Two Years of Breastfeeding Likely to Become Law in United Arab Emirates

A draft of a new mandatory breastfeeding law was passed that is likely to become part of a more comprehensive law aimed at protecting the rights of children in the federation. ... read more »

Pregnancy Expectation Off by Five Weeks

Perhaps no other time in life makes the countdown by week as important as it is during pregnancy when the 38-week mark is expected to mean a date with the delivery room. ... read more »

Performance Artist Shares Story of Tragic End to Pregnancy

Nicole Stewart's show - Bun in the Oven - was supposed to be funny, filled with happy stories. It wasn't, but as the saying goes, the show must go on, so it opened as scheduled in October 2013. ... read more »

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increases Lifetime Risk of Stroke

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the most common medical concern doctors see in their pregnant patients. As many as three percent of all pregnant women experience complications of hypertension. ... read more »

Blue-Light Goggles in Development to Prevent Preterm Labor

Approximately 35% of all infant deaths in the US are linked to preterm labor. These grim statistics have led one professor on a quest to find a safe and effective way to prevent preterm labor. ... read more »

Harmful Fats in Mom’s Diet Can Effect Newborn’s Health

The higher a woman's intake of trans fats (chemically produced fats that are not beneficial to health) during the second trimester of pregnancy, the larger her newborn. ... read more »

BabyMed Pregnancy News

The latest Pregnancy News & Obstetrics News articles published by BabyMed. Our news includes the latest of getting pregnant, fertility, complications during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. ... read more »

The Doula: Latest Trend in NYC Delivery Rooms

Massage. Acupuncture. Nutrition counseling. Encouragement.Education. Exotic services. Sound like a new-age health spa? No. It's delivery room. All these things come by way of a doula. ... read more »

Baby’s Brain Injury May Have Occurred Long Before Delivery

Recent advances in medical science indicate many brain injuries occur during pregnancy, long before labor begins. In these cases, medical personnel are not at fault. ... read more »

How an Extra Chromosome Changes Entire Genome of Twins

Dr. Stylianos Antonarakis and his international team of researchers had the rare opportunity to study the genomes of identical twins where one twin had Down syndrome and the other did not. ... read more »

Sun Exposure Diminishes Value of Folic Acid Supplements

A team of researchers in Australia have discovered that too much exposure to the UV rays of sunshine depletes folate levels in spite of healthy diet and supplements. ... read more »

Non-Food Pregnancy Cravings Could Be the Body’s Natural Detox Cure

Food cravings during pregnancy sometimes go beyond usual edibles. Craving to eat unusual things is called pica. ... read more »

Smoking Ban Helps Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications

A report published in the Journal of Women's Health proves that banning smoking can have a positive impact on pregnancy. The result was a significant reduction in early birth risk. ... read more »

Nicotine Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Hypertension in Infants

More and more studies are being released connecting fetal habits with lifelong side effects in children. According to researchers nicotine increases fetal blood pressure, which could lead to increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure later in life. ... read more »

Mother’s Sugar Intake Triggers Fetal Brain Insulin Response

A group of German researchers have recently documented the connection between a mother's sugar intake and the brain activity of the baby she carries. ... read more »

Chemotherapy: A Safe Option During Pregnancy?

As the average age of pregnancy is slowly increasing, so are the rates of pregnant women being diagnosed with various forms of cancer. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Test on the Horizon

Researchers have found evidence of gestational alcohol intake in the first infant bowel movement. ... read more »

Downton Abbey, Depression, and Baby Bonding: Lessons From Lady Mary

There are many lessons we in real life can learn from Lady Mary'sfictional struggle with loss, motherhood, grief, and depression. ... read more »

Polar Body Analysis Increases Fertility

Researchers have found a means of detecting an egg's ability to produce a fetus in women with monogenic diseases. ... read more »

Strep Infection During Pregnancy

Although hand washing is standard procedure today, women still sometimes contract life-threatening infections during pregnancy and childbirth. Of particular concern is Group A streptococcus (GAS). ... read more »

Dr. Amos' News Wednesday January 21, 2015

The latest in pregnancy news ... read more »

Changes in Vaginal pH May Indicate Premature Delivery

The pH of the vagina may be a good indicator of complications to come. ... read more »

Pregnancy: Expect The Unexpected

The body will surely change, in ways predictable and not, but the emotional aspects of pregnancy can be as mystifying as the mystery of life itself. Here are the stories of three women who experienced the unexpected. ... read more »

Driving While Pregnant Increases Likelihood of Crashes

Redelmeier's findings reveal a woman driver is 42% more likely to beinvolved in a car crash that sends her to the ER during the secondtrimester of pregnancy than she is before or after pregnancy. ... read more »

Diclectin Safe for Use Before Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Symptoms Begin

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can cause severe nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy. Women who suffer from the condition tend to be hesitant to conceive again due to fear of suffering HG again. ... read more »

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A new study calls into question the use of two common infertility treatments for couples who have unexplained problems having children. ... read more »

Excess Pregnancy Pounds, Gestational Diabetes Linked to Offspring Kidney Disease

The work of a team of researchers revealed a link between the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and certain maternal conditions experienced before or during pregnancy. ... read more »

Too Many Women Skip Postpartum Visit; Insurance Matters

The medical community recommends all women make and keep an appointment to see their obstetricians within six weeks after delivery and to see a primary care physician within the first year. ... read more »

New Down Syndrome DNA Test 10 Times More Accurate

The latest edition of the Journal of Medicine includes the story on a DNA test that is ten times more accurate than those in wide use today and it can be done much earlier in the pregnancy, too. ... read more »

Maternal Infection in Pregnancy and Risk of Asthma in Offspring

Researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine found an unexpected link between one particular maternal infection and an increased risk of childhood asthma. ... read more »

Maternal Exposure to BPA Increases Risk for Prostate Cancer in Adult Offspring

Exposure to BPA during pregnancy increases the risk of prostate cancer in male offspring, according to a new study. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Lowers Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Breastfeeding may lower a woman's risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, according to new research. ... read more »

Ulcerative Colitis Poses Bigger Pregnancy Risks Than Other IBDs

The recently published findings of a study on the IBD influence during pregnancy suggests it is beneficial to plan conception during a period of remission rather than when IBD is in an active stage. ... read more »

Swedish Moms Enjoy Midwives ... And Very Little Medicine

Having a baby is basically the same around the world but each nation's approach to prenatal and maternity care varies according to national policy. In Sweden, most mothers-to-be enjoy the services of midwives instead of doctors and nurses. ... read more »

New Cars Designed Specifically for Moms

Car developers in the UK are formulating production model cars with the pregnant driver and passenger in mind. The new model is called Expecting, and plans to change how automobiles are designed to increase the safety of pregnant drivers and passengers. ... read more »

Healthy Eating Habits Begin in the Womb

The obesity epidemic - affecting approximately 70 percent of the American population - is generating more and more medical research into the science behind food, food preferences, and dietary habits. ... read more »

Healthy Baby Born from Rare Abdominal Pregnancy

Abdominal pregnancy is a rare and dangerous medical condition that is easy to miss during routine ultrasound exams. ... read more »

Depression and Anxiety May Cause Low Birth Weight

According to a study completed in Bangladesh, women who suffer from depression and anxiety during pregnancy are more apt to give birth to a lower birth weight baby. ... read more »

Eating Seafood Lifts a Pregnant Woman's Mood

Eating omega-3-rich seafood may be a mood-lifter for women who are feeling depressed during pregnancy, suggests a study of British women. ... read more »

Newborn Pain Increases with Smoking

Newborns may be more stressed if mother chooses to smoke during the pregnancy, researchers are reporting this month. ... read more »

Maternal Smoking and Stress Hormones Increase Nicotine Dependence in Adult Daughters

Smoking during pregnancy and high maternal stress hormones increases the risk for nicotine dependence in daughters, according to a new study. ... read more »

Large Population Studies on Pregnancy and Alcohol Should Consider Psychological Factors Too

Studies on the fetal effects of alcohol use during pregnancy seem to contradict one another; one researcher was curious about the disparity in results. ... read more »

Alternative Medicine in Pregnancy: Doctors Need More Proof

Doctors believe there is a critical need for science-based proof about alternative therapi ... read more »

Would Declaring Pregnancy a Disability Stop Workplace Discrimination?

She's not alone. Pregnant retail workers get fired for the same reason.Hostesses who usually stand during most of a work shift get fired forusing a stool during down times. ... read more »

Language Skills Improve When Parents Talk to Preemies

A new study indicates the more words per hour a preemie hears in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the sooner s/he catches up on language. ... read more »

Growth Factor Studies Hint at Rescue For Oxygen-Deprived Preemies

One very serious consequence of being born too soon is that the lungs are not mature enough to function properly. ... read more »

Adequate Weight Gain During Twin Pregnancy Protects Against Preterm Delivery

There is an 8-week window of opportunity during the second trimester to achieve ideal pregnancy weight and reduce the risk of preterm delivery. ... read more »

New Study: Autism Begins in the Womb

The mystery of autism is one step closer to being solved, thanks to a meticulous study conducted by researchers in Washington and California. The team discovered that autism begins in the womb. ... read more »

Cervicovaginal Microbiota in Second Trimester Predicts Preterm Birth Risks

Researchers in Philadelphia report they may have found a way to pinpoint the risk of preterm delivery as early as the second trimester. ... read more »

Sight-Saving Eye Drops Trigger Preemie Heart Attack

The Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus carries the story of a premature baby undergoing a preventive treatment that saves the eyesight of many preemies. ... read more »

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