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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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Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during...



The best apps for fertility

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Whether you want to get pregnant or prevent pregnancy, there are many fertility apps on the market to fit your needs. MNT reveal ten of the best apps.



Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days.



Can outdoor temperatures influence gestational diabetes?

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale study from Canada suggests that the risk of developing gestational diabetes increases as outdoor temperature rises.



Hepatitis C increasing among pregnant women

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country's increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states...



Is it safe to use metformin during pregnancy?

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Metformin is commonly prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes. Although it effectively lowers blood sugar, is it safe for women to take during pregnancy?



CDC updates guidance on interpretation of Zika testing results for pregnant women

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recommendations focus on women who live in or frequently travel to areas with a CDC Zika travel notice.



Pregnancy After a Very Preterm Delivery: More Education Needed

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who deliver before their third trimester need more counseling about steps they can take to reduce the risk of a future preterm birth, according to new research at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.



Study looks at maternal smoking in pregnancy, severe mental illness in offspring

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A population-based study that analyzed data for nearly 1.7 million people born in Sweden suggests family-related factors, rather than causal teratogenic effects (birth defect causing), may explain...



Novel app developed to combat preterm birth

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC collaborated with decision scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop and test a personalized smartphone...



Miscarriage risk may be higher with use of common antibiotics

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have associated the use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy - such as macrolides and quinolones - with an increased risk of miscarriage.



Risk factors for diabetes: Type 1, type 2, and gestational

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

One in four people with diabetes do not know that they have the disease, so what are the risk factors for diabetes and how should the risk be managed?



High-fructose diet during and after pregnancy can cause a fatty liver in offspring

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A diet high in fructose-containing sugars eaten during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can cause offspring to have a fatty liver, increasing their chances of developing obesity or type 2 diabetes.



Low-cost drug reduces death due to bleeding in women with post-partum haemorrhage

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tranexamic acid - an inexpensive and widely available drug - could reduce maternal deaths among women with severe bleeding after child birth, according to a global trial of 20,000 women in 21...



Unique womb-like device could reduce mortality and disability for extremely premature babies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A unique womb-like environment designed by pediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns...



Geophagy: Eating soil could harm babies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Up to 80% of people in Africa, especially women, regularly eat clayey soil - this habit is known as geophagy.



Altered immune cells may both contribute to preeclampsia and offer new hope for treatment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though the exact cascade of events leading to preeclampsia is unknown, reduced blood flow to the placenta (placental ischemia) is commonly thought to be a factor that contributes to the development...



Your mother's diet may influence your liver's health

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Obesity is a known risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The latest study shows that an expectant mother's diet might also be a risk factor.



Antidepressant use during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of autism, ADHD in children

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two studies published by JAMA examine the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes among women who use antidepressants during pregnancy.



Psoriasis and pregnancy: Effects, symptoms changes, and treatments

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How does pregnancy affect psoriasis? How might symptoms change during pregnancy, will the baby be affected, and what are the suggested treatments?



Miniature 'womb lining' grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture.



Vaginal cysts: Lump types, symptoms, and treatment

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cysts are usually harmless and often go unnoticed. While their growth is difficult to prevent, there are a variety of ways to treat them. Learn more.



Call to phase out lead bullets at shooting ranges

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Lead released when people fire weapons at shooting ranges creates such a health risk that lead bullets should be phased out, according to new research.



Is early pregnancy BMI associated with increased risk of childhood epilepsy?

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Increased risk for childhood epilepsy was associated with maternal overweight or obesity in early pregnancy in a study of babies born in Sweden, according to a study published online by JAMA...



Progesterone and bisexuality: Is there a link?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Giving progesterone to prevent miscarriage could influence baby's sexual orientation in later life.