Latest News for Pregnancy

Surviving cancer may increase risk of birth complications

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT
As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections.
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New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) has announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce...
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How and when to take a pregnancy test

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.
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Women, particularly minorities, do not meet nutrition guidelines shortly before pregnancy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Black, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only...
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25 million U.S. women lack access to infertility services, Pitt study shows

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that nearly 40 percent of reproductive-aged women in the United States - approximately 25 million - have limited or no nearby access to assisted...
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Low levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depression

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy...
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Six of the best pregnancy blogs for parents-to-be

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT
Pregnancy can be an exciting yet daunting time. Medical News Today take a look at six of the best pregnancy blogs that help inform parents what to expect.
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Dietary kit reduces baby blues, a precursor to postpartum depression

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A dietary supplement kit, created to counter mood-altering brain changes linked to depression, virtually eliminated the "baby blues" among women in a new study at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and...
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Common screening tests unsuitable for predicting preterm births

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT
A new study investigates the predictive accuracy of two common tests for preterm birth: ultrasound examination of the cervix and fetal fibronectin levels.
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