pregnancy

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 »

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 »







 
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