pregnancy

Having more children slows down cellular aging process
Having more children slows down cellular aging process January 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A study by Simon Fraser University researchers indicates that the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages. The study led by health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy and postdoctoral researcher Cindy Barha found that women who ... Read More »

Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care
Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care January 20, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The paper was published online Dec. 17 in The American Journal of Public ... Read More »

Scientists discover a new treatment for life-threatening pregnancy complication
Scientists discover a new treatment for life-threatening pregnancy complication January 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered a new treatment for preeclampsia, a major complication of pregnancy that can threaten the life of both the mother and baby. The Translational Obstetrics Group at Mercy Hospital for Women and the University of Melbourne have found ... Read More »

Timing of first child influences women’s health at age 40
Timing of first child influences women’s health at age 40 January 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study finds some surprising ways in which women’s health at midlife is connected to when they had their first child and to their marital history. Researchers found that women who had their first child in their early 20s ... Read More »

Gestational diabetes mellitus
Gestational diabetes mellitus January 6, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Approximately 1 in 20 pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes You have an increased risk if you have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, are overweight or have previously birthed a baby weighing more than 4.5kg Eating ... Read More »

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth December 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A large study in Sweden found women whose weight increased by more than two BMI units (about 6kg for a woman who is 1.67m tall) between their first and second pregnancy had a higher chance of having a stillbirth. Some of ... Read More »

Ovarian transplants appear to be safe and effective
Ovarian transplants appear to be safe and effective October 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who have ovarian tissue removed, stored and then transplanted back to them at a later date have a good chance of successfully becoming pregnant, according to a review of the largest series of ovarian transplants performed worldwide. The study, ... Read More »

Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk
Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk October 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Congenital heart defects are correlated with moderate elevation of the mother’s blood sugar during pregnancy, even if she’s not diabetic, according to a new study. Pregnant women with elevated blood-sugar levels are more likely to have babies with congenital heart ... Read More »

Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines
Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines September 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made a remarkable discovery: no pregnant women were found to be correctly following the Australian Dietary Guidelines on consumption of the “five food groups”, despite almost two-thirds of pregnant women believing they were ... Read More »

Pregnancy and postpartum pain
Pregnancy and postpartum pain August 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Bond University team has launched an extensive research project involving 60 pregnant women and 120 new mothers to ascertain the effectiveness of SRC Shorts on the management of prenatal and postnatal pain. The aim of the research is to evaluate ... Read More »







 
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