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Men’s drug helps women in labour
Men’s drug helps women in labour (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A drug usually used for erectile dysfunction is helping to improve outcomes during labour in an Australian-first trial in Brisbane. Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) Professor Sailesh Kumar said Sildenafil – commonly known as Viagra – could reduce distress ... Read More »

Overcoming the ‘yummy mummy’ pressure
Overcoming the ‘yummy mummy’ pressure (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Two James Cook University students want to understand how body image and personality can affect exercise during and after pregnancy. Regular exercise during pregnancy can achieve significant physical and mental health benefits for both mother and baby, but it’s currently ... 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 »

Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns
Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies when compared to infants of mothers who did not consume their placenta. The joint study by University of Nevada Las ... Read More »

Women should have right to reject pregnancy, experts say
Women should have right to reject pregnancy, experts say (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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

The DES saga: Death risk high for young women exposed in utero
The DES saga: Death risk high for young women exposed in utero (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A letter from three University of Chicago researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine updates a 47-year-old series of reports on the risks of exposure during pregnancy to a supplement, diethylstilboestrol (DES), that was once widely used but since 1971 has ... 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 »

How ADHD affects pregnancy outcomes in women and their babies
How ADHD affects pregnancy outcomes in women and their babies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women on medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should not stop treatment without consulting a doctor, say the authors of a new study examining pregnancy outcomes among women treated with ADHD medications. Published in CNS Drugs the study of ... Read More »

Child’s health linked to delivery style
Child’s health linked to delivery style (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time, a team of leading international researchers have found significant links between medical interventions used in the birthing process, such as caesarean section and induction, and a child’s long-term health. The findings, published in the Wiley journal ... Read More »

Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children
Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new ... Read More »

 
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