pregnancy

Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean
Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Caesarean section delivery at full dilation may raise the risk of premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy, new research reveals. The finding by clinicians and researchers from Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney was reported ... Read More »

Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too
Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The plight of pregnant women suffering severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum has been brought to the fore with the struggles of Princess Kate, however, little is known about how these conditions affect expectant fathers. New research from Edith Cowan ... Read More »

Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies
Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women carrying the sexually transmitted HPV infection prior to two years of giving birth are 50% more likely to have a tiny baby, new research shows. A study led by the University of South Australia analysing Pap smear records of ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40% of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could ... Read More »

New technique to aid IVF embryo selection
New technique to aid IVF embryo selection (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), led by the University of Adelaide, have successfully developed an advanced new imaging technique, which can help assess the quality of early-stage embryos. The research, reported in the journal ... Read More »

New screening test could help identify pregnancy complications
New screening test could help identify pregnancy complications (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Illumina’s Northern California Services Laboratory have developed a method to allow women to gain greater insights into the health of their pregnancy. In the biggest study ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western ... Read More »

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth
Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births by researchers at UC San Francisco. ... Read More »

Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful
Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to various long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders. Several human studies have indicated that maternal smoking is associated with lung under-development, airflow limitation, an increase in the risk of respiratory infections and development ... Read More »

 
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