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Autoantibodies in pregnancy: A cause of behavioral disorders in the child?
Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child. (2019-09-18)
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism
The timing of anemia -- a common condition in late pregnancy -- can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to research at Karolinska Institutet published in JAMA Psychiatry. (2019-09-18)
For lemurs, sex role reversal may get its start in the womb
In lemur society, it's not males but the females who are in charge. (2019-09-16)
Overgrowth of baby in the womb may begin weeks before women are tested for maternal diabetes
The excessive growth of a baby in the womb, a common complication of gestational diabetes, begins weeks before women are tested for the disease, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
Childhood behavior linked to taking paracetamol in pregnancy
A new study by the University of Bristol adds to evidence that links potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) during pregnancy. (2019-09-15)
Developing therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus
A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. (2019-09-13)
Cells that make bone marrow also travel to the womb to help pregnancy
Bone marrow-derived cells play a role in changes to the mouse uterus before and during pregnancy, enabling implantation of the embryo and reducing pregnancy loss, according to research published Sept. (2019-09-12)
Bone marrow may be the missing piece of the fertility puzzle
A woman's bone marrow may determine her ability to start and sustain a pregnancy, report Yale researchers in PLOS Biology. (2019-09-12)
Study shows cost savings from same-day long-acting reversible contraception
According to a new study by Indiana University School of Medicine doctors, providing adolescents seeking birth control the ability to obtain a long-acting reversible contraceptive on the same day as their clinic visit could lead to significant cost savings for insurance providers. (2019-09-11)
Number of pregnant women with high blood pressure spiked over last four decades
The number of women with high blood pressure when they become pregnant or who have it diagnosed during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the United States since 1979. (2019-09-09)
High blood pressure among older pregnant women has increased by more than 75% since 1970
The rate of chronic hypertension among pregnant women age 35 and over in the United States has increased by more than 75% since 1970, with black women suffering from persistent high blood pressure at more than twice the rate of white women, according to a Rutgers University study. (2019-09-09)
Children of anxious mothers twice as likely to have hyperactivity in adolescence
A large study has shown that children of mothers who are anxious during pregnancy and in the first few years of the child's life have twice the risk of having hyperactivity symptoms at age 16. (2019-09-08)
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)
Best strategy for managing hypertension and preeclampsia at end of pregnancy
In 2009, the Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT- I) trial showed that inducing labor in women with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia at the end of pregnancy reduces the number of high risk situations for the mother, without compromising the health of newborns. (2019-09-05)
Vaping may harm fertility in young women
E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2019-09-05)
Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility
A new study in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine shows many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education. (2019-09-05)
Environmental exposures in pregnancy and childhood could affect blood pressure in children
A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in six European countries used the exposome holistic approach to analyse more than 200 environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood. (2019-09-02)
Early life environment may lead to high blood pressure in children
Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-09-02)
Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice. (2019-08-29)
Planned delivery reduces impact of potentially fatal pregnancy complication, trial finds
In research published today in the Lancet and funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), researchers from King's College London have found that early, planned delivery for women with pre-term pre-eclampsia reduces complications and severe hypertension, as well as costs, compared to the current method of care. (2019-08-28)
Narrowing risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype
In a recent paper in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, MUSC researchers look at preeclampsia when it coincides with type 1 diabetes. (2019-08-28)
Leading experts in high-risk pregnancies issue report on reproductive health services
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), hosted a two-day workshop entitled 'Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality.' The workshop was held in conjunction with SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in February 2019 and was co-sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellowship in Family Planning, and Society of Family Planning. (2019-08-21)
Scientists unlock secrets of maternal/fetal cellular communication during pregnancy
Researchers have unlocked mysteries surrounding how a pregnant mother's cells and her fetus' cells communicate throughout pregnancy. (2019-08-21)
Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past
For the first time archaeologists have used the small bones found in the ear to look at the health of women and children from 160 years ago. (2019-08-21)
Study finds toolkit could improve detection and management of iron deficiency in pregnancy
Iron deficiency in pregnancy is a common problem that often goes unrecognized and untreated due to a lack of knowledge of its implications and competing clinical priorities. (2019-08-20)
Some pregnant women are exposed to gadolinium in early pregnancy
A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used MRI contrast agent early in their pregnancy, likely before many of them are aware that they're pregnant, according to a new study. (2019-08-20)
Study examines maternal exposure to fluoride in pregnancy, kids' IQ scores
An observational study of 601 mother-child pairs from six cities in Canada hints at an apparent association between maternal exposure to fluoride during pregnancy and lower IQ scores measured in children ages 3 to 4. (2019-08-19)
Does opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy harm newborns?
A new Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study found no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) during pregnancy compared with no treatment. (2019-08-15)
Moderate to heavy drinking during pregnancy alters genes in newborns, mothers
Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies' DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-08-15)
Pregnant transgender men at risk for depression and lack of care, Rutgers study finds
Transgender men who become pregnant are at increased risk for depression and difficulty getting medical care due to a lack of knowledge among health care providers, a Rutgers study reports. (2019-08-15)
Advanced data analysis enhances precision medicine application in clinics
Scientists have published a novel computational framework for highly accurate and targeted Non-Invasive Prenatal genetic Testing (NIPT) assay, which enables the application of cost-effective TAC-seq laboratory method in clinical practice. (2019-08-14)
Study: Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby
Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their hospitalization, a new study shows. (2019-08-13)
Study shows pediatricians can help parents to quit smoking
An NIH-funded study published in JAMA Pediatrics has shown pediatricians can help parents quit smoking. (2019-08-12)
Study finds racial disparities in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients
Research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among women who are kidney transplant recipients, Hispanic women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy than white women. (2019-08-12)
Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy
Researchers studied health and geographical data from 25,000 pregnant women in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and have shown that depression is the largest driver of substance use during pregnancy. (2019-08-08)
Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers
Expectant parents' emotional struggles predict emotional and behavioural problems in 2-year-olds, new research shows. (2019-08-05)
Pregnancy problems may lead to later cardiac trouble in adult children
A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that female offspring of females with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk for developing cardiac dysfunction. (2019-08-05)
How 'natural-killer' cells might help women avoid a deadly risk of childbirth
Malfunctioning uterine NK cells play a key role in placenta accreta, a condition that leads to over-attachment of the placenta to uterine tissues and can cause extensive bleeding during childbirth. (2019-08-02)
Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots
Forty-five percent of Zika-exposed infants who had abnormalities at birth had normal test results in the second or third year of life. (2019-08-02)
Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds new study
Research led by King's College London has found that the currently recommended treatment for a common pregnancy liver disorder that can result in preterm birth and stillbirth, is ineffective and should be reconsidered. (2019-08-01)
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