pregnancy health

Medication, lifestyle changes slow gestational diabetes progression
Medication, lifestyle changes slow gestational diabetes progression March 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women with a history of gestational diabetes face a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, but intensive lifestyle intervention or a medication regimen can have a protective effect in this population, according to a ... Read More »

Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds
Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds March 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy – but that having involved parents and ... Read More »

Managing mum’s blood pressure doesn’t harm her unborn child
Managing mum’s blood pressure doesn’t harm her unborn child February 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health researchers have been surprised by the results of a major international study which shows that tightly controlling blood pressure in pregnant women has no harmful effects for their babies. The international study shows that, contrary to expectations, keeping blood ... Read More »

Effect of Thyroid Disorders on Reproductive Health
Effect of Thyroid Disorders on Reproductive Health February 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Thyroid disease can have significant effects on a woman’s reproductive health and screening for women presenting with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss should be considered. A recently published study examines evidence about effect of thyroid disorders on reproductive ... Read More »

Best way to position women during childbirth
Best way to position women during childbirth January 26, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research is challenging what many obstetricians and physician anaesthesiologists believe is the best way to position women during labour.  According to a study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), ... Read More »

Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function
Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function January 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development. Previously, measuring these effects required sedating the baby, inflating its lungs with a pump and then squeezing ... Read More »

Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality
Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality January 11, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did result in significant reductions in preterm birth and low birth weight, according ... Read More »

More babies born in Australia
More babies born in Australia December 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time in five years, there has been an increase in the rate of births in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Australia’s mothers and babies 2012, shows that ... Read More »

Morning Sickness
Morning Sickness December 17, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Transcript Morning sickness is very common. Fortunately for most women it’s mild for most of the time and for a lot of women will pass after the first 12-13 weeks. Hi, I’m Doctor Joe. Now, having said that, it is ... Read More »

Managing gestational diabetes
Managing gestational diabetes November 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Midwifery researchers are tailoring gestational diabetes education to meet the needs of diverse communities. Project leader Professor Mary Carolan-Olah said many culturally and linguistically diverse clientele lacked appropriate information on gestational diabetes. “Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne’s west sees three times the national ... Read More »







 
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