Information and Resources from BabyMed about potential pregnancy complications that may be diagnosed during your pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension, and premature delivery.
A study published in JAMA Psychiatry reports a connection
between child abuse and future risk of having children with autism. The
report is based on information collected from at least 50,000 women as
part of the Nurses Healthy Study 2.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Perinatology claims uterine artery Doppler can be used in the first trimester to predict the possibility of recurrent preeclampsia.
Researchers at the University of Michigan recently published a study correlating sleeping patterns and increased risk of stillbirth, preeclampsia and low birth weight. Sleeping patterns can be altered and thus, so can the increased risk of pregnancy complications.
Pre-eclampsia has been defined as a disease of first pregnancies.
According to two papers published in the journal Fertility and
Sterility, estrogen levels at the time of embryo implantation via
in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may be associated with increased risk of
preeclampsia and other pregnancy/infant complications.
High blood pressure in pregnancy is a clear warning sign for
preeclampsia. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure has also
been associated with birth defects and long-term side effects on
maternal health independent of preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that can lead to
hypertension, protein in urine and preterm delivery. The only cure for
the condition is delivery of the fetus. Researchers have been looking
for a definitive cause of preeclampsia for years.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a condition that affects the immune
system. Possible complications of APS include growth restriction of the
fetus, thrombosis and preeclampsia.
Researchers recently published a study in the American Journal of
Obstetrics & Gynecology on the possibility of predicting risk for
stillbirth, preeclampsia and small for gestational age birth based on
According to a new study presented at an American College of Cardiology
annual meeting, detecting preeclampsia risk is as easy as viewing the
hand of a pregnant woman under a special microscope.
During regular check-ups doctors check for proper fetal growth and
development, but they are also looking for symptoms that may be
associated with the 10 most common pregnancy complications.
Sleep has proven health benefits and according to researchers at the University of Sydney could be beneficial for women with preeclampsia. The condition requires immediate medical attention and often leads to premature delivery and low birth weight.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced condition that typically causes a
dangerous rise in blood pressure. After birth, the risk of complications
associated with the pregnancy-induced condition is thought to be
resolved, but that may not be the case.
Researchers from the Floating Hospital for Children recently published a study in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine on the possible connection between pregnancy disorders and retinopathy in extremely low birth weight newborns.
Preeclampsia, is a deadly disease both for mothers and their fetuses. Recently, preclampsia has not only been considered a disease during pregnancy but also a risk factor for developing diseases later in life.
"This review analyzes recent epidemiological evidence of the long–term outcomes of preeclampsia and the background mechanisms of this phenomenon. Understanding the etiological background may provide guidance for the prevention and follow–up of women who experience preeclampsia.
Elective cryopreservation of all embryos with subsequent cryothaw embryo
transfer in patients at risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
reduces the risk of adverse obstetric outcomes: a preliminary study.
In 2009, researchers presented a preliminary study at the Associated
Professional Sleep Societies meeting in Seattle, Washington regarding a
possible connection between pregnancy-onset snoring and preeclampsia and
Alanine Aminotrasferase (ALT) is found in multiple body tissues. The serum plays a role in speeding up the alanine cycle. In a clinical setting, doctors order this blood test as one means of measuring liver health.
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Researchers at the University of Adelaide have completed an international study into possible risk factors for premature birth. Premature or preterm birth is considered one of the most avoidable pregnancy complications – in some cases.
In pregnancy, it is not entirely uncommon that you will experience preeclampsia, which is a type of hypertension that arises in gestation. High blood pressure is the most obvious sign of preeclampsia, but it can also affect your kidneys, liver and other organs.
If you’re experiencing hypertension during your pregnancy, you are surely not alone. It is the most common medical disorder in pregnant women. Its more serious forms are actually one of the major causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the US.
Researchers and doctors have been looking into the possible protective
nature of DHA and other omega 3 fatty acids when taken late in
pregnancy. Recently, a study was completed by researchers out of Adelaide University in Australia.
Recently, researchers from Cornell University revealed another important
piece of the pregnancy nutrition / fetal health puzzle. According to
their research, choline consumption during pregnancy is directed
related to the long-term health of the child.
From the first minutes after finding out you’re pregnant, you are
constantly making decisions. Decision making will be a major part of
your life for the next 18 years or so – but before you jump into
parenthood, you may want to decide where you’ll give birth.
You may not be able to see them by the end of the pregnancy, but your ankles are down there and they are holding the pressure of the world. Well, maybe not the pressure of the world, but the pressure of your pregnancy.
According to data collected in the Quebec Pregnancy Registry, there may
be a link between antidepressant intake during pregnancy and
hypertension or high blood pressure.