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Nationwide study: 1 in 4 women show ambivalence toward pregnancy
The results surprised researchers, and could reshape how doctors approach women's health care. (2010-05-06)

Newborns face risks when born to women with the flu
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. A new Birth Defects Research study uncovers the potential risks to infants. (2019-01-09)

The effects of inflammatory bowel disease on pregnancy
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- often affects women of childbearing age. A study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics compared the health of pregnant and non-pregnant women with IBD. (2020-04-08)

Few women follow healthy lifestyle guidelines before pregnancy
Very few women follow the nutritional and lifestyle recommendations before they become pregnant, even when pregnancy is in some sense planned, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2009-02-12)

Study finds pregnant woman's asthma is likely to be worse if baby is a girl
Pregnant women with asthma who are carrying a female baby are more likely to experience a worsening of their asthma than pregnant asthmatic women carrying a baby boy, according to a stay presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Orlando on May 25. (2004-05-25)

How to treat Ebola during pregnancy
A pregnant woman in Africa who has contracted Ebola is likely to suffer with a spontaneous abortion, pregnancy-related hemorrhage, or the death of her newborn. Although the risk of caring for a pregnant woman with Ebola in the United States may be rare, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses has published a practice brief in its Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing to guide nursing care for pregnant women and newborns. (2014-12-15)

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?
In a Maternal & Child Nutrition analysis of published studies on the dietary habits of women who were trying to conceive or were pregnant, most studies indicated that women do not meet nutritional recommendations for vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake. (2019-12-04)

Extra iron doesn't help many pregnant women
Although universal prenatal supplementation with iron is recommended, an extra intake of iron does not noticeably benefit pregnant women, except when they are anemic. This was observed by researchers of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp and colleagues who followed more than a thousand pregnant women in Burkina Faso. (2011-03-11)

Many pregnant women search the Internet for medication safety information
A new study reveals that due to a lack of specific recommendations for medication use during pregnancy, many pregnant women search the Internet for information. (2017-09-07)

Why aren't pregnant women getting flu vaccine?
Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they're advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don't understand the importance of this advice -- and don't get the vaccine. (2014-08-18)

NHS trusts putting safety of pregnant doctors at risk
Some NHS trusts are exploiting pregnant junior doctors at the expense of health and safety, according to a disturbing article in this week's BMJ Careers. (2004-04-22)

Home pregnancy tests can lead to better prenatal care
The simple intervention of providing women who are having unprotected sex with a home pregnancy test could have a substantial impact on the health of potential newborns, according to a Michigan State University study. (2009-02-10)

Wrongful birth litigation and prenatal screening
Wrongful birth claims may increase in Canada if physicians do not adhere to new 2007 practice guidelines that recommend prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities be offered to all pregnant women, write Dr. Jeff Nisker and Roxanne Mykitiuk in CMAJ. (2008-11-03)

How does pregnancy affect risk of stroke in older, younger women?
Younger pregnant women, including the postpartum period up to six weeks after delivery, appeared to be at increased risk of stroke compared with their nonpregnant counterparts, and that increased stroke risk was not associated with older pregnant women, according to a new article published online by JAMA Neurology. (2016-10-24)

Boys more likely when pregnancy takes longer
The longer it takes to get pregnant, the more chance there is of having a boy, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Dutch researchers analysed data for 5,283 women who gave birth to single babies between July 2001 and July 2003. (2005-12-15)

Risk from getting pregnant too soon after a stillbirth
Women may need to wait a year before trying to conceive again after a stillbirth. Women who conceived less than 12 months after a stillbirth were significantly more anxious and depressed during pregnancy than other mothers and were again depressed a year after the birth of their live baby. (1999-06-25)

Women with swine flu 13 times more likely to suffer critical illness if they are pregnant
Pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand who had swine flu were 13 times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a critical illness, according to research published on bmj.com today. (2010-03-18)

Pregnant women's psychological health during the COVID-19 outbreak
A recent study that examined the psychological health of pregnant women during the COVID-19 outbreak uncovered fear and depression in many participants. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. (2020-09-10)

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. This is shown by a comprehensive register-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. The study also suggests that prescription migraine drugs may alleviate the complications. (2019-06-26)

Single scan could safely rule out pregnancy-related DVT
A single ultrasound scan may safely rule out a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in women during pregnancy or in the first few weeks after giving birth, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-04-24)

Pregnant women don't exercise enough: Study finds doctors need to better educate patients
A new study by the Saint Louis University School of Public Health can assist physicians in identifying patients who are at high risk for inactivity during pregnancy. (2005-11-08)

Too much coffee during pregnancy risks stillbirth
Pregnant women who drink eight or more cups of coffee a day run more than twice the risk of stillbirth compared with women who do not drink coffee, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-02-20)

Ginger may spice up the lives of pregnant women
A new trial will investigate previous claims that the herb ginger can be effective in alleviating the nausea and vomiting suffered by many pregnant women. (2000-08-16)

Stress and tension do not stop fertility treatment from working
Women undergoing IVF or other assisted reproduction therapy can be reassured that emotional distress caused by their infertility or other life events will not prevent the treatment from working. (2011-02-24)

Pregnant women carrying boys need more energy
Pregnant women carrying boys have a 10% higher energy intake than those carrying girls, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-06-05)

Experts stress need for sufficient iodine nutrition during pregnancy
New research published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that pregnant women in Sweden had inadequate levels of iodine in their diets. Proper iodine nutrition is necessary for neurological development of the fetus. (2015-08-27)

Mefloquine effectively prevents malaria during pregnancy but is not well tolerated
The antimalarial drug mefloquine is more effective than the currently recommended treatment to prevent malaria infection in pregnant women living in endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa, but the high frequency of adverse events represents a barrier to its use. These are the conclusions of a meta-analysis performed by ISGlobal -- a centre supported by the 'la Caixa' Foundation -- and published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, a leading journal in systematic reviews on health issues. (2018-04-05)

Supplement for pregnant women with malaria could improve birth outcomes
Pregnant women infected with malaria have lower levels of an essential amino acid called L-arginine, which may help to explain why these women are more likely to experience complications such as stillbirths and low birth weight infants. (2018-03-07)

Reframing body weight as baby weight may help women handle pregnancy
Pregnant women often rely on two identities -- a pregnant self and a non-pregnant self -- to help them navigate the profound psychological and physiological effects that pregnancy has on their body image, according to a Penn State Abington researcher. (2016-08-23)

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds
Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds. (2019-12-09)

Low levels of vitamin D linked to common vaginal infection in pregnant women
Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from bacterial vaginosis -- a common vaginal infection that increases a woman's risk for preterm delivery, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. Published in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition, the study may explain why African-American women, who often lack adequate vitamin D, are three times more likely than white women to develop BV. (2009-05-22)

Study shows reduced risk of preterm birth for pregnant women vaccinated during pandemic flu
Pregnant women who received the H1N1 influenza vaccine during the 2009 pandemic were less likely to have premature babies, and their babies weighed more on average. (2013-02-19)

Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study
Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. (2011-12-15)

Attitude, intention key to exercise in pregnant women
Attitude and intention are the two most important factors in pregnant women's decisions about exercising, according to exercise psychologists at Penn State and the University of Florida. (2003-04-04)

Study finds pregnant women show increased activity in right side of brain
Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London. (2014-05-06)

Pregnant women with COVID-19 may more likely need intensive care and give birth early
Pregnant women seen in hospitals with covid-19 are less likely to show symptoms, and seem to be at increased risk of needing admission to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2020-09-01)

Use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes among women of reproductive age in US
Cigarette use was lower among pregnant women in the United States (8%) than among nonpregnant women (14.3%) but rates of e-cigarette use were almost identical (3.6% for pregnant women and 3.3% for nonpregnant women) in a study based on national health survey data. The study included data for 1,071 pregnant and 26,849 nonpregnant women (18 to 44 years old) from 2014 to 2017. (2019-04-29)

Influenza in pregnancy -- new Norwegian study
This spring, pregnant women in Norway will be invited to take part in the Norwegian Influenza Study (NorFlu). The aim is to find out how influenza in pregnancy affects maternal health and childhood development. NorFlu will also study any implications of vaccination during pregnancy. (2010-03-24)

Should women be screened for domestic violence?
Over a third of women attending general practices have experienced physical violence, but doctors and nurses rarely ask about it. Researchers in this week's BMJ ask: Should women be screened for domestic violence when they visit their general practitioner? Is there a high risk group of women for whom screening might be more appropriate? Is screening acceptable to women? (2002-01-31)

Maternal depression and natural disaster-related stress may affect infants' temperament
A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy. (2019-02-06)

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