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Misunderstood mothers-to-be internalise stress
Misunderstood mothers-to-be internalise stress June 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The role that stigma around mental health plays in the stress of a pregnancy – and birth complications – has been thrust into the spotlight by a study from researchers at The University of Queensland. PhD candidate Aleksandra Staneva from ... Read More »

Call for participants in ‘baby brain’ study
Call for participants in ‘baby brain’ study June 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world-first study, researchers from the Reproductive Health Research Team at Deakin University aim to discover whether ‘baby brain’ plays a part in excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Blamed for everything from forgetfulness to food cravings, ‘baby brain’ refers ... Read More »

Mediterranean diet could reduce risks during pregnancy
Mediterranean diet could reduce risks during pregnancy June 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet in the years before becoming pregnant could face a significantly reduced risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, new research from The University of Queensland (UQ) suggests. UQ School of Public Health researchers found ... Read More »

New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure
New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure June 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Exciting research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has found new answers for pregnant women with high blood pressure, which is also a characteristic of the serious condition, pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a problem in 5% to 10% of ... Read More »

Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy
Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy June 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women ... Read More »

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese May 31, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study conducted in collaboration between The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Harokopio University has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that ... Read More »

Popular media biased in promotion of medicalised birth
Popular media biased in promotion of medicalised birth May 27, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women’s magazines are key influencers for women’s birth decisions and most of their stories promote the benefits of medicalised birth, says QUT’s Associate Professor Yvette Miller. One of the few studies to experimentally test how biased magazine articles on birth ... Read More »

First screening test for common pregnancy complications
First screening test for common pregnancy complications May 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide reproductive experts have developed the world’s first screening test which can predict a woman’s risk of developing one or more of the four common pregnancy complications. Researchers at the University’s Robinson Research Institute have developed algorithms (or ... Read More »

Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds May 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University of Oslo and the Hospital ... Read More »

Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off
Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off April 30, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation ... Read More »







 
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