A study done in 1996 to 1998 in Georgia examined the correlation between
prenatal exposure to magnesium sulfate and a reduced risk of cerebral
palsy. This correlation was being studied because of other prenatal uses
for magnesium sulfate.
A report published in the AJOG (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
claims no short-term side effects occurred in infants treated with
oseltamivir or zanamivir during the 2009 flu pandemic in Japan.
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
Over the last 30 years, the numbers of congenital anomalies have
doubled in multiple births, according to a research study published in BJOG. The study was completed by researchers from the University of Ulster.
How much potential does advanced maternal age have for resulting in
adverse pregnancy results outcome? In other words, when is the
expiration date for a woman's eggs?
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.
Researchers from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education
and Research in India recently published a study on the impact of
household air pollution on stillbirth rates in India. The study was
published in the journal Environmental Research.
Researchers from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London
recently published a study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology
focused on the possibility that Doppler ultrasound may be an effective
means of predicting stillbirth risk.
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
When fetal growth restrictions go undetected during pregnancy, risk of stillbirth increases dramatically.
A study out of West Midlands Perinatal Institute on stillbirth risk
factors was recently published in the journal BMJ. The cohort study
investigated 389 stillbirths as part of a total pool of more than 92.000
live births between 2009 and 2011.
There is nothing worse than delivering the news to a pregnant woman that
her fetus has no heartbeat. Stillbirth is one of the complications of
pregnancy that receives very little attention, but that may soon change.
Researchers from St. Michaels Hospital have found a new possible risk
factor for stillbirths that could lead to lifestyle changes and
pregnancy screenings to reduce the risk.
According to research completed by QUT (Queensland University of
Technology), pregnant women need to stay cool during the first 28 weeks
of pregnancy to decrease the risk of miscarriage and birth defects.
If a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth, the woman is more likely to suffer another stillbirth in the future, according to new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
A stillbirth is the death of a baby after the 20th week of pregnancy but prior to delivery. If the fetus dies before 20 weeks, it's considered a miscarriage. Stillbirth and miscarriage have different causes and therefore require different methods to evaluate the cause.
The majority of miscarriage occur within the first 12 weeks of fetal gestation. After the 12th week, the chances of a miscarriage drop to below 10% of all known pregnancies.
Maternal obesity more than doubles the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death.
What other medical issues can affect the pregnancies of older women?
Are antidepressants safe to take during pregnancy?
An umbilical cord prolapse occurs when the umbilical cord which connect the baby to the placenta slips before the baby's presenting part close to (occult prolapse) or into the vagina.
What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have?
Is Fifth Disease exposure a problem in pregnancy?
What does it do?