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Study: Spend more on housing, teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed
New research: Spend more on transitional housing and teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed. (2019-09-18)
Is headache from anesthesia after childbirth associated with risk of bleeding around brain?
This study examined whether postpartum women with headache from anesthesia after neuraxial anesthesia (such as epidural) during childbirth had increased risk of being diagnosed with bleeding around the brain (intracranial subdural hematoma). (2019-09-16)
Resilience protects pregnant women against negative effects of stress
Researchers from the University of Granada have, for the first time, analysed the protective role of resilience in pregnancy, by studying the levels of cortisol present in the expectant mother's hair, along with her psychological state. (2019-09-06)
Scientists find clue to 'maternal instinct'
Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is important in the regulation of social and maternal behavior. (2019-07-25)
One in 270 births have 'dual burden' of prematurity and severe maternal complications
A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a 'dual burden' on families, finds research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Stanford University. (2019-07-17)
Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents
Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. (2019-06-27)
Migraine increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth
Pregnant women with migraine have an increased risk of miscarriage, caesarean sections and giving birth to a child with low birth weight. (2019-06-26)
Research reveals a natural pregnancy hormone could relax a locked-up joint
Researchers at Boston University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discover surprising step toward melting away 'frozen shoulder.' (2019-06-05)
Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers
A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-05-13)
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. (2019-04-23)
Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies and could be cost-saving
Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks would benefit mothers and babies and could be cost saving. (2019-04-16)
Cesarean deliveries in India: Too many and yet too few
Had India fallen prey to the epidemic of cesarean currently affecting many countries in the world? (2019-03-25)
More children could mean higher risk of heart disease
Public health researchers report that, in a national survey of 25,000 participants, 30 percent of parents who said they had five or more children had a heart condition. (2019-03-25)
50 is the new 40 for safe childbirth, according to Ben-Gurion U. researchers
'It turns out that 50 is the new 40 when it comes to childbirth,' according to Dr. (2019-03-07)
Life-threatening birth complication rate increasing across US racial, ethnic groups
Racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity--life-threatening maternal complications associated with childbirth--have persisted and increased at high rates among U.S. women, according to an analysis of nearly 20 years of California hospital records funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-03-05)
Home births are three times more dangerous than hospital deliveries
When accounting for variables including the mother's existing health, age, health habits such as smoking, and ethnic background, the occurrence of a still-born infant was significant, with a risk 2.6 times higher for infant mortality compared with patients who delivered in hospitals. (2019-03-02)
Large-scale initiative linked to reductions in maternal and newborn deaths in Indonesia
A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn mortality at participating hospitals, according to a new study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-02-28)
Study reveals that night and weekend births have substantially higher risk of delivery complications
As if expecting mothers didn't have enough to worry about, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal found that the quantity of delivery complications in hospitals are substantially higher during nights, weekends and holidays, and in teaching hospitals. (2019-02-26)
New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep
The birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers' sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth. (2019-02-25)
USPSTF recommendation statement on interventions to prevent depression during pregnancy, after childbirth
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends clinicians provide counseling interventions to pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk of depression or refer patients to those services. (2019-02-12)
Scientists gain new insight on triggers for preterm birth
A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight on a poorly-understood key player in the timing of labor and delivery. (2019-02-12)
Gallbladder removal operation during pregnancy associated with adverse maternal outcomes
When faced with painful gallstones, pregnant women should consider postponing surgical treatment until after childbirth, new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study results show. (2019-02-12)
Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth
Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. (2019-02-06)
Let's talk about sex ... after childbirth
Resuming sexual activity after pregnancy isn't always like riding a bike, especially for mothers experiencing postpartum pain, fatigue and stress. (2019-02-04)
New research will improve diagnosis of antenatal anxiety
A landmark study by experts at the University of Stirling will help health professionals improve the identification of severe and problematic anxiety in pregnant women. (2019-01-25)
Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression
A major study, from the University of York, provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving birth. (2019-01-23)
Breast cancer up to five times more likely to metastasize even 10 years after childbirth
Breast cancers diagnosed in young women within 10 years of giving birth are more likely to metastasize, and thus more likely to cause death, than breast cancers in young women who gave birth less recently or not at all. (2019-01-16)
Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Research completed at Johns Hopkins and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has demonstrated that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder later in life. (2018-12-19)
Childbirth delivery methods and risk of incontinence, overactive bladder
Pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (when one or more of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position) are associated with childbirth and affect millions of women in the United States. (2018-12-18)
Early postpartum opioids linked with persistent usage
Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum period, they are at increased risk of developing persistent opioid use. (2018-12-17)
NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later
In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. (2018-12-14)
Study shows low-income women in Texas are not getting contraception after childbirth
The study shows that two-thirds of women did not receive their desired contraception at the six-week postpartum visit, increasing risk of unintended pregnancy. (2018-12-04)
Study finds sexual trauma survivors have clear preferences in obstetric care
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) surveyed women with a history of sexual trauma and found that they have clear preferences regarding how they communicate their history with providers as well as certain aspects of their treatment plan. (2018-11-29)
Study uncovers possible link between immune system and postpartum depression
The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests. (2018-11-06)
Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain after childbirth
While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, suggests new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting. (2018-10-14)
Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival
Researchers investigated the skeletal remains of more than 30 individuals where minor and serious injuries were evident, but did not lead to loss of life. (2018-10-04)
Fathers' postnatal hormone levels predict later caregiving, study shows
Dads whose cortisol levels were elevated while they held their newborns on the day of their birth -- either skin-to-skin or clothed -- were more likely to be involved with indirect care and play with their infants in the first months of their lives. (2018-10-03)
Bariatric surgery linked to safer childbirth for the mother
Obese mothers who lose weight through bariatric surgery can have safer deliveries. (2018-09-26)
Failure rate in some surgical mesh treatments unacceptably high - Biomedical review
Failure rates in some surgical mesh products used to treat prolapse injury are unacceptably high according to a new biomedical review conducted by a medical materials expert, who also believes patients should have received more information around the risk before being treated for urinary incontinence with surgical mesh products. (2018-09-18)
Birth study empowers pregnant women
New QUT research has shed light on why some women have 'normal' births and many don't, delivering vital information to help women make more informed maternity care decisions. (2018-07-23)
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