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Depression more common during pregnancy than after childbirth
Depression during pregnancy is more common than postnatal depression, finds a study in this week's BMJ. As mood during pregnancy may affect the unborn child, more efforts need to be directed towards recognising and treating antenatal depression, report the authors. Over 9,000 pregnant women recorded their mood through pregnancy and after childbirth in a series of questionnaires. Any reported... View News Article (2001-08-01)

Chlamydia and ectopic pregnancy link
Women who have had chlamydia are at greater risk of an ectopic pregnancy because of a lasting effect of the infection. View News Article (2011-01-12)

High blood pressure in pregnancy may spell hot flashes later
Women who have hypertensive diseases during pregnancy seem to be at higher risk of having troublesome hot flashes and night sweats at menopause, report researchers from the Netherlands in an article published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. View News Article (2013-04-03)

Pregnant smokers may 'program' their kids to become smokers
The authors base their findings on over 3,000 mothers and their children, who were part of a long term pregnancy study in Brisbane, Australia (MUSP) in 1981. View News Article (2006-11-28)

Deprived areas show greatest increase in teenage pregnancies
From the 1980s to the 1990s rates of teenage pregnancy in Scotland increased more rapidly in areas of greater socioeconomic deprivation, finds a study in this week's BMJ. This finding has implications for allocating resources to achieve government targets in reducing pregnancy rates by 2010. Research carried out at Glasgow University investigated the impact of socioeconomic deprivation on teenage... View News Article (2001-07-25)

Few teens undergo pregnancy testing in the emergency department
Few adolescent females undergo pregnancy testing in the hospital emergency department (ED), even when they complain of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests or examinations. View News Article (2012-10-19)

Study finds variation of the interval between first and second pregnancy
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 8 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in San Diego, researchers will report that the variation of interval from delivery time to conception of the next pregnancy has a strong impact on the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. View News Article (2015-02-03)

Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions
Easy availability of emergency contraception does not have a notable effect on rates of pregnancy and abortion, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2006-09-15)

Low intake of milk in pregnancy associated with decreased birth weight
Women increasingly self-restrict milk intake during pregnancy, for a variety of reasons. Does this have an effect on their infants' birth weight? View News Article (2006-04-25)

Lupus may contribute to pregnancy-related complications
A new study found that lupus during pregnancy may have negative health impacts for women and their babies.  View News Article (2016-02-02)

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