pregnancy health

Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes
Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes July 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Deakin University researchers are recruiting 1000 mums who experienced diabetes during pregnancy to participate in a national survey that aims to reduce their risks of going on to later develop type 2 diabetes. Studies show one in two women who ... Read More »

Helping pregnant women remain active – ‘Fit-4-Two’ intervention program evaluated
Helping pregnant women remain active – ‘Fit-4-Two’ intervention program evaluated July 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy is a critical risk period for sedentary behaviour and overweight development among women, boosting their chance of suffering chronic diseases and having a shorter life-span. That’s according to CQUniversity PhD researcher Mel Hayman who has just gained a $20,000 grant ... Read More »

Giving women more choice when inducing labour
Giving women more choice when inducing labour July 10, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that if given the choice, pregnant women who are due to have their labour induced would prefer to go home than stay in hospital overnight. The study, led by researchers at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and ... Read More »

Key to triggering labour in pregnancy
Key to triggering labour in pregnancy June 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian researchers have identified an electrical switch in the muscle of the uterus that can control labour and may help explain why overweight pregnant women have difficulty giving birth. The world-first discovery, published today in Nature Communications, is a result ... Read More »

Many more babies born by Caesarean in Qld than in the UK
Many more babies born by Caesarean in Qld than in the UK June 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland women have higher odds of having a caesarean section than women of similar age and health in England, QUT’s Dr Yvette Miller has found. Dr Miller from QUT’s IHBI (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) said Queensland women had ... Read More »

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?
Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back? June 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction. Occupational bio-mechanist and PhD student Adele Stewart says early ... Read More »

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies
Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies June 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers ... Read More »

Exploring pregnant women’s perceptions of healthy eating
Exploring pregnant women’s perceptions of healthy eating June 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Medical researchers at the University of Wollongong are undertaking a study to explore women’s perceptions of healthy eating during pregnancy. They are keen to learn what advice and information the women have received about nutrition in pregnancy. PhD researcher and ... Read More »

Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy?
Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy? May 20, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you should be expecting to gain a bit of extra weight in the months of your pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal and healthy. You could hardly grow that baby bump (which ... Read More »

Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit
Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit May 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Smoking during pregnancy – particularly among economically-disadvantaged women – leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to ... Read More »







 
 
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