foetal development

Feelings for foetus may vary smoking amount
Feelings for foetus may vary smoking amount August 15, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A small new study suggests that pregnant smokers with low scores on a scale that rates emotional attachment to their fetuses may be inclined to smoke more than pregnant smokers who feel more attached to their future babies. “It would ... Read More »

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with offspring conduct problems
Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with offspring conduct problems August 8, 2013 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Smoking during pregnancy appears to be a prenatal risk factor associated with conduct problems in children, according to a study published by JAMA Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. Conduct disorder represents an issue of significant social, clinical, and practice concern, with ... Read More »

Foetal neuromaturation associated with mum’s exposure to DDT and other environmental contaminants
Foetal neuromaturation associated with mum’s exposure to DDT and other environmental contaminants June 20, 2013 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has for the first time found that a mother’s higher exposure to some common environmental contaminants was associated with more frequent and vigorous fetal motor activity. ... Read More »

Bigger birth weight babies at greater risk of autism
Bigger birth weight babies at greater risk of autism May 13, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It is the first time that a clear link has been made between babies who grow to above average size at birth and risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder and follows from a study of more than 40,000 child health records ... Read More »

No link between testosterone levels in womb and behaviour
No link between testosterone levels in womb and behaviour April 21, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows testosterone levels in the womb have little impact on later childhood behavior. Lead author Dr Monique Robinson said results from smaller studies had suggested high levels of testosterone ... Read More »

Crucial to test for ‘small for gestational age’ risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy
Crucial to test for ‘small for gestational age’ risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy April 5, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

All pregnant women should be assessed for small for gestational age (SGA) risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy but regular measurement of fetal size by ultrasound is only required when major risk factors for impaired fetal growth are ... Read More »

Coffee and tea during pregnancy affect fetal growth
Coffee and tea during pregnancy affect fetal growth March 27, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Drinking just two cups of coffee a day is associated with the risk of low birth weight. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have conducted a study on 59,000 women in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Expectant mothers who ... Read More »

Mom’s placenta reflects her exposure to stress
Mom’s placenta reflects her exposure to stress March 15, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The mammalian placenta is more than just a filter through which nutrition and oxygen are passed from a mother to her unborn child. According to a new study by a research group from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary ... Read More »

Smoking bans linked with reductions in preterm birth
Smoking bans linked with reductions in preterm birth February 22, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Smoking bans are associated with a “consistent pattern of reduction in the risk of preterm delivery.” The study supports the notion that smoking bans have public health benefits from early life. It is well established that smoking during pregnancy impairs ... Read More »

Abnormal brain development in fetuses of obese women
Abnormal brain development in fetuses of obese women February 20, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The study, conducted at the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., looked at the fetal development of 16 pregnant women, eight obese and eight lean, to see what effects maternal obesity had on fetal ... Read More »







 
 
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