Doctors typically recommend that pregnant women add an Omega-3 supplement to their prenatal care regimen due to recent research showing it may lead to longer gestation times and healthier birth wei
For most expecting parents, thinking of violence as it pertains to actions of their soon to be newborn is nearly impossible.
Researchers at UC Irvine have found that women who take birth control pills appear to remember emotional events in a manner more similar to men.
A new study shows that taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception- four weeks before and eight weeks after a woman’s last period- can reduce preterm (premature) births and the chances of having a smaller-than-normal baby.
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The fetus is more aware than many pregnant women understand. When pregnant women eat and drink certain things,
A group of German researchers studied nearly 12,000 women and found that miscarriages and stillbirths carry a long term side effect.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have released numbers for maternal deaths during pregnancy and while the numbers are still lower in the United States than other countries, the rate is higher than experts would like to see.
Women who come into the Hospital in full labor but without having had a GBS culture are typically treated with antibiotics to protect the infant from a group B Strep infection.
Women who suffer from epilepsy often take anti-epileptic medications throughout their pregnancy.
A report given at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Science Exposition held by the American Society of Nephrology reveals that maternal weight and health conditions
Despite the reports that the flu vaccine is safe and recommended for pregnant women, there has still been some question in the medical and patient community.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is diagnosed based on a set of physical anomalies at birth. These include altered facial formation and development issues.
Obstetricians often talk to pregnant women about the potential health threats associated with smoking while pregnant.
A group of researchers from Oregon State University have linked lower than average birth weight to an infant’s ability to process medications, for life.
The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has found a discrepancy between reported fertility and actual fertility in a group of volunteers.
About 60,000 women are admitted to the hospital each year for extreme morning sickness. Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy,
According to a new study published in Epilepsia, women who take multiple antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy may have teenagers who suffer from poor performance in schools.
Bed rest is commonly used as a treatment for preterm labor. According to a report published in Biological Research for Nursing, bed rest may cause more harm than good to a pregnant woman and the unborn fetus.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paired with Norwegian researchers on a study involving rates of unplanned pregnancy in women with anorexia nervosa.
Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg embeds in the lining of the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. This can happen because the fallopian tube is too narrow or simply by accident. Typically, ectopic pregnancy is difficult to diagnose because symptoms do not present until the fetus grows too large for the tube.
According to a Danish study, schistosomiasis, the parasite that causes snail fever may cause harm to the reproductive organs of women susceptible to the parasite. The parasite lives in waterways commonly used for bathing and clothes washing.
Researchers from the University of Florida have found a connection between antibacterial chemicals and pregnancy.
HLHS, or Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, is a common form of congenital heart disease. The conditions presents with an underdeveloped left ventricle
Researchers are studying the effects of a contraceptive gel that could be used in place of pill contraceptives.
The Journal of American Medical Association has published a study
claiming fish oil is an ineffective postpartum depression treatment,
despite other studies finding the treatment to be highly effective.
The current trend in motherhood pushes women to the brink of fertility before families are started. Women are regularly starting families well into their 40s, which could be pushing the limits of the female body, especially if premature or early menopause is likely to occur.
Researchers presented a report at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology that may take a few oncologists by surprise.
There is no known, clear-cut cause of Autism, so researchers are constantly looking for some connection between environmental, medical and social aspects of life