Pregnancy

Next-gen IVF treatment can help older women conceive

Next-gen IVF treatment can help older women conceiveLondon, Jan 25 - Now, a revolutionary technique exists that can help older women desperate to become mothers by rejuvenating their eggs.


How post-baby weight gain affects you

How post-baby weight gain affects youWashington D. C, Oct 23 (ANI): Moms, you may want to be extra cautious on your weight during and after pregnancy as a recent study has suggested that the unhealthy pregnancy weight gain can tip the scales for mothers seven years later.

For the first time, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health studied the association between gestational weight gain and long-term weight retention and body fat among a multi-ethnic urban population.


Docs conduct 1st successful womb transplants in nine Swedish women

Docs conduct 1st successful womb transplants in nine Swedish womenLondon, Jan 14 : Doctors have successfully transplanted wombs in nine women in Sweden.

Dr Mats Brannstrom, of the University of Gothenberg , who was leading the experimental fertility project, is hoping that the technique may help other women to get pregnant, the BBC reported.


Math can predict your chances of pregnancy

Math can predict your chances of pregnancyLondon, Oct 5 - A new math method can help predict a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, depending on how long the couple has been trying, say researchers.

For instance, the researchers from Warwick Medical School found that, if the woman is aged 35 years, after just six months of trying, her chance of getting pregnant in the next cycle is less than 10 percent.


Stress during pregnancy can harm child’s health for years

Stress during pregnancy can harm child’s health for years London, July 31 : A stressful pregnancy could damage the unborn child's health for years to come, according to a new research.

The study of pregnant English woman found that going through a major upheaval, such as a bereavement or separation, dramatically raised the odds of their baby suffering ill health by the time the infant turned four.


Exercise during pregnancy cuts complication risk

Washington, Oct 9 : Moderate exercise during pregnancy does not contribute to low birth weight, premature birth or miscarriage, according to a new study, which claims that physical activities during the period may actually reduce the risk of complications.

A Michigan State University professor and team have contributed to the U. S. government''s first-ever guidelines on physical activity.


India’s silent tragedy: Maternal mortality finds a voice

India’s silent tragedy: Maternal mortality finds a voiceNew Delhi, Oct. 7 : The stories of women who die in India during pregnancy, delivery or from post-partum complications have largely remained untold – until now. A powerful new tool that analyses the underlying medical and social reasons behind maternal death is being used by health experts, policymakers and communities to save women’s lives.


Women with history of dieting likely to gain more weight during pregnancy

PregnancyWashington, Oct 2 : Women who diet prior to becoming pregnant tend to gain more weight during pregnancy, according to a new study from University of North Carolina.

The study involving more than 1,200 women showed that those with a history of dieting are prone to excessive gestational weight gain.


Asian-white couples have distinct pregnancy risks

Asian-white couples have distinct pregnancy risksWashington, Oct 2: Asian-white couples face pregnancy risks that can vary depending on which parent is Asian, according to a new study from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Junk food may raise miscarriage risk

Junk food may raise miscarriage riskLondon, Sept 20: Gorging on junk food during pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage, suggest scientists.

According to researchers, high levels of trans fats in many burgers, pies, cakes and biscuits could lift the danger by 52 per cent.

A study of 104 mums-to-be spotted the signals.


Exercise can help mums beat the blues both during and after pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy beneficial for mother and babyWashington, Sept 4 : A regular exercise regime during pregnancy can not only help expecting mothers with their body image, but also protect them from depression, says a new study.


Perfumes during pregnancy can hit offspring’s fertility

Perfumes during pregnancy can hit offspring’s fertilityLondon, Sept 2 : Pregnant women who use perfumes or scented creams may increase the risk of unborn boys developing infertility in later life, a new research by Edinburgh University scientists suggests.

The research team reckons that exposure to chemicals found in cosmetics during the pregnancy period of eight and 12 weeks of may affect later sperm production.


Indian woman, 55, gives birth to quadruplets in Italy

Rome, Aug 21 : A 55-year-old Indian woman India has delivered identical quadruplets in the northern Italian city of Mantua, a local newspaper has reported.

According to gazzettadimantova. repubblica. it, the woman, who has lived in nearby Suzzara for 15 years, had gone home to India to be artificially inseminated after trying unsuccessfully in Italy.

"We have been waiting for this moment for 15 years,'''' the babies'' 38-year-old father Pabla Maghar Singh said.

"We are really very happy,” he added.


Binge drinking early in pregnancy ups infants’ risk of oral clefts

WashingtonPregnancy, Aug 1: Pregnant women who binge drink early in their pregnancy increase the likelihood that their babies will be born with oral clefts, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.


How pregnant mice protect their unborn pups

pregnacy proteinLondon, July 21 : Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy have revealed that pregnant mice have a unique way of protecting their unborn.

The team found that chemical changes in brain help the pregnant mouse ignore the smell of strange male’s urine that can cause a miscarriage and re-start the ovulatory cycle.


Pregnancy alone doesn’t increase mental disorders risk

WashingtonPregnancy, July 8: Pregnancy alone may not be associated with an aggravated risk of the most prevalent mental disorders, according to a new study.

However, post-partum women may have a higher risk of major depressive disorder.


Pregnancy rates may decrease, miscarriages increase when fathers are over 35

Washington,Pregnancy July 7: A French scientist claims that she has, for the first time, found a strong paternal effect on reproductive outcomes in a study.

Dr. Stephanie Belloc of the Eylau Centre for Assisted Reproduction in Paris has discovered that pregnancy rates decrease, and miscarriages increase when a father is over 35 years of age.


Delaying childbirth linked to increasing caesarean section rates

Caesarean Cases Increase In CanadaWashington, July 1 : A new study has warned that delaying childbirth might be linked to increasing rates of caesarean section.

Previous epidemiological studies have reported a trend of increased rates of caesarean sections with maternal age, which is consistent in different countries. However, the reason for these augmented rates remains unclear.


Junk food diet during pregnancy may harm your baby’s health

PregnancyWashington, July 1: Eating a poor diet when pregnant may cause long-lasting, irreversible damage - from heart disease to diabetes - in offspring, finds a new study in mice.

During the study, Stephanie Bayol and Neil Stickland at the Royal Veterinary College, London, fed female rats a ‘junk food’ diet of crisps, cheese, muffins and other processed foods throughout pregnancy and lactation.


Substance abuse treatment in pregnancy improves health outcomes for mom, baby

New BornWashington, June 27 : A new study has revealed that pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse early in their pregnancy can achieve the same health outcomes as pregnant women with no substance abuse.


Pregnancy may confer protection against bladder cancer

Washington, Pregnant WomanJune 27: A new study on mice has found that pregnancy may give some protection against bladder cancer.

The findings by investigators at the University of Rochester Medical Center showed that female mice that had never become pregnant had approximately 15 times as much cancer in their bladders as their counterparts that had become pregnant.


Over 50% of Brit women drink alcohol during pregnancy

Washington, Pregnant WomanMay 24: More than half of UK women still consume alcohol during pregnancy, despite being aware of its long-term negative effects on children, according to a new survey.

According to the data released by National Health Service, older mothers are more likely to drink while pregnant than younger ones.


World's first pregnant man is desperate for some ‘man-ternity clothes’!

London, May 20 : He is happy and content with being the world’s first pregnant man but when it comes to ‘man-ternity’ clothes things get a bit dicey for Thomas Beatie, who is just over six weeks away from giving birth.

Married transsexual Thomas insists he is little different from any other expectant mother and has said: "I always feel so bloated.

"Unfortunately there is no such thing as man-ternity clothes,” the Mirror quoted him, as saying.


Pregnancy doesn’t stop more than a third Oz women drinking

Pregnancy doesn’t stop more than a third Oz women drinkingMelbourne, May 13 : A new study has found that more than one third of pregnant women in Australia drink despite most of them knowing the harmful effects alcohol can have on their unborn children.

The study outlines the results of a telephone survey of 1,103 Australian women aged between 18 and 45.


Diet studies prove inconclusive in preventing pregnancy-related diabetes

PregnancyWashington, Apr 30 : A number of health professionals believe that a low glycemic diet may prevent pregnancy-related diabetes. However, a recent review has found no evidence to prove this theory.

Gestational diabetes mellitus or pregnancy-related diabetes is a metabolic disorder affecting up to 14 percent people worldwide.


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