pregnancy

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth
Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth April 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear need that cannot be met through ... Read More »

Caesarean rates higher in private hospitals
Caesarean rates higher in private hospitals March 30, 2014 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Where a woman gives birth – in a public or private hospital – is a key determinant of whether she has a caesarean section or not, according to findings from three consecutives surveys of more than 14,000 women who had ... Read More »

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit
Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit March 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have long lasting effects in offspring. In England, 26% of women smoke in the year ... Read More »

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children
Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children March 2, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it is considered mostly harmless. Over recent decades, the drug, which has been marketed since the 1950s, ... Read More »

Are you planning pregnancy or less than 12 weeks pregnant?
Are you planning pregnancy or less than 12 weeks pregnant? February 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Austin Hospital, Melbourne, need volunteers for a research study looking at the effects of pregnancy and diabetes on the kidneys. What is the study about? The purpose of this project is to examine the kidney function during pregnancy. ... Read More »

Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer
Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer February 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney research has found that pregnant women who see the same midwife throughout pregnancy are more likely to experience fewer interventions during birth, and cost the public hospital system less than women who receive standard shared antenatal care ... Read More »

The ‘entrance exam’ that is key to a successful pregnancy
The ‘entrance exam’ that is key to a successful pregnancy February 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers have discovered how an ‘entrance exam’ set by the womb determines if the implantation of an embryo is successful; potentially a milestone for advances in pregnancy treatments. The new study, led by Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry ... Read More »

Fewer Than Half of Women Attend Recommended Doctors Visits After Childbirth
Fewer Than Half of Women Attend Recommended Doctors Visits After Childbirth February 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Visits considered “window of opportunity” to ensure preventive care Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a ... Read More »

Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services
Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services February 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of domestic violence amongst women requesting a termination of pregnancy (TOP) is six times higher than amongst those in antenatal clinics, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This comparative ... Read More »

Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia
Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia February 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according ... Read More »







 
 
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