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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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Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

In the Dutch famine of 1944–1945, rations fell to just 500 calories per day. A new study looks at how this affected the future mental health of babies.

What birth control methods take the shortest and longest time to work?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at how long it takes for birth control to work. Included is information on a variety of methods, and the duration it takes for them to be effective.

Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression.

Ectopia cordis: Survival and outlook

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Ectopia cordis occurs when the heart of a fetus develops outside of the chest. Learn about causes and treatment of this cogenital condition.

Common causes of belly button pain

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the reasons for belly button pain. Included is detail on causes, such as surgery, gastroenteritis, and pregnancy.

Teen moms at risk of heart disease

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Recent research found that teenage first-time mothers have a significantly greater long-term risk of cardiovascular disease than older moms.

Cot death risk halved with just 2 months of breast-feeding

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Pooled analysis of eight global studies finds that just 2 months of (even partial) breast-feeding is tied to half the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

How does a mother's brain react to her baby crying?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study has examined the brain activity and behavior of mothers in response to their infants' crying. Common patterns were found across many cultures.

Five reasons for a false-positive pregnancy test result

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the possible reasons for a false-positive result with a home pregnancy test? Learn more here, along with what to do if a test result is positive.

All you need to know about stretch marks on breasts

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

How do you get rid of stretch marks on breasts? We answer the question and provide information on surgical options and why breasts are susceptible to them.

Birth season may influence postpartum depression risk

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers who give birth in winter or spring may be less likely to develop postpartum depression, compared with those who give birth in summer or fall.

Everything you need to know about nuchal chord

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

We look at nuchal chord, a birth complication involving the umbilical chord becoming wrapped around the baby’s neck. Learn more about the condition here.

Placenta: A 'superfood' or a dietary fad?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?

What is the best diet for gestational diabetes?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about what to eat and what to avoid for people with gestational diabetes. This article also gives an overview for this condition.

Facts about sperm health and lifespan

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.