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Depression is The Single Largest Predictor of Substance Use During Pregnancy

It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy.

by Staff Reporter

Wearable Motion Sensors Could Save Unborn Babies

Wearable Motion Sensors Could Save Unborn Babies

The thump, thump of a baby's heartbeat is a milestone in any pregnancy. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby's heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heartrate monitor currently available in the market.

by Staff Reporter

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Home Births as Safe as Hospital Births: International Study

Hamilton, ON (August 8, 2019) - A large international study led by McMaster University shows that low-risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home have no increased chance of the baby's perinatal or neonatal death compared to other low-risk women who intend to give birth in a hospital.

by Staff Reporter

'Battle Scars: Major Stretch Mark Myths Debunked'

Battle Scars: Major Stretch Mark Myths Debunked

Much as you might try to conceal them under heavy makeup or clothes, or you wear them as a badge of honor after childbirth, chances are you have some stretch marks like most people. Stretch marks have become a part of our lives it seems.

by Amy Lee

Mothers Immunity

Breaking the Code: How is a Mother's Immunity Transferred to Her Baby?

One of the most successful interventions in reducing infectious disease worldwide, vaccination still has limited effectiveness in protecting one group of patients - newborn infants. Now a study based at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard has determined how a pregnant woman's vaccine-induced immunity is transferred to her child, which has implications for the development of more effective maternal vaccines. The report will be published in the June 27 issue of Cell and is receiving the early online release.

by Staff Reporter

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Fainting During Pregnancy Can Be a Sign of Problems for Both Mother and Baby

Women have long been told fainting is a common but harmless symptom of pregnancy, but new research shows it may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health, especially when it occurs during the first trimester.

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In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Deadly Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Athens, Greece - 25 May 2019: Women undergoing fertility treatment should urgently see their doctor if they have heart failure symptoms, according to a study presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

by Staff Reporter

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought

Menopausal Changes to Female Heart Happen Earlier Than Thought

It's known the female heart changes after menopause, but a new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening during perimenopause- the stage before menopause sets in.

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Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Breastfeeding Reduces Long-Term Risk of Heart Disease in Mothers

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. The study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible.

by Staff Reporter

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5 Products That All Mothers Need to Know About

5 Things That All Mothers Need to Have

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Association Between Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy, Miscarriage Risk

Bottom Line: Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia and mood disorders. This observational study examined the risk of miscarriage associated with their use in early pregnancy by drug class, specific agent and short- or long-acting formulation in about 442,000 pregnancies in Canada from 1998 through 2015.

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Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Results from a study published in the Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can nearly eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung and breast cancer.

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Obesity in Early Pregnancy Linked to Pregnancy Complications

In a prospective study of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns.

by Staff Reporter

Breast Cancer and the heart

'I'm here for Breast Cancer. Why are you Talking to Me About my Heart?'

Milan, Italy - 4 May 2019: Many physicians are not telling cancer patients about the cardiotoxicity risks of treatments and may not be fully aware of the dangers themselves. A new study reveals an urgent need to look after the hearts of these patients. The research is presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

by Staff Reporter

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Viral Infections During Pregnancy Linked to Behavioral Abnormalities in Offspring

Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows.

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Pregnancy Shifts the Daily Schedule Forward

Add this to the list of what to expect: Getting up earlier, at least in the first trimester. New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first third of their pregnancy. A new study by researchers in Arts & Sciences and at the School of Medicine shows how impending motherhood induces changes in daily timing of a mother which, when disrupted, may put a pregnancy at risk, as reported in the Journal of Biological Rhythms.

by Staff Reporter

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Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children

Association found between omega-6:omega-3 ratio in the umbilical cord and the appearance of ADHD symptoms

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C-sections are seen as breastfeeding barrier in US, but not in other global communities

Indigenous Mexican mothers practice prolonged breastfeeding even after C-sections and their babies benefit

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Research finds simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.

by Staff Reporter

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Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provide expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday.

by Staff Reporter

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Mom-to-mom phone calls lift breastfeeding rate

Telephone support study findings released

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Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema

Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting.

by Staff Reporter

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