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Signals that trigger labour and delivery
Signals that trigger labour and delivery August 22, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the foetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus’ muscular walls to begin the labour and delivery process. It’s still unclear how these signals accomplish this ... Read More »

Beyond the birth
Beyond the birth August 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The pain of childbirth isn’t always confined to labour. For some women, medical complications can cause anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder well before, and after, their child’s birth. Lynne Roberts reveals how her own traumatic birthing experience, led her ... Read More »

‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis
‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis August 11, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being the cause of daytime fatigue, the consequences of untreated ... Read More »

The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy
The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy July 30, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to deliver vaginally than those who do not, and show no greater risk of preterm birth. Researchers collected and re-examined clinical trial data on exercise during pregnancy and whether it plays a ... Read More »

Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries
Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries July 28, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in many developed countries. Griffith’s Professor David Ellwood has called for more research to be done to understand the causes and how these tragic deaths can be prevented. Professor Ellwood, from the Menzies ... Read More »

Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications
Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications July 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by the University of Adelaide has confirmed that boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls. The research, which investigated data of more than 574,000 South Australian births over a ... Read More »

Childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth
Childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth July 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at Western Sydney University shows antenatal education classes focusing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section. The research, the first ... Read More »

Breakthrough in predicting premature birth
Breakthrough in predicting premature birth July 8, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A blood test developed by a team of scientists, including researchers from The University of Western Australia, can identify women who are at risk of having a premature birth but are not displaying symptoms, as early as 18 weeks as into their ... Read More »

Stress during pregnancy is a health risk for mothers
Stress during pregnancy is a health risk for mothers June 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. The study found that stress caused by routine physiological tests leads to long-term health ... Read More »

Call for women’s experiences with eating disorders in pregnancy and beyond
Call for women’s experiences with eating disorders in pregnancy and beyond June 24, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nursing researchers at Western Sydney University are seeking women who have a current or past history with eating disorders, to take part in a study that will explore the issue of eating disorders during pregnancy and the perinatal period. Dr ... Read More »







 
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