pregnancy health

Support needed for substance abuse in pregnancy
Support needed for substance abuse in pregnancy July 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

ICPS researchers examined the outcomes of identifying Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use during pregnancy on women, their partners and their children by consulting widely, and reviewing the literature and existing policies in Australian states and territories relating to the ... Read More »

Early pregnancy weight control through healthy eating may prevent gestational diabetes
Early pregnancy weight control through healthy eating may prevent gestational diabetes July 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study published in the international journal Diabetes Care has found that obese women keeping their weight under control through healthy eating from early in pregnancy might prevent gestational diabetes. The purpose of the study was to look at ... Read More »

Link between preeclampsia and children’s development
Link between preeclampsia and children’s development July 5, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research has revealed that hypertensive diseases during pregnancy, in particular preeclampsia, have long-term and possibly permanent consequences for the motor development in offspring. Studies by Notre Dame researcher, Tegan Grace, which ... Read More »

Maternal deaths low in Australia, but Indigenous women remain at greater risk
Maternal deaths low in Australia, but Indigenous women remain at greater risk July 1, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Over the five years 2008–2012, there were 105 deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Australia, with Indigenous women dying at more than twice the non-Indigenous women rate, according to the report Maternal deaths in Australia 2008–2012, released today ... Read More »

Call for participants in ‘baby brain’ study
Call for participants in ‘baby brain’ study June 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world-first study, researchers from the Reproductive Health Research Team at Deakin University aim to discover whether ‘baby brain’ plays a part in excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Blamed for everything from forgetfulness to food cravings, ‘baby brain’ refers ... Read More »

The facts on pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and when to seek help
The facts on pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and when to seek help June 25, 2015 (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pre-eclampsia is an effect of high blood pressure. It affects more than 4% of pregnancies in Australia. Any pregnant woman can develop pre-eclampsia however if you have had pre-eclampsia in previous pregnancies, have a family history of pre-eclampsia, are diabetic or ... Read More »

Mediterranean diet could reduce risks during pregnancy
Mediterranean diet could reduce risks during pregnancy June 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet in the years before becoming pregnant could face a significantly reduced risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, new research from The University of Queensland (UQ) suggests. UQ School of Public Health researchers found ... Read More »

New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure
New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure June 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Exciting research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has found new answers for pregnant women with high blood pressure, which is also a characteristic of the serious condition, pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a problem in 5% to 10% of ... Read More »

Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy
Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy June 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women ... Read More »

Popular media biased in promotion of medicalised birth
Popular media biased in promotion of medicalised birth May 27, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women’s magazines are key influencers for women’s birth decisions and most of their stories promote the benefits of medicalised birth, says QUT’s Associate Professor Yvette Miller. One of the few studies to experimentally test how biased magazine articles on birth ... Read More »







 
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