pregnancy

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 »

Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth
Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth June 4, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, ... Read More »

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy
Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy May 24, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new study shows, leading the authors to declare that the need for getting more pregnant women ... Read More »

Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy
Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy March 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Staying healthy during pregnancy and building water confidence with newborns have become a whole lot easier with the launch of an aquatic initiative at The University of Queensland. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Bubble Club gives expectant mothers free pool ... Read More »

Grief and compassion in the birthing suite
Grief and compassion in the birthing suite March 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Midwives devote their careers to delivering healthy newborns into the arms of their parents. But what happens when things go wrong and the long-awaited baby is not born alive? In Australia, there are an estimated 2.7 stillbirths per 1000 births ... Read More »

Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk
Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk March 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For most women, expecting a baby brings intense joy –and a fair amount of worry. But what about women who have lived through something awful enough to cause post-traumatic stress disorder? Contrary to what researchers expected, a new study shows ... Read More »

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 »







 
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