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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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Surviving cancer may increase risk of birth complications

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections.

New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) has announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce...

How and when to take a pregnancy test

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.

Women, particularly minorities, do not meet nutrition guidelines shortly before pregnancy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Black, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only...

25 million U.S. women lack access to infertility services, Pitt study shows

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that nearly 40 percent of reproductive-aged women in the United States - approximately 25 million - have limited or no nearby access to assisted...

Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy...

Six of the best pregnancy blogs for parents-to-be

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Pregnancy can be an exciting yet daunting time. Medical News Today take a look at six of the best pregnancy blogs that help inform parents what to expect.

Dietary kit reduces baby blues, a precursor to postpartum depression

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A dietary supplement kit, created to counter mood-altering brain changes linked to depression, virtually eliminated the "baby blues" among women in a new study at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and...

Common screening tests unsuitable for predicting preterm births

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the predictive accuracy of two common tests for preterm birth: ultrasound examination of the cervix and fetal fibronectin levels.

Having children may increase lifespan

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have children may live up to 2 years longer than those who do not have children, and it may be down to increased social support in old age.

Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs globally and is not a disease of the poor

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) occurs globally and is not a disease of the poor, according to research published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.

Fertility treatment failure may harm women's heart health

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who did not become pregnant after fertility therapy were found to be at greater risk of cardiovascular events than those who gave birth, study finds.

Study describes potential clinical test and treatment for preterm birth

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists identified a molecular driver of inflammation that may finally answer a key question about what causes mild systemic prenatal infections to trigger preterm birth.

High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers...

Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted?

Being overweight in early pregnancy associated with increased rate of cerebral palsy

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Among Swedish women, being overweight or obese early in pregnancy was associated with increased rates of cerebral palsy in children, according to a study appearing in JAMA.

Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Treatment with vaginal progesterone reduced the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in pregnant women with twins and who have a short cervix - a risk factor for preterm birth ...

Research challenges idea that birth weight is a good proxy for population health

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Despite dramatic improvements in human health, babies' average birth-weights have not increased over the last 150 years reveals new research from the London School of Economics and Political...

Early period may indicate risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that women who experience their first period at an early age may be at risk of gestational diabetes later in life.

Breakthrough: Scientists create mouse embryo

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom have managed to create a self-organizing structure that looks and behaves like a mouse embryo.

From mother to baby: 'Secondhand sugars' can pass through breast milk

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes.

Extreme temperatures may increase risk for low birth weight at term, NIH study suggests

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk that infants born at term will be of low birth weight, according to a study of U.S.

No increased risks to newborns linked to taking influenza drugs during pregnancy

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study published by The BMJ finds no increased risks to newborn babies if their mothers have taken drugs to prevent or treat influenza during pregnancy.

What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development.

Is insufficient weight gain during pregnancy associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in children later in life?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Insufficient weight gain during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for nonaffective psychosis - or schizophrenia spectrum disorders - in children later in life in a study that used data...