foetal health

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 »

What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy
What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year and Pathology Awareness Australia wants to ensure expectant parents are informed about the many pathology tests on offer and what they are for. Trimester 1: 6-8 weeks’ pregnancy On the first ... Read More »

Health consequences of obesity in pregnant women
Health consequences of obesity in pregnant women (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world’s largest and most comprehensive international study of more than 1.3 million pregnant women, by researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia found that three out of every four pregnant women worldwide, and their healthcare teams, are failing ... Read More »

 
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