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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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What to Do If You Catch a Cold When Pregnant

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?

Better health for women involved in clinical trials

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary...

Dr. Virginia Apgar: Changing perceptions in medicine

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

In the first of a series on female role models in medicine, we look at the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Apgar - the creator of the Apgar score.

Daylight savings time impacts miscarriage rates among select IVF patients, study finds

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Daylight savings time (DST) contributes to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) who had had a prior pregnancy loss according to new research out of Boston...

Exposure to nicotine before and after birth causes hearing difficulties in children

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new mouse study investigates the neurological impact of perinatal exposure to nicotine. The findings suggests nicotine impacts the offspring's hearing.

Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Scientists find clue to why Zika, but not its close relatives, causes birth defects

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The most frightening aspect of Zika virus has been its ability to produce severe fetal birth defects during pregnancy, especially microcephaly - a small head.

Fetal exposure to bisphenol A disrupts the body's endocrine system

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

New mouse study shows prenatal exposure to bisphenol A increases obesity risk in the offspring by lowering sensitivity to an appetite-controlling hormone.

Male contraceptive proves effective as alternative to vasectomy

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new trial in adult rhesus monkeys tests the effectiveness of Vasalgel - a non-hormonal gel developed as a long-term form of male contraception.

Is licorice intake during pregnancy linked to ADHD in offspring?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have associated high licorice intake in pregnancy with the development of poorer memory and ADHD-like behaviors in offspring.

Oyxtocin-like hormone from insects could prevent preterm labor

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers managed to isolate a hormone from the black garden ant, replicate it synthetically, and test its effect on uterine contractions.

Preterm delivery puts women at risk of cardiovascular disease

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the link between giving birth prematurely and the mother's risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life.

Study finds children exposed to complications at birth at risk of autism

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a Kaiser...

Re-assessing "at risk" cutoffs for birth weight

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A research article published in PLOS Medicine contributes to the evidence base regarding the use of population charts for detection of fetal growth disorders and how best to determine risk of...

Premature birth risk linked to bacteria in vagina and cervix

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study finds that the risk of a pregnant woman giving birth prematurely may be linked to the type of microbiota in her vagina and cervix.

Hospital-led interventions associated with significant reduction in cesarean rate

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant...

Vitamin A deficiency may cause Alzheimer's to begin in the womb

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research suggests that the biochemical reactions responsible for Alzheimer's disease may begin as early as the womb. Vitamin A plays a crucial role.

Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products.

Large study finds 14 new genetic disorders in children

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

The largest genetic study to be performed in children with previously undiagnosed developmental disorders uncovers 14 new mutations.

How effective and safe is hormone treatment in pregnant women with mild thyroid problems?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Thyroid hormone treatment is associated with a decreased risk of pregnancy loss among women with mild thyroid problems, finds a study published by The BMJ.

In utero conditions can affect a teen's brain development

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows that what happens to a fetus in the womb can affect the brain later in life.

Postpartum depression & anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

On the surface, postpartum depression (PPD) looks much like other forms of depression.

Mother's BMI during pregnancy has little effect on risk of childhood obesity

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers' genes during pregnancy, not BMI, are linked to obesity risk in childhood and adolescence, according to new research by the University of Bristol.

Number of women who take maternity leave has stalled: Study finds less than half of U.S. women taking leave are paid

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found.

Scientists initiate first ethical guidelines for organs cultivated in vitro

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In the professional journal Science, Jürgen Knoblich, a leading authority on stem cells and deputy director of the IMBA (Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)...