pregnancy health

Australia and New Zealand world leaders in safe IVF
Australia and New Zealand world leaders in safe IVF November 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Zealand and Australia are world leaders when it comes to safe IVF practice thanks to their focus on single-embryo transfer, according to the Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2012 report released today by the National Perinatal Epidemiology and ... Read More »

Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits
Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits October 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. Results of ... Read More »

How to sleep when pregnant
How to sleep when pregnant October 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Trying to find a comfortable position for a good night’s sleep can be a challenge at the best of times. With a pregnant belly and other pregnancy related body changes, some sleep positions are impossible. Finding the right position, that’s ... Read More »

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests
Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests October 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs. The ... Read More »

New mothers smile at oral health program
New mothers smile at oral health program October 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving the oral health of pregnant women in the Riverina is the aim of a new program being coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). The Smile Mum Wagga Wagga initiative involves pregnant women ... Read More »

Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program
Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program October 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Information about the ‘behaviour-change intervention’ program is being distributed through the generous support of local medical practices. Central Queensland University PhD researcher Mel Hayman is looking forward to implementing the Fit4Two program she has developed with her research support team. ... Read More »

How pregnancy affects your sleep
How pregnancy affects your sleep October 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant you’ve almost certainly heard that a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are the pillars of a healthy pregnancy. But have you considered the importance of proper sleep? If not, it’s time to start thinking ... Read More »

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk
Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk September 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth are rare among Australian women, but some groups are at greater risk than others, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Over the five years ... Read More »

Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning
Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning August 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study. Maternal obesity is associated with increased hospital care and has important operating room planning ... Read More »

Midwives can improve health literacy
Midwives can improve health literacy August 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital ... Read More »







 
 
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