foetal health

High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother’s heart function
High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother’s heart function (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat. The study, led by Imperial College London and researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, also suggest pregnant ... Read More »

Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children
Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A genetic defect affecting normal development in children has been identified by a study involving University of Queensland researcher and alumnus Professor David Coman. The study revealed that mutations in the gene FDFT1 prevented children from producing enough cholesterol, causing ... Read More »

Prem baby survival links to key dates of pregnancy
Prem baby survival links to key dates of pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia, decisions regarding perinatal care, including neonatal care unit admission, play a greater role in the survival of infants born at 23 weeks gestation than at 24 or 25 weeks, Flinders University researchers say. Babies born in Australia at ... Read More »

Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women
Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A wide range of foetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology. Biomedical engineers Dr Marnie Winter and Professor Benjamin Thierry from ... Read More »

Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen
Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

While Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth, close to 1% of babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health ... Read More »

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development?
Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants’ developing brains, ... Read More »

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero
Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the foetus to grow and explore, and ... Read More »

Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly
Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth but can save the healthcare system up to $97 million per year. The Australian-first research, in partnership with ... Read More »

Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy
Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the foetus, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same ... Read More »

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre revealed in Molecular Psychiatry. The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian ... Read More »

 
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