pregnancy health

Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women
Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A wide range of foetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology. Biomedical engineers Dr Marnie Winter and Professor Benjamin Thierry from ... Read More »

Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen
Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

While Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth, close to 1% of babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health ... Read More »

Don’t force women to risk death, injury by having a baby
Don’t force women to risk death, injury by having a baby (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic who says abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement. Dr Andrew McGee, a researcher in ... Read More »

Having babies doesn’t make you fat
Having babies doesn’t make you fat (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy is not a trigger for significant weight gain in Australian women, a new study by University of Canberra researchers has found. Although longitudinal studies show that women gain weight in young adulthood, and previous research has concluded that there ... Read More »

Concerning childbirth trends
Concerning childbirth trends (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from La Trobe University has raised concern about the number of Victorian women suffering potentially dangerous levels of blood loss after childbirth. Published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the research found the rate ... Read More »

Vaccinations
Vaccinations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the world every year. Since the introduction ... Read More »

Vaccinations during pregnancy
Vaccinations during pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Two vaccinations are recommended in Australia during pregnancy: whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza.   Whooping cough Whooping cough, caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis, can be a very serious disease for babies that can even cause death. ... Read More »

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums
Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows ... Read More »

Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after caesarean, although absolute risk small
Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after caesarean, although absolute risk small (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Attempted vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is associated with higher rates of adverse effects or death for mothers and infants, although absolute rates were low in mothers who attempted this type of birth, according to research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ... Read More »

Effective drugs to stop bleeding after childbirth
Effective drugs to stop bleeding after childbirth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New evidence from a Cochrane review, led by a University of Birmingham scientist, suggests that alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug currently used to stop women bleeding after childbirth. Bleeding after birth, also known as postpartum haemorrhage, is ... Read More »

 
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