Latest News for Pregnancy

Study links outdoor air pollution with millions of preterm births

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST
Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.
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Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Very early preterm infants are more likely to survive than in previous years, and the survivors are less likely to have neurological problems, according to an analysis of records from a National...
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A boy or a girl? Baby's sex may influence mother's immunity

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research shows an association between the sex of the fetus and different immune responses in pregnant women. Pregnancy with girls may affect immunity.
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What to Do If You Catch a Cold When Pregnant

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?
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Better health for women involved in clinical trials

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST
Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary...
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Dr. Virginia Apgar: Changing perceptions in medicine

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST
In the first of a series on female role models in medicine, we look at the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Apgar - the creator of the Apgar score.
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Daylight savings time impacts miscarriage rates among select IVF patients, study finds

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST
Daylight savings time (DST) contributes to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) who had had a prior pregnancy loss according to new research out of Boston...
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Exposure to nicotine before and after birth causes hearing difficulties in children

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new mouse study investigates the neurological impact of perinatal exposure to nicotine. The findings suggests nicotine impacts the offspring's hearing.
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Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.
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