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.
"Women who choose to be permanently childfree perceive more social pressures to become mothers than other women, but feel less distress about not having kids than women who are childless from or other reasons, a new national study shows. "
"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.
There is reason to believe semen contains a secret ingredient that promotes ovulation so the female body knows it’s time to get pregnant.
The Endocrine Society has just made revisions to its Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for management of thyroid disease during pregnancy and postpartum.
In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction.
The prediction of shoulder dystocia is important because is could prepare the labor & delivery team for a dangerous situation and also it may help in the counseling of pregnant women.
According to the Neonatal Resuscitation program, doctors should delay umbilical cord clamping a minimum of one minute if no immediate medical attention is needed
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women have a choice and if they are asymptomatic with no history of health issues related to the breasts or female reproductive system, they do have a choice in the matter of wellness exams.
According to research published on BMJ.com, dieting is not only acceptable during pregnancy; it may be advisable for women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy.
According to the Global Action Report on Preterm Birth, more than 15 million infants are born before their due dates.That translates to about one out of every 10 births.
It appears that the children and grandchildren of men who become fathers between the late 30s and early 50s live longer lives than children born to younger dads.
A woman who is diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy can carry the fetus to term and deliver a healthy infant.
The standard of care for premature labor has typically been to place the
pregnant woman on bed rest; limiting activity for the remaining weeks
New research shows that a woman’s pre-pregnancy preconception weight is a better indicator of whether her child will be overweight or obese than her weight during pregnancy is.
If mom gains too much weight during pregnancy, baby will grow up weighing too much and possibly suffers from weight-related health concerns well into adulthood.
Much of the increased risk of childhood obesity is associated with maternal weight – not the c-section.
Placentophagia (or eating the placenta) is when someone, usually the mother, eats the placenta after birth.