pregnancy health

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 (4 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 »

First screening test for common pregnancy complications
First screening test for common pregnancy complications May 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide reproductive experts have developed the world’s first screening test which can predict a woman’s risk of developing one or more of the four common pregnancy complications. Researchers at the University’s Robinson Research Institute have developed algorithms (or ... Read More »

Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success
Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success April 17, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who have difficulty getting pregnant often turn to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), but it doesn’t always work. Now scientists are taking a new approach to improve the technique by studying the proteins that could help ready a uterus for an ... Read More »

Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters
Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters April 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The Australian National University (ANU) study, published in Human Reproduction, found mothers who ... Read More »

Importance of dental health in pregnancy
Importance of dental health in pregnancy March 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Assistant Minister for Health Jai Rowell recently launched a new video resource aimed at providing women with practical advice on maintaining good dental health during pregnancy. Mr Rowell said the video was funded by a $32,904 grant from NSW Kids ... Read More »







 
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