pregnancy

Sex selection for non-medical reasons
Sex selection for non-medical reasons (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Allowing parents to select their child’s sex perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes and places false constraints on parent-child relationships, according to new Deakin University research. The research paper, recently published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, comes as the National Health and ... Read More »

Pilates in first pregnancy
Pilates in first pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study will investigate whether practising Pilates during pregnancy improves the health of expectant mothers. A group of first time mothers-to-be will take part in the research to determine whether undertaking Pilates affects their health and their birthing experiences. ... Read More »

More support needed for mums after perinatal loss
More support needed for mums after perinatal loss (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers. A study led by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences evaluated the effectiveness of a ... Read More »

Link between vitamin D in pregnancy and autism
Link between vitamin D in pregnancy and autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development, said lead researcher Professor Darryl Eyles, ... Read More »

TGA completes review of home-use pregnancy test kits
TGA completes review of home-use pregnancy test kits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The TGA has completed a review of all human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy self-test kits on the Australian market to ensure they meet sensitivity claims. Some devices were found not to work reliably and accurately and have either been corrected ... Read More »

Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes
Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study. UQ School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and ... Read More »

Be part of the alcohol in pregnancy and foetal alcohol reference group
Be part of the alcohol in pregnancy and foetal alcohol reference group (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you interested in the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy? Do you want to have a say in improving diagnosis and treatment for people and families living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Would you like to join a national ... Read More »

Staying connected a key to beating baby blues
Staying connected a key to beating baby blues (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research. UQ School of Psychology researcher Magen Seymour-Smith said women who positively embraced the new role of mother as ... Read More »

The reasons for our left or right-handedness
The reasons for our left or right-handedness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Unlike hitherto assumed, the cause is not to be found in the brain. It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord. This has been inferred from the research results compiled by ... Read More »

Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research
Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A ground-breaking study into the changes that occur in a woman’s breast, from growing into one that provides milk for a new-born, and then back to its normal state, has discovered that milk-producing cells are, in effect, cannibalised by other ... Read More »

 
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