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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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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)...



Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly.



New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.



Brain mapping premature babies can help to predict childhood disability

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that early brain mapping of white matter injury may help to predict later disability in prematurely born infants.



How Does Fibromyalgia Affect Pregnancy?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Fibromyalgia treatments may involve medical and lifestyle changes, but can they affect a pregnancy? Learn what should be considered when planning a baby.



The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.



Why do older mothers have birth complications? New study investigates

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some studies have suggested that mothers over the age of 35 are more likely to experience complications at birth. A new study investigates why this is.



Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.



Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts gender of baby

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual gender of her child.



Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

American Heart Association Scientific Statement: Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies but should seek counseling before conception to understand how their...



Recurrent pregnancy loss could be prevented with progesterone

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research gives hope to women who have tried to get pregnant but have had recurrent miscarriages. Progesterone may play a crucial role.



Boston experts release new international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Thyroid disease is a common and frequently dangerous clinical problem during pregnancy.



Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.



Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.



Brain alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.



Heartburn During Pregnancy: What to Do

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is heartburn and why do pregnant women get heartburn? Learn about treating heartburn, when to see a doctor, and what can be done to prevent it.



Benefits of morning sickness drug questioned by 40-year-old study

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PST

New information on a previously unpublished 40-year-old study raises questions about the benefits of the morning sickness drug pyridoxine-doxylamine.



How we know Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre syndrome and birth defects

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A structured analysis of the evidence confirms that infection with mosquito-borne Zika virus is a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), in addition to microcephaly and...



Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma.



Smoking while pregnant may compromise children's kidney function

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant.



History of kidney injury increases risk of pregnancy complications

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds, for the first time, that women with a history of acute kidney injury with complete clinical recovery have an increase of several...



New study busts the myth that contraceptives kill libido

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Despite the widespread belief that contraceptive pills 'kill' sexual desire, new research suggests other factors may play a more significant role.



Zika virus infection determined by reproductive cycle in mice

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Female mice may be more susceptible to vaginal Zika virus infection during a specific stage of their reproductive cycle, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology report in...



Past kidney injury may raise risk of poor pregnancy outcomes

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Women with a history of acute injury may be at greater risk of preeclampsia, early birth, and other pregnancy complications, new research finds.



White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of...