pregnancy health

Extra kilos equal extra risk in pregnancy
Extra kilos equal extra risk in pregnancy June 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who are overweight before becoming pregnant and those who gain weight between pregnancies face increased risks of health problems for themselves and their babies according to an Australian first study by University of Canberra researchers. The study of almost ... Read More »

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy
Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy May 24, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new study shows, leading the authors to declare that the need for getting more pregnant women ... Read More »

Take back pain out of the equation for new mums
Take back pain out of the equation for new mums May 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world-first study at The University of Western Australia is looking at the link between female reproductive hormones and lower back injuries in women in a bid to resolve chronic back issues caused in pregnancy. Occupational bio-mechanist and PhD student ... Read More »

Pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis
Pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis May 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman from SPHPM has published an editorial in Rheumatology highlighting the evidence and resource gap for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are planning a family. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation of ... Read More »

Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk after gestational diabetes
Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk after gestational diabetes May 8, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. ... Read More »

Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence?
Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence? April 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Incontinence: a smelly and embarrassing problem frequently experienced by your elderly grandmother, right? Well, no actually. You might be surprised to know the person just as likely to experience an embarrassing accident has probably just dropped the kids off at ... 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 »

Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts
Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts February 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney experts say a causal relationship between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected but not yet proven as the WHO declared the mosquito-borne virus a global public health threat. The World Health Organisation Director-General ... Read More »

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain
Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain February 1, 2016 (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients ... 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 »







 
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