pregnancy health

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth
Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth April 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear need that cannot be met through ... Read More »

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit
Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit March 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have long lasting effects in offspring. In England, 26% of women smoke in the year ... Read More »

Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife
Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife March 27, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women may face an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Gestational diabetes, which develops only during pregnancy and usually disappears after the pregnancy, ... Read More »

Midwives get set to prescribe medications
Midwives get set to prescribe medications March 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For midwife Daniel Evans, receiving a prescriber number and a script pad with which to prescribe medication, is recognition of the important role the midwife plays in society. A Newcastle-based midwife with ten years experience, Daniel is one of the ... Read More »

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children
Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children March 2, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it is considered mostly harmless. Over recent decades, the drug, which has been marketed since the 1950s, ... Read More »

Reducing risks for asthmatic mums-to-be
Reducing risks for asthmatic mums-to-be February 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women are exposing themselves and their unborn babies to unnecessary risk by stopping their asthma medication without consulting their doctor. Pregnant women suffering from asthma could better manage the condition if additional integrated care involving education and monitoring was ... Read More »

Fewer high birth weight babies with healthy lifestyle
Fewer high birth weight babies with healthy lifestyle February 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world’s biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg in weight. The LIMIT Study, led by researchers from ... Read More »

Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer
Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer February 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney research has found that pregnant women who see the same midwife throughout pregnancy are more likely to experience fewer interventions during birth, and cost the public hospital system less than women who receive standard shared antenatal care ... Read More »

Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services
Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services February 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of domestic violence amongst women requesting a termination of pregnancy (TOP) is six times higher than amongst those in antenatal clinics, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This comparative ... Read More »

Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia
Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia February 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according ... Read More »







 
 
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