pregnancy health

Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety
Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) psychology academic says while rural women and men are at the same risk of suffering from pre- and post-natal depression as their metropolitan counterparts, the way they experience them are unique. Associate Professor Gene Hodgins ... Read More »

Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy
Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40 percent of women are deficient in iodine, an essential mineral in developing healthy brains in babies, new research out of Westmead has found. Lead researcher Dr Jenny Gunton, from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, the University ... 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 »

Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16% of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids
Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parenting is a complicated journey full of questions, and when a beloved child begins to show signs of a behavioural disorder, a parent’s challenges become even more difficult to navigate. Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today’s trend towards ... Read More »

Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally
Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UPDATE; Click here to read the latest statement from the Victor Chang Institute.  OVERVIEW One of the greatest discoveries in pregnancy research Vitamin B3 can cure molecular deficiencies which cause miscarriages and birth defects Discovery promises to significantly reduce miscarriages and birth ... 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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