According to a study in The Lancet , there are five interventions for all 39 countries with higher development that could lead to a 5% relative reduction of preterm birth rate from 9·59% to 9·07% of livebirths.
Infertility links from Amos Grunebaum, MD from 11/19/2011
Getting pregnant is not always easy. Below are 15 effective ways on your way to improve your chances getting pregnant.
According to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists most women do not need cervical cancer screening more frequently than once every 3 to 5 years.
It's difficult to make this up. A report says that meat sold in Sweden as beef is actually pork that has been dyed and made to look like beef.
This study shows that assisted reproductive technology pregnancies were associated with increased risks such as preterm birth, placenta previa, and low birthweight infants.
If you previously had an ectopic pregnancy, your risk of having another one is nearly 1 in 5 and you also have a lower chance of a normal pregnancy.
Prolonged formula feeding may increase the odds for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), investigators in a case-control study concluded.
Tori Spelling reveals Placenta previa diagnosis, a potentially life-threatening condition during and after pregnancy.
There is now ample evidence that measuring the cervix with transvaginal ultrasound can identify pregnancies that may be at risk for preterm labor and delivery and treating them with progesterone may decrease preterm labor and delivery.
"In this large-scale, randomized, placebo-controlled trial among middle-aged and older men, long-term daily multivitamin use had a modest but statistically significant reduction in the primary end point of total cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up."
Fertility is directly related to age, and counseling a couple about their fertility as they get older is very important.
As the number of cesarean sections has risen sharply, with no clear evidence that they improve the health of mothers or babies, experts say that childbirth has become overly medicalized and overly expensive. Now some hospitals are making an effort to reduce those trends.
Though few studies track how often a spontaneous pregnancy after use of assisted reproductive technology occurs, those that do suggest it is not uncommon.
Eating certain types of fish with even low levels of mercury while pregnant can increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, whereas consumption of several other types of fish during pregnancy may protect against the disorder, new research suggests.
"Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools and human organs with transplant recipients."
"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.
"A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that a country's chocolate consumption correlates strongly with the number of Nobel Prizes its citizens win.
You probably feel that there is no way that you can become pregnant
again right after having a baby. You will be surprised to learn that
pregnancy right after you give birth is not as farfetched as you
Colic is a term used to describe uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. If the baby is younger than 5 months old and cries for more than three hours in a row for at least three weeks, the chances are that he is colicky.