preeclampsia

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at
Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Pain relief during childbirth could soon be delivered via a self-administered nasal spray, thanks to research from University of South Australia midwifery researcher, Dr Julie Fleet. Well known for its use in delivering pain relief to children and in managing ... Read More »

Scientists discover a new treatment for life-threatening pregnancy complication
Scientists discover a new treatment for life-threatening pregnancy complication (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered a new treatment for preeclampsia, a major complication of pregnancy that can threaten the life of both the mother and baby. The Translational Obstetrics Group at Mercy Hospital for Women and the University of Melbourne have found ... Read More »

Link between preeclampsia and children’s development
Link between preeclampsia and children’s development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research has revealed that hypertensive diseases during pregnancy, in particular preeclampsia, have long-term and possibly permanent consequences for the motor development in offspring. Studies by Notre Dame researcher, Tegan Grace, which ... Read More »

New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure
New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure (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 »

First screening test for common pregnancy complications
First screening test for common pregnancy complications (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 »

Reducing risks for asthmatic mums-to-be
Reducing risks for asthmatic mums-to-be (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 »

Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia
Low Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia (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 »

Paired risk factors in preeclampsia
Paired risk factors in preeclampsia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although preeclampsia occurs in about 3% of pregnancies, it’s still unforeseen in many cases. A report of new research, now in press at the Journal of Reproductive Immunology, documents how two distinct risk factors combine to affect the odds that ... Read More »

Pre-eclampsia may be linked to air pollutant
Pre-eclampsia may be linked to air pollutant (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in every 20 cases of the serious condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, may be linked to increased levels of the air pollutant ozone during the first three months, suggests a large study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Mothers ... Read More »

 
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