries.

Men conceived through IVF may inherit father's fertility problems

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The first ever analysis of men conceived though intracytoplasmic sperm injection reveals the procedure may be linked to poorer sperm count and quality.

Perinatal risk factors linked with higher risk of obsessive compulsive disorder

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A range of perinatal factors appear to be associated with higher risk for children later developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

Follow-up of 11 infants with Zika virus identifies neurological impairments

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A report on 11 infants in Brazil suggests the term "congenital Zika syndrome" be used to describe such cases because microcephaly (small head circumference) was only one of the clinical signs of...

With worrisome animal research, more focus needed on effects of cannabis on human development

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical...

Hormonal contraceptives may raise depression risk

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The use of hormonal contraceptives was linked to higher risk of depression and antidepressant use in a new study, especially for teenage girls.

Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants.

More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Although morning sickness can significantly impact a pregnant woman's life, new research shows that it could signify a healthy pregnancy.

Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown.

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.

Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Having an abortion may be followed by feelings of grief, loss, or regret, which could lead to a type of depression. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.