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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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Tailbone pain: Causes, diagnosis, and relief

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pain in the coccyx, or tailbone, can appear for a number of reasons, including injury, childbirth, and degeneration. Learn more in this article.

Corpus callosum: Function and disorders

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the corpus callosum and what are disorders of the corpus callosum? Learn about symptoms and diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Children of older fathers likely to be 'geeks'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines the connection between advanced paternal age and several social and intellectual characteristics of the offspring.

Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice.

Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.

Preeclampsia: Genetic study finds links to babies' DNA

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A genetic study that focuses on children born to women who had preeclampsia in pregnancy finds two variants that are tied to raised risk of the condition.

House cleaning chemicals may cause birth defects

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that exposure to chemicals commonly found in disinfectants and personal hygiene products leads to neural tube defects in mice and rats.

Phenylketonuria: Symptoms, tests, and treatment

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Phenylketonuria is a rare genetic condition that affects how amino acids are broken down in the body. Learn more about how the condition is managed.

Human reproduction likely to be more efficient than previously thought

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How difficult is it to conceive? According to a widely-held view, fewer than one in three embryos make it to term, but a new study from a researcher at the University of Cambridge suggests that human...

Fever in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study of more than 95,000 children found that autism risk rose by over 300 percent if mothers had had three or more fevers after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, NIH study suggests

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to...

Short duration of breastfeeding and maternal obesity linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop...

Screening for both genetic diseases and chromosomal defects with a single biopsy improves pregnancy rates

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Couples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of inherited diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have...

Opioids following cesarean delivery may be over-prescribed

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pilot study shows that with shared decision-making, patients opt for half the number of pill.Cesarean delivery is the most common inpatient surgical procedure in the United States, with 1.

Babies recognize face-like patterns before birth

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newborn babies are reported to show a preference for faces over other stimuli. Now, researchers have shown that fetuses display the same behavior.

Pregnancy after 35: What are the risks?

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Certain pregnancy risk factors increase with the age of the mother. Are these risks a cause for concern or do they pose little threat for women over 35?

Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase child obesity risk by age 7, NIH study suggests

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children born to women with gestational diabetes whose diet included high proportions of refined grains may have a higher risk of obesity by age 7, compared to children born to women with gestational...

Just a little alcohol during pregnancy may alter baby's facial features

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Think the odd drink during pregnancy is safe? New research finds that prenatal exposure to even low levels of alcohol may influence facial development.

Midpelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries associated with higher rates of trauma for mothers and babies

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Compared with cesarean deliveries, midpelvic forceps and midpelvic vacuum deliveries lead to higher rates of maternal and infant trauma, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

Chronic pain after C-section may be reduced by breast-feeding

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breast-feeding for at least 2 months after a C-section may reduce the risk of chronic pain 4 months after the procedure, a new study finds.

Stress in late pregnancy may fuel binge eating in female offspring

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Mouse study shows that prenatal stress in late gestation increases chance of binge eating in female offspring and coincides with epigenetic brain changes.

Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure...

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.