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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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How to stop breast-feeding: Nine tips for weaning

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Knowing when to stop breast-feeding and how to wean properly can be difficult. In this article, learn how to make weaning easier for parent and child.

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by...

Experimental Zika virus vaccines restrict in utero virus transmission in mice

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two experimental vaccines can restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and can prevent Zika virus-induced placental damage and fetal demise, according to new findings...

Exclusion of mothers-to-be from clinical studies unfair and potentially harmful

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The widely accepted principle that mums-to-be are a 'vulnerable' group unfairly excludes them from taking part in clinical studies, and perpetuates the knowledge void around the impact of drugs taken...

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to general population

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to the general population, according to a study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online.

Women exposed to smoke while in womb more likely to miscarry

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women exposed to cigarette smoke while in their mothers' wombs are more likely to experience miscarriage as adults, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.

Is 'ovarian tissue freezing' superior to egg freezing?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many women are turning to egg freezing to promote fertility, but what happens when it isn't an option because of special medical or other conditions?

Pulse rate monitoring before a C-section can improve maternal health

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study shows tracking pulse rate can determine whether a woman needs blood pressure regulating medication after a spinal block before a Caesarian section.

Study links maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioral problems in boys

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.

Coffee: The science behind the health claims

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Coffee consumption has been linked to a range of health benefits, but there are risks for some coffee lovers. Find out what the latest research says.

MS risk reduced by breast-feeding, study suggests

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers who breast-feed for 15 months over the course of one or more pregnancies have a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis, study finds.

Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition...

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for IBD in offspring

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study in mice underscores concern over unwarranted use of antibiotics during pregnancy and early development.

Preeclampsia: New study documents its enormous economic and health burden

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that may occur during pregnancy, can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby.

Malaria drug protects fetal mice from Zika virus, NIH-funded study finds

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Blocking a key placental defense may limit maternal-fetal transmission of the virus.

Why is my period late? Eight possible reasons

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A late period can be distressing but there are many causes. Learn about eight possible reasons for a late period, including stress and birth control.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning - don't drink while pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption...

Pityriasis rosea: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about pityriasis rosea, a skin rash that is largely benign. We take a look at its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

No link between fertility treatment and divorce rates

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Previously, fertility treatments were linked to high divorce rates, but new research suggests that there is no conclusive link between IVF and breaking up.

Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research examines the link between maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and the risk of the offspring developing allergies and allergic asthma.

Deviated septum: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It is quite common for people to not have a straight septum. What is a deviated septum, what causes it, and how is a deviated septum diagnosed?

Immune system cell clones created before birth may last for decades

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Identical twins may exchange T cells through cord blood before birth.Key immune system cells produced before birth may survive well into adulthood, according to new research published in PLOS...

Mothers with history of herpes can protect their offspring from neurological infection

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Pregnant women with a previous history of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection maintain active antibodies against the virus, and researchers have found that this protection can pass to the...

Breast cancer: Maternal high-fat diet raises risk across generations

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of breast cancer in daughters and great-granddaughters, new research suggests.

The transfer of chromosomally 'abnormal' embryos can still result in pregnancy in IVF

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New study helps resolve controversy over self-correcting 'mosaic' embryos.IVF embryos whose cells have mixed chromosomal profiles - one normal, another abnormal - still have the potential to...