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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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Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants.



More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...



Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Although morning sickness can significantly impact a pregnant woman's life, new research shows that it could signify a healthy pregnancy.



Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown.



Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.



Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Having an abortion may be followed by feelings of grief, loss, or regret, which could lead to a type of depression. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.



Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.



Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study...



Brain benefits of aerobic exercise lost to mercury exposure

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health...



Link between depression and gestational diabetes works two ways

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research finds that depression in early pregnancy predicts gestational diabetes and that gestational diabetes predicts postpartum depression.



Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects.



Research provides clues to how Zika virus breaches the placental barrier

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function.



Maternal health: Disparities in care quality, access to services a major concern

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.



Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.



Fertilization without an egg: New technique produces healthy baby mice

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how injecting sperm into embryos called parthenogenotes produced healthy baby mice, and no female egg was needed.



Adverse outcomes not improved in novel screen-and-treat program for malaria in pregnancy

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A novel strategy to screen pregnant women for malaria with rapid diagnostic tests and treat the test-positive women with effective antimalarials does not lower the risk of adverse pregnancy...



Placenta plays pivotal "umpire" role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother's...



What is a Telangiectasia and Should I Be Worried?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin. Learn about their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.



Many adolescent girls with leukemia are not being screened for pregnancy before beginning chemotherapy

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects.



Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Fertility: What You Need to Know

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

PCOS is a disorder that causes an imbalance in female sex hormones. Learn about how it can affect fertility, along with other symptoms and treatment.



Maternal gastric bypass may be associated with low birth weight babies

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights.



Shorter lifespan for WWI babies whose fathers were injured, killed

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children born during World War I whose fathers were injured or killed in action were found to have shorter lifespans in a first-of-its-kind study.



Ten year time limit on storing human eggs should be scrapped, says new LSE research

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The 10 year statutory time limit on the storage of human eggs should be scrapped to allow women to freeze their eggs for longer periods, according to new research from the London School of...



Mother-to-child obesity clue: Umbilical cord cells show altered expression of genes regulating cell energy and metabolism

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have long known that infants born to women who are obese show higher risks of obesity, but they don't fully understand what boosts those risks.



Period Symptoms: All You Need to Know

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the symptoms and disorders associated with the monthly period. This article also looks at treatment for premenstrual symptoms.