Women who are pregnant should start a daily exercise program even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy.
Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Peking University published a study in the journal Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy regarding the effectiveness of intracranial KCI injection as an alternative to intrathoracic KCI injection.
Increasing numbers of children suffering from obesity is a grave
concern regarding public health. Obesity numbers in younger populations
is disproportionate based on race and ethnicity.
High-fat and high-sugar diets are thought to play a role in the rise of
obesity, but researchers believe the next generation will be predisposed
to obesity and certain diseases due to molecular mechanisms that take
place in the uterus during gestation.
Researchers from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that examined the various effects of tachysystole on the fetal heart.
Researchers from the University of Milan recently published a
study measuring NeuN levels in cases of unexplained perinatal and infant
death. Thirty control infants were also tested for the study.
In most developed countries, iodine intake is sufficiently managed
with table salt intake. Researchers in
the United Kingdom recently addressed the possibility that iodine
deficiency could contribute to neurodevelopmental problems in offspring.
Researchers from the Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research were involved in a recent study published in the journal Neurotoxicology. The study focused on the impact of differing zinc and selenium levels on neonatal neurological development.
The nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are the primary
care providers. They work with newborns that need special care and
advanced medical attention. Specialized care can mean a heavier burden
is placed on the nursing staff.
When teen pregnancy rates are published it is commonly assumed the
teens are getting pregnant for the first time, but that is not the case
according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and
When women in India find out they are pregnant with girls, prenatal
care changes for the worse, according to research from the University of
California and Michigan State University.
Magnesium sulfate is currently used as a neonatal neuroprotectant
for deliveries at less than 30 weeks gestation. Researchers recently
started collecting data for a trial covering gestational ages 30 to 34
Researchers from Queens Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital in
the United Kingdom recently published a question in the journal Medical Hypotheses. The question posed related to leptin levels, obesity and pregnancy management.
For Dr. Sami Kilic, robotics is the answer for pregnant women with
incompetent cervixes that threaten the viability and health of
One of the leading causes of neonatal and infant mortality is
prematurity and/or low birth weight. Advances in medical care mean fewer
deaths, but more reports of live births, resulting in a leveling off
of mortality rates.
In the last 10 years a re-emergence of pertussis has been reported.
The majority of cases have shifted from children attending school to
older children, adults and infants.
Researchers recently published a study in the journal BJOG
on the effect of maternal asthma on the neonate. The study addressed congenital
malformations, hospitalization risk and perinatal mortality.
Researchers from the University of Washington recently published a study in the journal BJOG comparing intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) magnesium sulfate treatment in pregnant women with eclampsia.
Current talks among medical experts address the issues related to
intimate partner violence, but little is known about how pregnant women
react to questioning about potential violence from a medical
Researchers from the University of Oslo recently completed a
study investigating two possible opiod treatments commonly used in
pregnancy in order to determine possible side effects or complications
that may be associated with the drug combinations.
Researchers from Wenzhou Medical College in China recently published
a report on the status of neonatal iron deficiency in newborns born to
mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Endometriosis can make it extremely difficult or impossible to conceive without advanced medical care and fertility treatment.
DHA deficiency is thought to be associated with maternal depression.
While DHA supplements could be used to treat the deficiency, there are
reports that EPA is more effective at relieving depressive symptoms.
Local hemostatic agents (LHA) may prevent blood loss associated with
postpartum hemorrhage, in some cases, claim researchers from Bogota,
Between 1 and 1.5-percent of women suffer recurrent miscarriage
of unknown origin during pregnancies with the same partner. Experts
believe there is some connection between progesterone release after
conception and recurrent pregnancy loss.
Researchers from the Department of Community Health at the
University of Calgary recently reviewed more than 30 studies to find a
connection between vitamin D levels and pregnancy/neonatal outcomes. The
review was published in the British Medical Journal.
Ureteroscopy is a treatment option for women with ureteral stones.
Researchers from the Department of Urology at the University of Dicle in
Turkey recently studied the effect of ureteroscopy on pregnancy,
specifically looking for pregnancy and fetal complications.
According to research in Ghana, pregnant women who sleep on their backs
(supine) are more likely to suffer stillbirth than women who sleep in
The impact of stress on health and wellbeing is widely reported in
medical literature. It also appears, based on information collected from
the National Institutes of Health, that stress may be to blame for