Information on the number of births financed by the Medicaid system was not collected or accurately represented until 2008, when Anne Markus, a professor at George Washington University, decided to change that practice.
Valentine's Day is the holiday of chocolate and according to two studies, chocolate may be more than a tasty sweet treat, for pregnant women.
Women with diabetes are at four and a half times higher risk for death of their unborn babies compared to pregnant women without the disease, according to a new study. The babies that do survive face double the risk for death during the first year of life.
Preterm delivery is directly and independently associated with increased risk to maternal cardiovascular health, according to an oral report given at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and later published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Although in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with higher risk of preterm birth, researchers report no neuropsychological side effects from early birth at three years of age.
Twenty percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage happens to about 5% of all couples trying to have a family.
About 125 million pregnant women are at risk of contracting malaria each year. Malaria infection during pregnancy can cause anemia, parasitic fetal infection, low birth weight, premature delivery and death of the mother.
A group of researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine used the internet to find out what American women of reproductive age think they know about making babies.
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.
A new study from Belgium studied positive feelings during pregnancy and the likelihood of postpartum depression.
According to research data compiled over 55 years, natural selection ismoving from short, stout women to tall thin women ' a change that couldhave global implications, according to researchers.
An increasingly important aspect of cancer treatment in children is how cancer treatment today affects the child's ability to reproduce as an adult.
Researchers have found a hormone test to predict the potential outcome of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.
When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to new research published in PLoS One.
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) has released a study with global implications. According to the report, use of vaginal progesterone cream in pregnancies where women have a short cervix could reduce the risk of preterm birth more than 40%.
There are more and more research studies coming out linking C-sectionswith negative side effects ' some lasting for decades after birth. Thisrecent study reveals a possible connection between C-section deliveryand childhood obesity.
Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet.
In-vitro fertilization is one of the treatment options to increase fertility and conception rate, yet according to new research, IVF treatment may be associated with ovarian tumor growth later in life.
Pregnant women may be receiving more C-sections to generate higher income for hospitals and doctors.
Pyelonephritis is an ascending urinary tract infection that may reach the kidney. Severe cases of the infection may lead to pus surrounding the kidney, kidney failure or death. In a pregnancy setting, any infection poses a risk to fetal and maternal health.
A revision in Medicaid policy could soon decreased the number of unintended pregnancies and save $215 million each year in public health costs, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
According to research published in the October 2013 edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, women seeking to give birth outside of the hospital should be warned of increased risk of low APGAR scores and increased risk of seizures.
Researchers found a 50% decline in the use of family physicians for prenatal care over the last 10 years.
Pregnancy is quite a crucial time for mother as well as growing baby. It's well known fact that mothers during this time should be taken well care of, physically as well mentally, for if this is not done, it can adversely affect the health of the unborn child.
A new study suggests as many as 75% of people infected with the flu virus don't experience any symptoms. This extremely high rate of asymptomatic patients makes vaccination important during pregnancy.
Eating mindlessly while watching TV is a bad habit associated with obesity. It's especially concerning when pregnant women watch television while eating, according to a study recently presented.
A higher IQ and better grades in school have long been associated with breastfed babies but a new study suggests it's more likely about the mom, instead.
aResearchers are now regularly reporting health conditions, birth complications and long-term health outcomes that affect infants born to overweight and obese mothers.
Researchers have found a link between the outcome of fetal health when exposed to carcinogens and when the fetus was exposed during gestation. The study was completed by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University).
In many traditional hospital settings women spend the first stage of labor resting in bed. Researchers from The Townsville Hospital and Health Center in Queensland, Australia decided to look more closely at the impact of changing position during the first stage of labor, including moving out of the bed all together.
A new study is re-igniting the breakfast conversation and it comes with scientific evidence that when breakfast quality improves, kids’ grades do, too.
In spite of a wealth of medical knowledge surrounding reproduction, one aspect of embryo development, implantation, has remained a mystery. But researchers now say they've filmed it in action.
Men who usually rest their Wi-Fi laptops on their laps are much more vulnerable to reduced sperm motility and degeneration of the sperm DNA lowering the possibility of men to become fathers.
PCOS is characterized by oligo-amenorrhea, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and, often, morbid obesity.
Researchers have concluded, based on a study in Archives of Disease in Childhood that c-section deliveries can cause an increased risk of childhood obesity.
An expectant mother's blood sugar levels affect how heavy her baby will be, according to a new study.
A group of 21 healthy men recently volunteered to masturbate while watching pornographic videos and they were doing it for free, in the name of science.
Researchers Discover New Cells Key to Placenta Development, Come Closer to Understanding Pregnancy Complications
Scientists are a step closer to understanding how a healthy placenta develops and why some pregnancy complications occur.
According to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, additional education can reduce the risk and occurrence of adverse outcomes during and after pregnancy.
According to a study published in PLoS Medicine, having an abortion using modern methods does not increase risk of preterm delivery.
Researchers at Oxford University have developed a new way to insert special nanoparticles into sperm. This new technique could someday help doctors discover, diagnose and treat the underlying causes of infertility.
Women who are HIV positive often take anti-retroviral drugs to reduce the symptoms associated with the virus and protect the fetus from contracting HIV during pregnancy and childbirth.
There are many parents who admit to trying marijuana at least once during their teenage years. While it may not seem like a big deal at the time, smoking marijuana could have a long term effect that passes on to offspring.
A mother's health and diet just before and after conception could have an impact on a child's health in the long run, researchers say.
A new study reveals that women working directly with pesticides and plasticizers may have less chance of getting pregnant.
Researchers presented a study at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine yearly meet-up, The Pregnancy Meeting, regarding the possible benefits of using alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce preterm labor.
Electronic e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is a health danger for pregnant women and developing babies and can damage a developing baby’s brain and lungs. In addition, some of the flavorings used in e-cigarettes may be harmful to a developing fetus.
A recent Canadian study discovered that the microbiota of the female breast is unique, consisting of a population mix that appears nowhere else on the rest of the body.
A researcher from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has mapped the incredible decline in HIV infections transmitted from mother to child.
An estimated 50 to 80 percent of all women who give birth experience some degree of postpartum depression in the first year after delivery.